Rico Espinet Lighting
Lamps and fixtures by designer/sculptor Rico Espinet for Robert Abbey couple perspicuous lines 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, Ricoís lighting is rooted in a generous vocabulary of form. The Marina Collection evolved directly from Ricoís sculptural installations work. Inspired by a common drinking glass, the large, light-retaining blown vessels were often found in Espinetís installations and were the starting point for the Marina votive. The votive grew into a collection of fixtures that would later inspire the Nina Collection.