Michael Gruber brings an artists’ eye and consideration to every project. Formerly an artist-photographer with a degree from Philadelphia College of Art [now the University of the Arts], he began designing interiors in 1984. His eponymous company, Michael Gruber Design, has gained a reputation for seamlessly mixing historic references with modern decorative arts.
In addition, Michael has brought his unique background as an artist and experience as a designer together to craft an extensive array of Fine and Decorative Art exhibition designs. He has retired from the executive board of Collab, a group of design professionals that support the decorative arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art after establishing the Collab Journal and is currently an Allied Member of ASID. He as given back to the community actively designing the Alex's Lemonade Great Chefs Event since it's inception, designing Eat Cafe, a pay what you can afford restaurant concept for the community surrounding Drexel University where he also guest critiques student designers.
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Candace Foster, Senior Associate, holds a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture & Design from Drexel University. Prior to gaining her advanced degree she graduated from Philadelphia University with an undergraduate degree in Textile Design, working five years as a designer of residential kitchen and food service textiles. Serious but always a lot of fun, Candace brings her professional and fresh vision to the projects at Michael Gruber Design.