A 1962 design by legendary American designer Bill Curry, he took inspiration from nature for the Stemlite collection: the sleek, cast metal base resembles a sturdy but delicate stem of a tulip, which carries the beautiful glass shade like a fragile button waiting to open.
The simplistic yet impressive design language of the Stemlite lamps can be easily combined with all decor styles, from classic to eclectic to experimental, making them ideal for both public spaces and your home.
Material: Frosted glass, metal
Diameter: Shade: 38 cm, base: 25 cm
Height; Lamp: 110 cm, shade: 20 cm
Lamp base; E27
Light source: 8W LED (not included)
IP value; 20
Cable length; 220 cm
Cable color; Gray
Cable material; Textile
William "Bill" Curry (1927-1971) was an American industrial designer whose print is strongly associated with the Mid-Century Modern style. Bill Curry studied at the Los Angeles Art Center and after graduating worked as an advertising executive and Art Director before founding his own designer furniture and lighting company, Design Line, in 1962. Bill Curry is best known for his iconic collection of 1960s Stemlite lamps, widely praised for their innovation and unique appeal.
American designer Bill Curry (1927-1971) captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and ‘70s with his iconic lamp designs. From his unique Los Angeles vantage point at the meeting point of art, design and engineering, during an era defined by the space race, pop culture and a new forward-looking optimism, he translated the wonder and delight he saw around him into simple yet intelligent ideas with clear visual narratives. 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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