At the end of the 40’s, tired of not finding a light adapted to his general mechanics activity, Jean Louis Domecq decide to draw it himself. After fumbling for a while, the definitive drawing is ready in April of 1950. It totally fulfills the required specifications: simple, strong and fully articulated allowing it to be placed on any working table.
After the success of his invention, Jean Louis Domecq will spend 1951 and 1952 to industrialize his manufacturing process. In 53 he creates a company dedicated to the selling of his lamp, his initials will form the company name: Ji eL Dé.
The Jieldé lamps are recognized today as the symbol of the French industrial Art.
The lamps are manufactured in Lyon (France) with the same gestures since the 50’s and are numbered to stay unique.