William or Bill Curry, a designer famous for his modern furniture designs in the ‘60s, was born in 1927 in USA. He was a Los Angeles Art Center alumnus, who went on to start a company for home furniture called Design Line, Inc., in El Segundo, California in 1963. He was especially well-known for bringing innovation and art into lamps by utilising bulbs to bring style to lamps and for sending the stereotypical base and shade lamp designs out of vogue. His works have been showcased at the Pasadena Art Museum.
His achievements include getting the "best lamps of the year" title from Industrial Design magazine; upon getting which, the US Department of Commerce exhibited his pieces at art galleries in Yugoslavia and Iraq as representative of modern American designs. He passed away in 1971 at the age of 44. Some of his works were posthumously showcased at the Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, California.