Michael Aram is an award-winning American Armenian artist who has dedicated his career to craft-based design.
Trained as a painter, sculptor, and art historian, Michael has applied his diverse background to the decorative arts.
"My work combines the imperfections innate in the handmade process with the perfectly imperfect beauty of nature to create objects that reflect humanity."
- Michael Aram
Butterfly Ginkgo Collection
"The first time I saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies... as if they would all take flight the moment I walked too close or made a noise. The idea that the leaves could evoke the beauty of butterflies was magical to me, like trees that can metamorphose from flora to fauna in the blink of an eye."
Black Orchid Collection
"There is something so seductive about orchids. In blackened nickel, they are even more sublime, like a woman wearing a black velvet gown floating through a great estate or a glassy urban high-rise. The dark atmosphere of the orchids against the hammered metal is like the afterglow of a beautiful evening."
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 and across time as a representation of life, rebirth, and renewal as well as fertility and union.
Golden Ginkgo Collection
“These pieces have wonderfully undulating leaves, which create an almost rococo surface of playful, delicate, and intricate forms. By combining the individual sculpted leaves, the natural forms join to create a complex patterning. I've tried to capture that sense of movement and fragility in metal." ~Michael Aram
Ivy & Oak Collection
“I wanted to capture the balance between palace and country life in this collection. The delicate, winding cast ivy wraps around faux-bois etched metal elements, offering a romanticized interpretation of a simple life on the farm.” ~Michael Aram
Calla Lily Collection
The Calla Lily collection is inspired by the beauty of the Calla Lily Flower. The architectural, curving shape of the flower is strong, yet suggests an intense sensuality.
Lodhi Garden Collection
“I am always inspired when I walk through nature, and how it connects me to memories of different times, people, and places in my life. It is a constant reminder of how precious and ephemeral life is. I am always struck by the beauty of living things and how we must appreciate each moment of our journey through life.” ~M.
Olive Branch Collection
"The olive branch has always held a powerful meaning for me representing both peace and victory. In designing functional objects with natural forms, there is a mingled sense of fragility and intensity. For me, it is like nature spreading through my interior spaces - like a magical olive grove sweetly willing its way into my home." ~M.
White Orchid Collection
"Orchids naturally emit a sense of sensuality and seductiveness, but in white nickel they take on a completely different meaning - an element of brightness that I associate with new beginnings. When I think of white orchids, I imagine the purity and sweetness of a newborn child, or a newlywed couple at the beginning of their lifelong journey." ~Michael Aram
Bark Vase Polished
The Bark & Branch Collection takes its inspiration from the intricacies of form and texture found in foliage from around the world.
By interpreting plant forms in cast metal, Michael presents work which is evocative of a natural environment, transformed and redefined. Each piece is an intimate expression of Michael's individual creativity as well as an object of infinite and timeless meaning.
The image of a feather always conjures ideas of flight, weightlessness and gossamer movement. When we find them in nature, however, they are often deeply weathered and windswept.
Michael Aram's Black Feather Collection celebrates the beauty that can remain in a ravaged object...dark, brooding, disheveled...yet somehow in tact and alive with sensuality. Each sculpture speaks of the life that came before we discovered it - where it has been, how high it has flown and the creatures that bore them.
Menorahs & Mezuzahs
Palm Celebration Cup
The Palm Collection is inspired by the beauty of a windswept palm tree and the perfectly imperfect shapes of woven palm leaves and fallen fronds.
The warm antique gold finish and the intricate sculpted textures exude comfortable luxury and graciousness.
"I was having lunch with friends on a veranda overlooking the sea when I looked down to the lawn and saw a fallen palm frond. The leaves were all twisted and curled, yet it stood out magnificently against the otherwise perfect landscape. It made me think of the passage of time, and the bountiful gifts of the Palm tree, which provides everything from food to shelter."
Cheese Boards & Dipping Boards