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.
Robert Abbey Ovo Floor Lamp
sleek, modern, great looking
Fred from San Diego, CA– Verified Buyer
It's even better than we thought it would be. It's simple, sleek lines are a great look for the contemporary or more modern home.
my new favorite piece
Happy girl from Boulder, CO– Verified Buyer
I use this lamp in my living room. The lighting adjusts to fit whatever the mood in the room requires. It is a statment piece, but isn't a distraction from other artwork in the room. It is both cutting edge and elegant at the same time. The modern minimalistic design makes it timeless. Am totally thrilled with this lamp.
very useful floor lam
long walker from north east– Verified Buyer
I am using this tidy floor lamp in a small bedroom between a bed and a desk.
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.