There are just a few lighting lines that are able to cross style categories with the same degree of innovation and panache. In our opinion, Robert Abbey Lighting is one of them….a longtime lighting supplier to Carolina Rustica for almost 10 years! This company a fellow North Carolina organization that has been designing and manufacturing fine lighting products since 1946. Their design studio, factory and general offices are located in Hickory, just over an hour away from Carolina Rustica. Through the years of our partnership with this fashion-forward lighting company, we have seen their ability to evolve, surprise, and delight with a huge variety of styles, always maintaining the same quality standards.
Robert Abbey is equally known for both their portable lighting groups (table and floor lamps) as their lighting fixtures (chandeliers, pendants, and sconces). They carry over styles from each lighting category as well, such as their Doughnut series. An exercise in the impact of simple geometric design, the Donut Collection translates into contemporary or transitional design with equal ease, by use of parallelism and bold scale. This has been such a great selling group that the company has deliberately kept retail prices as low as possible, despite raw material price increases over the last few years.
One of the greatest strengths of Robert Abbey Lighting is their commitment to continuous, evolving design. To that end, they have a stable of worldwide-recognized designers that continue to create innovative groups for the company. For example, Jonathan Adler is an internationally recognized lifestyle and home furnishings brand known for a design aesthetic which pairs modernist forms with bold colors and groovy graphics. Rico Espinet is another designer working for Robert Abbey, and his designs aspire to to create affirming interiors which provide comfort and beauty through clean lines and simple form. Another design star on their team is Mary McDonald, whose style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless, joyful exuberance. Her ability to combine the bold patterns of Asian and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style, and she is going to really do great things at Robert Abbey
Walking into the Robert Abbey showroom, your eyes immediately move upward and lock onto the fabulous assortment of chandeliers, from the classy, shaded Ventana chandelier to the geometric Uppark Chandelier…and then onto a series of traditional brass chandeliers re-interpreted with funky shades and design twists that bring them firmly into today’s trends of simple elegant quality. Brass chandeliers, once thought extinct, have made a comeback through Robert Abbey….even the Uppark is now available in a brass finish. Of course, Robert Abbey Chandeliers can also go into the extremely funky, such as the Meurice Chandelier, with its double-bulbed construction that is an homage to the classic contemporary designers of the past, like George Kovacs.
We know you will love Robert Abbey Lighting as much as we do. Please call us at 800-205-7819 or visit our website to find all available lighting by this great Carolina Rustica Partner!