Task light


Standard (1950), Jean Louis Domecq

Tired of not finding a light adapted to his general mechanics activity, designer Jean-Louis Domecq invented a lamp that could perform well under heavy duty circumstances. In 1953, he creates a company dedicated to the marketing of his lamp: Jieldé, a name derived from the initials of his name, Ji eL Dé.

The key feature of the lamp is the remarkable joint construction, which makes it different from all other task lights. The electricity is transported through the joints by an ingenious mechanism which eliminates the necessity of wires. In the first half of the previous century many accidents occurred due to breaking wiring, caused by the absence of durable synthetic insulation materials. The Jieldé lamp was virtually indestructible. For decades the light continued to be mainly used in the environment it was originally design for: the industrial context. Today, because of the distinct design, it has found its way into the world of interior design.

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