amigo & amigo

We began our journey driven to create works that captured people’s imaginations.

amigo & amigo interactive lighting and design studio explores the combination of light and sculpture in public and commercial spaces. The studio works with expert electrical engineers to customise lighting elements that adapt to their experimental forms. More recently amigo & amigo have begun incorporating kinetic movement into their installations, further playing with how light and movement can engage audience imagination.

amigo & amigo was founded in 2012 by artist and industrial design duo Simone Chua and Renzo B. Larriviere. Their keen interest in light design began in their first year out of university where they were invited to produce an installation for TEDx Macquarie University.

Their projects are predominantly large scale and technically complex. They are playful in nature and are designed to transform environments into memorable experiences, inviting audiences to interact with the work.

The amigos’ installation work has been featured at Sydney’s Vivid Light Festival for the last 3 consecutive years. Their 2015 installation Affinity was commissioned by Destination NSW and featured outside Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Their 2012 installation Ray was surveyed by IBM as the most popular sculpture at Vivid.

 

The amigos

 

Renzo B. Larriviere

Co-founder

Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design UTS
Fine Arts in Sculpture, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru

Simone Chua

Co-founder

Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design UTS
Masters of Design Florence Design Academy, Italy

Our Process

Meet

Our clients come to us with a brief from here we research the brand and think how we can represent this using light and sculpture.

Ideas

This is when the fun starts, we put pen to paper and play. Producing ideas that are informed by new technologies and different material options.

Collaborate

Giving our clients the ideas to pitch. We provide our thoughts, sketches and findings.

Results

Realising the installation – Once an idea has got the green light we work with our multi-skilled team to design detail, engineer, produce and deliver the work.