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I Needed a Jieldé

To say I “needed” a Jieldé is ridiculous, yes, I know. But when I saw the brass coloured Jieldé at the Hollace Cluny close-out sale (final reductions on now until August 28), I knew it would provide the jolt of contemporary my time warp, MCM living room needs. But that was two weeks ago and the mark down was only 30 per cent; I elected to bide my time and see if it would drop even further. It did. Yesterday I popped into the shop to find the lamp further reduced to 50 per cent off;  I jumped at my chance to buy high for low and walked my Jieldé home.

The little vintage lamp I scored at the Junction Flea flickered and dimmed after no time at all when it got hot. My new lamp throws the perfect amount of light exactly where I need it. Ironically, I chose the Jieldé because it feels so current but it was actually designed in the late 1940s by Jean-Louis Domecq; it was first produced in Lyon, France in 1950 and has never gone out of production, it’s as mid-century modern as anything else in my space.

Hollace Cluny reopens mid-September in Designer’s Walk.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013 by Chris
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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Carol Says:

    Oh ho! I never knew what those were called or where to get them, but I’ve got some inspiration pics that I’ve been saving. I’m sure I can’t afford one! I even have the Jade tree for this scenario: http://pinterest.com/pin/197876977347806623/

  2. Holly Says:

    Great lamp, great deal, well done!

  3. Liza Says:

    I think that counts as a definite “need” – wonderful lamp, very elegant touch.

  4. Claire Says:

    It’s beautiful! You are very lucky for finding it at such a discount. It was obviously meant to be yours…and I’m sure you’ll have it forever.

  5. Lamp Lover Says:

    Hi, Where can I find Jielde lamps in Toronto besides Hollace Cluny?

    Thanks

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