We’ve long admired the distinctive shape of the industrial floor lamp with articulated arms, a design that dates back to 1950, when the Frenchman Jean-Louis Domecq, unable to find a lamp that provided the proper illumination for his work as an engineer, decided to create one himself.
Today, Jieldé, the company Domecq founded in 1953, is still producing variations of his original design; and now the Parisian design studio Tsé & Tsé has put its own stamp on this French industrial design icon. Tse Tse’s version has a less exaggerated zigzag profile, and a base outfitted with wheels—a particularly useful touch. Oh, and it’s comprised of 8 separate colors, one each for the six arms; shade; and base. How could we possibly resist such a well-articulated design?
Photo: Tse Tse