Our Designers

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Designs by Jonathan Adler

Potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bringing style, craft, and joy to your life.

Since launching in 1993, Jonathan has expanded his business from pottery into a full lifestyle collection – including a complete assortment of furniture and décor for the home, along with fashion accessories for men and women. There are dozens of Jonathan Adler stores nationwide, and the collection is available at over 1000 wholesale locations globally.

His guiding motto, “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it,” reflects Jonathan’s commitment to impeccable craftsmanship and irreverent luxury.

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Designs by Rico Espinet

Rico Espinet is known for creating striking, poetic environments that combine clean lines and simple forms. Reflecting his training as a sculptor, Rico’s design sensibility is grounded in materials and values that endure. His spaces mix furnishings, lighting, accessories, industrial objects, and fine art in settings at once comfortable and freshly discerning.

Rico’s work is the culmination of lifelong interests in art, architecture, performance, philosophy and history. After graduation with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, his passion for sculpture evolved into art installations, where the placement of objects and careful lighting heightened the viewer’s experience. A gift for lighting transported him to New York’s downtown music scene and the world of high fashion. Throughout the 1980s, Rico created the stage lighting for musical showcases of artists like Marianne Faithfull, Television, Gang of Four, Pylon, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, and Run DMC, to name a few.

In the mid-1990s, Rico returned to his studio, a converted elementary school, in the Amish community of rural Stone Arabia, New York, to work on commissions and create what would become his first lighting line. His Monk Lamp, crafted with a microphone base, plumbing parts, and an industrial machinist shade, appeared in an international Hunter Douglas ad that ran for two years in many magazines, creating serious buzz and a lengthy waiting list. Jeffrey and Darlene Rose called, and for 16 years, Rico has designed residential and contract lighting for Robert Abbey, Inc.

His popular Robert Abbey Lighting collections feature warm, often atmospheric light inspired by architectural forms and the beauty of everyday objects. The Marina Collection and other early lamp groups earned long retail runs at Restoration Hardware, DWR, Crate and Barrel, and Room and Board.

In 1998, Rico opened his eponymous retail store and the Bruno Marina Art Gallery in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The curatorial aspect of his showroom and gallery enables the designer to further explore a lifelong fascination with the interplay between objects, space and light.

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Designs by Mary McDonald

Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald is one of todays most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful “Top 100 Designers”. McDonald’s gorgeous interiors have captivated the design community and are featured in major national publications including Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Domino, House & Garden and International Vogue.

McDonald’s style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless, joyful exuberance. Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style. From the refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa to the recent completion of The Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air, McDonald’s projects captivate the press. House Beautiful says “her work is timeless and glamorous all spun together with a keen fashion sense…. she’s a fearless, exuberant accessorizer.”

Her first book, Mary McDonald: Interiors, The Allure of Style will be published by Rizzoli in October of 2010. Written with wit and charm, the book showcases the sophisticated and ravishing interiors, thematically divided, with over 250 sumptuous photographs. The book will be promoted and sold throughout the world.

In addition for 2010, she is launching her first lighting collaboration with Robert Abbey, Inc. The classically inspired lighting ranges from sconces to floor lamps infused with her iconic flair for femininity and modernism.

Raised in Brentwood, McDonald attended Parsons School of Design and began her career as a milliner with her designs featured in Vogue, Bazaar and Vanity Fair. Through extensive travel in Europe and the Far East, she has created a personal signature that is eclectic, classic and clean while maintaining a strong sense of glamour and sophistication.

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The Robert Abbey Design Team

Robert Abbey has its own team of talented, highly trained and creative designers working full time in our state of the art design studio in Hickory, North Carolina. They work hand in hand with our marquee designers and are dedicated to constantly creating new and inspiring designs that are exclusive to Robert Abbey.

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