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Design Line Table Lamp by Bill Curry
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Design Line cast iron table lamp by Bill Curry, the lamp is turned on and off by picking the lamp up and placing it down on a surface to engage the switch, 5.5" H x 2" W.A graduate of the Los Angeles Art Center, Curry began his career as an art director for the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, a precursor of the later TRW Inc. In 1962, Curry founded the home furnishings company Design Line, Inc. in El Segundo, California. Many of Curry's creations were showcased at the Pasadena Art Museum and, after being labeled the "best lamps of the year" by Industrial Design magazine, his iconic "Stemlites" were selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce for display in exhibitions in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Iraq as examples of quality American design. By 1969, Curry's reputation had developed to the point that the Los Angeles Times would describe him as "one of California's leading designers."[Upon his death, a retrospective of Curry's designs was presented at the Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, California.University of California-Los Angeles art professor Bernard Kester and University of Southern California art professor Susan Peterson remarked that "Curry may be credited with originating the first total look in lamp forms, eliminating the base-plus-shade concept, then designing the lamp exploiting the bare bulb, then reshaping the bulb to shape the lamp as an integral unit.
Condition
Wear to the finish
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Design Line Table Lamp by Bill Curry

Estimate $175 - $275
Aug 22, 2020
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Starting Price $100
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0075: Design Line Table Lamp by Bill Curry

Sold for $150
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Est. $175 - $275Starting Price $100
Aug 22, 2020 2:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0075 Details

Description
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Design Line cast iron table lamp by Bill Curry, the lamp is turned on and off by picking the lamp up and placing it down on a surface to engage the switch, 5.5" H x 2" W.A graduate of the Los Angeles Art Center, Curry began his career as an art director for the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, a precursor of the later TRW Inc. In 1962, Curry founded the home furnishings company Design Line, Inc. in El Segundo, California. Many of Curry's creations were showcased at the Pasadena Art Museum and, after being labeled the "best lamps of the year" by Industrial Design magazine, his iconic "Stemlites" were selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce for display in exhibitions in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Iraq as examples of quality American design. By 1969, Curry's reputation had developed to the point that the Los Angeles Times would describe him as "one of California's leading designers."[Upon his death, a retrospective of Curry's designs was presented at the Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, California.University of California-Los Angeles art professor Bernard Kester and University of Southern California art professor Susan Peterson remarked that "Curry may be credited with originating the first total look in lamp forms, eliminating the base-plus-shade concept, then designing the lamp exploiting the bare bulb, then reshaping the bulb to shape the lamp as an integral unit.
Condition
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Wear to the finish

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