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||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Switch Type: Dimmer|
Questions & Answers
Robert Abbey Nina Floor Torchiere
Robert Abbey Nina Floor Torchiere
Jan from Albuquerque, NM– Verified Buyer
Great lamp with dimmer. Understated, elegant and sophisticated. Has a small footprint and looks fabulous with a modern decor. Adjustable illumination - perfect for dining room, living room or office areas. This product matches the website description. Was love at first sight... Highly recommended for looks and good value. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!
DC from Skokie, IL– Verified Buyer
I absolutely LOVE this torchiere, and will be getting 2 more--one for a corner over our huge comfy reading chair in the living room, and one for the reading chair in our bedroom. This one is also in the living room, in the corner behind the sectional where the two sofas join to form the perpendicular. I had looked at hundreds of lamps--we just redid our living room, and it is a very understated, sleek, but modern elegant look. Most lamps were too obtrusive, or had the switch on the floor or were just not right. This torchiere: PERFECT!
Solid, Great Light
Dennis from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
I am very pleased with the quality of the product, and its look. It does fit in beautifully in my living room and compliments the rest of the furniture. I also appreciate the modest globe size and the decent dimmer. Highly recommended.
Great Source of Light
Jeremy from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
This lamp provides ample light to brighten two rooms (i.e., my office and living room). It does show fingerprints easily and does not take energy efficient bulbs well (e.g., they tend to strobe when using the dimmer).
All I wanted and more
Marilyn from Columbus, OH– Verified Buyer
I was thrilled with this lightlamp. I needed a good-looking source of variable light off in a corner of my living room that was filled with shadows. And this torchiere is perfect. It's clear even from a distance that's it's a high-quality product and the knob turns the light (a 150-watt incandescent bulb) from dim mood-lighting to enough illumination to read or even sew by from some distance away. AlI could have asked for!
Timothy from Racine, WI– Verified Buyer
Very good quality lamp, extremely sturdy and quite heavy. Looks elegant in the bedroom and dimner switch is great. Has nice long cord. Difficult to unpack and some plastic was stuck between the base and the pole, wasn't able to get it out.
Really lights up the room
James from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer
I have this in the corner of my living room and compared to my last light it really does a great job in lighting up the whole room. Its also nice and slim which is great in a smaller room like mine.
Nina Floor Torchiere by Robert Abbey
Seashell at the coast from Myrtle Beach, SC– Verified Buyer
Very pleased with this lamp!! I purchased 2 and positioned them in my living room to balance the space. Quality..excellent...easy to assemble...very sturdy! Clean crisp design enhances my room beautifully. Added feature...adjust light knob....love it!! The packaging when received was very professional...product in perfect condition.
Nice Lamp [...]
Shiloh from Michigan
I would say this floor lamp has a very contemporary style[...]I would recommend this item[...]
just what I had hoped for
Annabel from CT– Verified Buyer
practical and stylish
Family owned and operated, Robert Abbey's passion has always been design. In the early 1990’s they moved their factories and offices from New York to the foothills of North Carolina.
Robert Abbey products include table lamps, desk lamps, floor lamps, wall fixtures, ceiling fixtures, coffee tables, and end tables. With transitional and contemporary design, Robert Abbey is a perfect brand for today's homes. Robert Abbey features amazing products from world-renown designers such as Jonathan Adler, David Easton, and Rico Espinet.