patricia urquiola: tatou for flos
patricia urquiola: tatou for flos
sep 19, 2012

patricia urquiola: tatou for flos

patricia urquiola: tatou for flos‘tatou’ by patricia urquiola for flos




lighting brand flos presents a new family of lamps designed by patricia urquiola on the occasion of the 2012 london design festival.

taking its name from the french word for ‘armadillo’, the ‘tatou’ series draws its influences from that of armour, particularly that of classic antique japan, offering dynamism, lightness and flexibility. the idea behind the luminaire is made-up of four identical elements, each one interwoven to form a unified dome which diffuses direct light either upwards or downwards, as well as allowing light to pass through as a result of its perforated shell. available in a floor, table and suspension models, ‘tatou’ is offered in two different sizes and three finishes: white, black or plum.


patricia urquiola: tatou for flos floor lamp


patricia urquiola: tatou for flos ‘tatou’ S1 suspension lamp


patricia urquiola: tatou for flos ‘tatou’ S2 suspension lamp

  • jealousy is in the air…

  • Well this is not the first time Miss Urquiola is \”influenced\” from others…

  • @matt

    No one copied (at least not the example you have given). the only similarity is that the items are light shades. pattern is different, execution is different, form is different, aesthetics and volumes are different, ultimate function is different.

    Personally I think this is a much more refined and thought about product.


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