Copyright © 2014 by Grimanesa Amorós

UROS | tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE | New York City

Before and After

Concept Renderings

UROS 2012
Documentation Video

Light Sculpture
New York, NY

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, vinyl, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware

Dimensions: 15 ft x 9 ft x 26 in

Uros is part of a series of light sculptures by Grimanesa Amorós. The sculpture is Amorós' interpretation of the floating Uros Islands in Puno, Peru, hand-made with totora reeds by the indigenous Uros.

tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE is the site for the Miyake US headquarters and flagship store carrying all Issey Miyake collections and featuring a titanium "intervention" or sculpture by Frank Gehry.


During the 2011 holiday season, as part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations, tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE presented "Uros" - a lighting sculpture installation by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós. The project was part of a series of works encapsulating the natural elegance of sea foam and totora reeds used for building the floating Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. The artist designed a special sequence of lights within the sculpture to extended its presence in the boutique interior without additional physical materials. tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE held a special press launch event for the artist and the project in December, 2011.