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.