Santa & Cole’s Tatu table lamp, designed by André Ricard, plays an iconic 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.