Greta Smetoniute/UK

Educating retail clients

Presentation date: 25. October
Presentation time: 12:15

This paper is a follow-up from the PLDC 2018 presentation in Singapore: How sustainable is your spotlight, presented by Matt Waugh and Greta Smetoniute. The research has been continued and the speaker will explain what progress has been made in educating clients and collaborating with manufacturers as a significant step towards a circular economy. The presentation will share what steps she and the team at the design practice where she works have already taken, what the client feedback has been, and how they are pushing forward, together with industry partners, like-minded businesses and lighting initiatives.

Introduced by

Greta Smetoniute/UK, Michael Grubb Studio

Greta Smetoniute joined the Michael Grubb Studio team in 2014 after graduating from the Arts University of Bournemouth (AUB) with a BA (Hons) in Costume & Performance Design.

Greta’s production skills continued beyond lighting and have been used to generate light art animations for the Oliver Jeffers Exhibition, Seven Stories and the Gardens of Light Festival.

Greta has worked on a wide range of important projects, from museums, exhibitions, visitor centres and art installations. In 2016, Greta worked with the cosmetics retail company Lush to deliver a comprehensive lighting scheme (recognized as an award winner at the 2016 Lux Awards) that is currently being implemented across all new stores across the globe.