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Michael Aram

Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980's, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired to work with craftsmen whose skills he felt were greatly untapped, Aram turned his creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in New Delhi.

Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process, as each piece is lovingly made using age old traditional techniques. The artisan nature of the work imbues it with a soulful quality and an energy, which Aram feels is only possible with work, which reflects the hand of the maker. This energy is further enhanced by the tension of line, form, and meaning that is characteristic of Aram's work. As extraordinary objects, they cause us to pause and consider them, and therefore create a sense of ritual and ceremony in their day to day use.

The objects range from tableware to furniture, both are sold in galleries and specialty stores worldwide. This broad diversity embodies Aram's versatility as an artist who is comfortable working on private commissions, one of a kind piece for gallery shows, or pieces that are affordable to a wider audience.

Bridging the gap between the artist and artisan is a hallmark of Michael Aram's work. Whether in his narrative and figurative "signature" collection, or in his more contemporary 'studio' line, each piece is entirely handmade with no two examples ever exactly the same.

The handmade quality of the work allows it to shift beautifully between the realm of fine and decorative art. This enduring melange of quality and originality sits comfortably at home in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.

Appropriately, in Hindi, "aram" means "gently, with peace, with love and care". Repeating this direction mantra-like to the craftsmen, Aram succeeds in making high quality work, which is as much a personal statement, as its appeal is universal.
Michael Aram

Michael Aram | Pomegranate Bread Board

The Michael Aram Pomegranate Collection takes its inspiration from one of the most universal and ancient symbols in the world. The fruit has been prized across the globe, across cultures...

$320.00

Michael Aram | Pomegranate Paper Towel Holder

The Michael Aram Pomegranate Collection takes its inspiration from one of the most universal and ancient symbols in the world. The fruit has been prized across the globe, across cultures...

$200.00

Michael Aram | Pomegranate Rice Serving Spoon

The Michael Aram Pomegranate Collection takes its inspiration from one of the most universal and ancient symbols in the world. The fruit has been prized across the globe, across cultures...

$110.00

Michael Aram | Rainforest Trinket Box

3"H, 4.5" Dia.; Green Marble, Natural Brass

$215.00

Michael Aram | Reflective Frame 5x7

The Reflective Collection takes its inspiration from the mystical and serene symbolism associated with aquatic imagery. DETAILS AND MATERIALS 5 x 7 Photo Convertible (Vertical or Horizontal) 10"L x 8"W Nickelplate

$135.00

Michael Aram | Reflective Frame 8x10

  The Reflective Collection takes its inspiration from the mystical and serene symbolism associated with aquatic imagery. "My emotional response to water is very strong - heightened by the extreme sensations...

$220.00

Michael Aram | Reflective Gold Frame 4x6

The Reflective Collection takes its inspiration from the mystical and serene symbolism associated with aquatic imagery. Holds 4 x 6 Photo Frame 8.5"L x 6.5"W Convertible (Vertical or Horizontal)

$125.00

Michael Aram | Reflective Gold Frame 5x7

The Reflective Collection takes its inspiration from the mystical and serene symbolism associated with aquatic imagery. DETAILS AND MATERIALS 5 x 7 Photo Convertible (Vertical or Horizontal) 10"L x 8"W

$135.00

Michael Aram | Reflective Gold Frame 8x10

The Reflective Collection takes its inspiration from the mystical and serene symbolism associated with aquatic imagery. Holds 8 x 10 Photo Frame 13.25L x 11.25"W

$220.00

Michael Aram | Rooster Box

Details and Dimensions: 4.5" Dia. 1.75"H Antique Goldtone Marble  

$135.00

Michael Aram | Rope Mini Clock

Details and Materials:  4.75" Dia. Nickelplate

$150.00

Michael Aram | Safari Bar Tool Set

The Safari Collection draws from untamed expeditions to the natural world. In this collection colors, unexpected textures and fabrics create a rustic luxury that retains a modern feel.“On safari, you...

$425.00