Het ontstaan van de Jieldé lamp
Annoyance was the inspiration for Jean Louis Domecq to develop this lamp in 1951.
He was tired of repairing the hinge lamps in his workshop and studio over and over again.
So one day he decided to design a robust and multifunctional model that was internationally successful and remains a design icon to this day.
His idea was to change the cord that was in the lamp.
The cord was constantly causing difficulties and prevented the lamp from being turned completely.
the idea was never to have this cord twisted together again and to hide it entirely in the articulating arm.
In addition, Domecq wanted the parts to be interchangeable for his lamp.
So he designed four interchangeable basic elements, which can be produced in large series and from which everyone - including people with two left hands - could put together the most diverse models.
The four parts: the base (nine different stand and clamp versions) hinge joints, arms of different lengths and an end piece for a parallel or cross connection) and the reflector unit with a ring as a handle. The current is passed through the joints via sliding contacts.
The lamp can be expanded with different arms, but can also be shortened, whereby the shade is screwed directly to the base with a hinge joint. Other advantages are that the model is not hindered by vibrations, can rotate around its own axis and is absolutely waterproof.
In de jaren ’70 heeft Domecq nog een tweede kap ontworpen: van boven afgevlakt met ingedrukte randen. Ook de scharniergewrichten zijn plat terwijl de arm- en verbindingssteunen hoekig van vorm zijn. Populair tot op de dag van vandaag.