American designer William ‘Bill’ Edwin Curry (1927-1971) captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and ‘70s with his iconic lamp designs.
Beginning his career as a graphic designer and art director in the aero-tech industry, he launched his own home furnishings company, Design Line Inc in 1962. Credited with developing the first ‘total look’ lamp forms – eliminating the base-bulb-shade concept and instead exploiting the bare bulb in a playful, self-contained unit – he was recognized as one of California’s leading designers by the time he died at the age of just 43.
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