X Factor SA designed by MGD for Gearhouse SA/SDS and RAPID BLUE

Set Design for Television, Stage, Exhibitions and Corporate Events. Matching practical functionality with superb quality and unparalleled design aesthetics.


Numerous stage sets have been designed by MGD not only for theatre, but in stadiums and numerous theatrical productions around the country.


Large scale television sets are the stock in trade of Michael Gill Designs, including weekly and annual TV productions, once-off specials and international work.


MGD works extensively in the corporate environment, designing staging for conferences, road shows and launches for a broad spectrum of industries.


Award winning, eye-catching and innovative exhibition stands are a hallmark of Michael Gill Designs, earning them numerous awards.


Multiple award-winning set design studio, Michael Gill Designs, is an industry leader in creating strikingly original and visually dynamic sets for television and live events, both in South Africa and internationally.

If you have a TV, attend corporate functions, visit exhibitions or enjoy live theatre spectaculars, chances are that you’ve had the pleasure of viewing productions or exhibitions staged on unique, original Michael Gill sets.

The company’s highly successful reputation is built on the architectural principles of shaping physical environments through dramatic design and creating production value through visual aesthetics.

From musical stadium spectaculars to national lottery shows; from the launch of eTV, to the studio design for their 24-hour e-News channel; and from weekly TV shows to International Motor Exhibitions, Michael Gill Designs pride themselves on setting the standard for quality and design excellence.

"I would like to personally thank you for all you have done to make the visit by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their children such a tremendous success."

− US Embassy

"Your talent, dedication and patience during the production is highly appreciated and commands great respect!"

− Skouspel

"Words fail us - you are truly the most amazing team of people to work with - not only did you add an element of entertainment to this very long and hectic process - but you made our "hole” into a "castle"."


"Your partnership has been invaluable to 360 Degrees Production House. The design & desired outcome on this project was phenomenal. It presented some extra ordinary challenges, and I really wanted to express how valuable your dedication & perseverance for excellence, was to our business."

− Elton Hesketh (360 Degrees Production House) for General Motors JIMS 2008

"Winning the Award for the overall best Commercial Vehicle Stand can be directly attributed to your organisation’s involvement. The success of the event was the result of hard work from all members of the team and I would like to thank you and your team members for your professional input and participation and I hope to be able to source your excellent services again in the near future."

− Marja Brunninger, MAN Trucks and Busses

"Your talent, dedication and patience during this production are highly appreciated and commands great respect!"

− Jannie Pretorious (Frontline Productions) for Skouspel 2008

"Michael, as always your sets were beautiful, functional, in and up on time and blew everyone away."

− Megan Willson, 360 Degrees Production House (Coca-Cola Accelerate 360 Degrees Summit 2007)

"Thank you for giving so much passion and enthusiasm to this project. Your delivery was way beyond our expectations."

− Elton Hesketh, 360 Degrees Production House (Isuzu Trucks - Auto-Africa 2006)

"Wow! What an awesome and professional job you have done... I hope our paths keep crossing."

− Megan Willson, 360 Degrees Production House (Project Fame 2004)

"We would like to thank you for your contribution in making the launch of "Siyakhula: The Old Mutual Way” such a success. The feedback that we have received from our staff members countrywide has been overwhelmingly positive - Old Mutual will never be the same again! It was a privilege for us to be part of such a professional and dedicated team."

− Roddy Sparks (Managing Director) Old Mutual Group ("Siyakhula: Old Mutual Way” road show 2001).

"It’s all over and a great success the 3 Tenors was, we would like to try and express in words our gratitude for the tremendous dedication and professionalism you and your team showed in putting the program together."

− Persis Tozer & Ray Wilson, Framework Television