About the Designer
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.
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|Style: Contemporary||Base Finish: Nickel|
|Bulb Type: Incandescent||Switch Type: Dimmer|
|Shade Included: Yes||Country of Manufacture: China|
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.
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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!
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
patrice from Boca Raton, FL– Verified Buyer
A modern version on the up right light. It was perfect for the space and gives a great amount of light.