Perched like a bird on a branch, the Carpyen Robin Floor Lamp expertly balances from a thin, architecturally appealing central rod. The shade raises and lowers depending on how much cord is wrapped around the column's pins, almost as if it's about to take flight. Turn the lamp on and off at the fixture. Carpyen started in Spain in 1954 as a family enterprise and continues the intimate feel of their designs in their contemporary lighting pieces. Designers Antonio Carpintero, Encamacian and Roberto Capintero head the company as industrial talents and Pascual Salvador and Gabriel Teixido, among others, contribute to creating clean, modern lighting with a European edge.