Jieldé LAK wall fixture
design by: Jean Louis Domecq (1920-1980)
This is an original Jieldé LAK wall lamp. 100% made in France and made of very solid industrial materials (aluminium and metal), making it practically indestructible.
These Jieldé lamps are designed for medical applications, which is why they have an angular shape.
The arms are 40 cm long in the LAK versions and can be rotated at all pivot points. Because this light has sliding contacts in the hinges, it can be rotated 360 degrees without the risk of wire breakage.
The shade has a diameter of 15 cm and has an adjustment bracket / grab bracket. This fixture is also equipped with a porcelain E27 fitting.
You can also indicate during your order that you would like an outgoing cable and/or switch. You will need the cable with plug if your electrical point cannot reach directly behind the base of this fixture.
Jean Louis Domecq started work on the Jieldé design in 1950. He does this out of frustration because he cannot find a good lamp for his work as a mechanic. He wants a simple, robust and distinct design that is able to adapt to any work situation. In 1952 production was sufficiently industrialized and the Jieldé company was born. The company name is derived from the designer's initials, JLD.
The pivot points are a technical masterpiece. In the first half of the last century there were many accidents due to breakage of wiring in lamps. This is because no insulation materials have been used yet. Jieldé's first brochure shows that copper discs are used at the pivot points of these lamps instead of electric wire. As a result, there is never a possibility of wire breakage, even with intensive use. This was a groundbreaking invention for the time.
Type Jieldé lampen:
- The Loft Serie :
The first design from 1950, also called the “standard”
- De Lak Serie :
Angular version of the Loft Series, widely used in hospitals (late 1960s-early 1970s)
- The Signal Series :
Smaller version of the Loft Series without the sliding contacts. Introduced in 2006.
- The Aicler Series :
This is a variant of the Signal Series with cover (round or rectangular)
Introduced in 2019.
- Augustin / Clement / Beaumont / Dante :
The Jieldé pendant lamp series introduced from 2010
Jieldé lamps are recognized worldwide as an iconic design of industrial French art. They are handcrafted in Lyon to this day.