The design of Flos Tatou Light is inspired by classic antique Japanese armour. The name 'Tatou' is French for armadillo. The 'shell' protects direct light to the eyes and produces a harmonic play on light and shadow through the perforated sections. This is made up of four identical elements which are all interwoven to form a unified dome shape which diffuses light both up and down. The Black version gives off a burgundy hue when its on and the Ochre Grey version gives off a copper hue. Tatou Floor light also comes in 2 suspension versions and a table version.