100% French manufacturing
Discover the iconic Jieldé lamps: industrial lamps, design, articulated, robust, handmade in France. A cult object and an icon of French industrial design.
"Inanimate objects, do you have a soul ?"
Did Jean-Louis Domecq think of this when, in 1949, he laid the foundations of his project ?
The question remains, because this genius inventor Lyonnais gives to his creation that supplement of soul which places it on the border between the object of use and the work of art.
Did Jean-Louis Domecq think of this when, in 1949, he laid the foundations of his project ? The question remains, because this genius inventor Lyonnais gives to his creation that supplement of soul which places it on the border between the object of use and the work of art.
Still, he conceives a lamp adapted to the needs of his activity, a simple lamp, robust, articulated and without cable in his joints.
The definitive model was born in 1950. To industrialize his invention, Jean Louis Domecq created "Jieldé" from the initials of his name (JLD). Success is at the rendezvous: the lamp "Jieldé" invests factories, workshops, drawing tables. With the decline of the industry in France, the production is running out of steam, but the lamp keeps its potential.
It appeals to collectors, to design enthusiasts with its clever mix of form, function, material, use, technique ... but also this "little something" in addition that provokes the crush. It touches the general public since the 90s, because it leaves the industrial world to enchant the interior of our houses, thanks to the multiplicity of the proposed finishes.
From then on, the STANDARD becomes LOFT.
In 2003 is born the SIGNAL, which is a replica of the original lamp in smaller size.
The suspensions AUGUSTIN, CLÉMENT, BEAUMONT and DANTE will follow, as well as the reissue of the LAK lamp.
What has not changed is the manufacture: the lamps are still handmade, with the original tools, in the workshops of Saint Priest, near the suburbs of Lyon. "Jieldé" is also a team: founders, stampers, mechanics, painters"Made in France", which give it a 100% French manufacturing.
Vintage and current, timeless and tailor-made, the lamp "Jieldé" is well of its time, and continues to shine in France and in the world the name of its genius inventor.