A couple of weeks ago I spotted an angular skinny powdercoated metal lamp in a secondhand place on Kloof Street, and in a flash I was convinced it was the Jieldé floor lamp I’ve coveted for so long. So I snapped it up and bore it home triumphantly. But hmm, my triumph wilted a bit after I noted how very wobbly my lamp was, and Googled the real deal to compare.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the pictorial comparison below shows that I was sorely mistaken (mine’s on the left, Jieldé on the right).
(comparison pic from Caravan site)
So it’s a bit wobbly and not quite the piece of classic design excellence I hoped it would be, but it’s not a knockoff, it shines good light, and actually, I’m starting to like our wobbly, knock-kneed lamp for its own sake. He’s pretty cute anyway.