Santa & Cole's Tatu table lamp, designed by André Ricard, plays an important role in the Spanish pop culture of the 1970s. Embodying a fascinating fusion of object and lamp, Tatu consists of three sections that rotate independently, making it easily adaptable to your lighting needs. With a name translating to armadillo, the resemblance is uncanny: much like the mammal that can roll up into a ball, Tatu can flex to spread light from your desk, shelf or nightstand. It can even transform into a wall lamp with the included fittings.

Spanish designer André Ricard found inspiration for Tatu in the reading light above his head on a long-distance flight: thanks to its concentrated beam, Ricard could continue reading without waking up his sleeping spouse. Originally introduced in 1972 and relaunched by Santa & Cole in 2018, the Tatu table lamp has been updated with modern LED technology. In addition to the easily adjustable light intensity, you can adjust the width of the beam from narrow to wide.

Santa & Cole

Tatu table lamp, red



4–7 weeks



ABS plastic
20.5 cm
8 cm
Overall height 25 cm / 15 cm to the base of the top-most section
Light source
Integrated dimmable 6W LED
Colour temperature
2,700 K
Luminous flux
171 lm
40,000 h
IP rating
Protection class
Energy label
A++ - A
230 V
Nominal frequency
50–60 Hz
Certifications and labels
CE marked: tested and approved according to European standards
EU plug
Cable length
200 cm
Cable colour
Cable material
2 kg
Yes. Adjustable light intensity 0% to 100%. Dimmer and switch incorporated into the luminaire.
Adjustable height
Yes. Adjustable focal length from 30º to 50º.
Can be used also as a wall light. Fittings included.

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André Ricard

André Ricard (born 1929 in Barcelona) is a prolific designer, academic and writer. His impressive career within industrial design has included the likes of tableware, kitchen appliances, and lighting, some of which can now be found in the collections of Barcelona-based design company Santa & Cole.

In addition to his feats in product design and packaging, Ricard is known for designing the Olympic Torch for the 1992 Olympic Games held in Barcelona. Ricard has also acted as President of the NGO Design for the World and received awards such as Spain’s National Design Award.

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