An honors graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Rico Espinet started as a sculptor. His interest in objects soon evolved to installations in which the placement of the sculpture became as important as the objects themselves. Lighting was an integral part of these installations, defining space and heightening the overall experience. Rico Espinet features lamps and fixtures for Robert Abbey Lighting, Inc. that couples perspicuous line and warm, often atmospheric light into collections that affirm their environment. Drawing from his background in sculpture, architecture, and a fascination with the beauty of mundane objects, Rico Espinet's lighting is rooted in a generous vocabulary of form. Although Rico Espinet continues to extend his collection, his first designs are still classics. The Monk Lamp, originally fashioned with a microphone base and plumbing pipe, was a homemade reading lamp Espinet had made for himself. When a photo shoot by Todd Eberle of Espinet’s studio landed the lamp in both a House & Garden article and a Hunter Douglas ad campaign, Robert Abbey invited him to design a line to manufacture. The Scribe Lamp, influenced by the Monk Lamp was his first design for Robert Abbey Lighting, Inc.
|Style: Contemporary||Base Finish: Nickel|
|Shade Color: White||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Switch Type: Dimmer||Country of Manufacture: Imported|
Questions & Answers
“Hi, what is the height of this torchiere?” asked by Oscar
“Hi, what type of bulb does this light take?” asked by Mike
“Hi, what are the dimensions of the shade?” asked by Caren
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Robert Abbey Nina Floor Torchiere
Hope from Ohio– Verified Buyer
I love this lamp. It gives off a great amount of light without being intrusive. I love how tall it is and how it is still sturdy and beautiful.
Joane from San Diego, CA– Verified Buyer
Love this lamp. Great amount of light for my space, and easy to put together. My only concern is the potential fragility of the lampshade, which I believe is glass; not sure what I'll do if it breaks during a move/earthquake (we get lots of quakes around here, and I've lost a couple of other glass lampshades as a result). Quality-wise, for what I need, it's great, though. Also one of the few I've found that's reasonably priced where the dimmer switch is built in as the main on/off switch (rather than having to be added on or built on as a floor-slider).
Valued Customer from Illinois– Verified Buyer
I was disappointed in the floor lamp. It's not bright at all and doesn't emit near enough light. The quality was disappointed and it's just all around poorly designed. It's nothing that I was expecting.
JASON from BALA CYNWYD, PA– Verified Buyer
Very good quality and modern design. Great value for the price.
Ellen from Grand Blanc, MI– Verified Buyer
I love this piece. It's elegant and classical. I love that I can choose the brightness/dimness to match the mood of the moment. I've gotten several complimentary comments on it from guests.
Elegant and great for small modern living room
Me from BRONXVILLE, NY– Verified Buyer
I have been searching for a while to find a modern elegant floor lamp for my modern elegant but small living room and this is exactly perfect! It has a small space requirement but stands out as simple but very elegant. It provides great lighting as well. I love it!
Jeff from San Jose, CA– Verified Buyer
The lamp is built well and is exactly as described on the web site. It was easy to put together and provides exactly the look and lighting quality we needed.
cc from Arlington, VA– Verified Buyer
I looked for a torchiere-style floor lamp that wasn't heinous or super-traditional for a while before I found this one. Was hoping for something modern but not wacky, and this was it. After I bought the first one I ended up buying a second one for another room b/c I liked it so much. The nickel finish is lovely, and the light it gives off is nice. I love that it's dimmable as well. Highly recommend!
Good Quality and Looks Great!
Felicia from Portland, OR– Verified Buyer
This a very sturdy and easy to assemble lamp. We purchased it for our office lobby to go with our modern furniture, and while it is a bit on the pricier side, I looked long and hard and didn't find a better quality lamp for the price. I'd buy this lamp again without hesitation.
Love this Lamp!
Judy from Naperville, IL– Verified Buyer
This lamp has a nice clean look, fits well into a small space and gives off an amazing amount of light. The dimmer switch allow you to control the amount of light, but it is capable of brightening an entire room. It gives off a beautiful white ambient light. Beautiful lamp. We are getting a second one because we like it so much.