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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.


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Michael Aram White Orchid Vanity Tray
Michael Aram White Orchid Vanity Tray
Artloft's Price: $80.00

Michael Aram White Orchid Vanity Tray

5.5"W x 8"L x .75"H; Nickelplate, Vegan Leather

The Michael Aram White Orchid Collection illuminates the ethereal spirit of the orchid flower. Evocative of purity, delicacy, femininity and grace, the white metal version offers a strikingly different appeal than its black counterpart. While the sculpture is just as exuberant and detailed, in white, these flowers take on a simplicity that is completely unique. There is a sense of lightness, freshness and even innocence – each petal seemingly untouched and pure.

"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 Bittersweet Medium Bowl
Michael Aram Bittersweet Medium Bowl
Artloft's Price: $195.00

Michael Aram Bittersweet Medium Bowl

4.5"H, 8.25" Dia.; Stainless Steel, Natural Brass

The Bittersweet Collection is inspired by the twining perennial vine, native to North America. Loved for its beauty, Bittersweet embodies warm vibrant shades of orange, red and yellow. Its delicate yet powerful stems are accented with tiny clusters of jewel-like pods that open to reveal a berry inside. Interpreted by Aram in metal, these exquisitely detailed vines wrap themselves around the silhouette of each piece within this timeless collection.

"Bittersweet symbolizes truth and honesty. I love the strength and versatility of the Bittersweet vine..."
Michael Aram Rope Cocktail Shaker
Michael Aram Rope Cocktail Shaker
Artloft's Price: $95.00

Michael Aram Rope Cocktail Shaker
10.5"H, 22 Oz.; Stainless Steel, Nickelplate

The Rope Collection celebrates the beautiful form and textures found in ropes, both individually and when they are massed together. Michael's version seeks to express the unique undulations and the rough texture created as the ropes are used, particularly in a nautical environment. Although appropriate for anyone, the collection was conceived as gifts for the modern gentleman. The objects can be used to accessorize the home or office, and can be used for enjoying an evening drink or even bringing a touch of style to a poker game. It is perfect for the modern aesthete who wants to take ownership of his own elegance and interests.

"On a recent trip to Alaska, I was boarding a ship and I took notice of a large pile of ropes laying on the dock…to me, there was something so beautiful, yet intriguing about the rough textures and shapes the ropes created. It got me thinking about the fact that ropes are integral objects for everyday lives. They capture the adventurous spirit of the ocean and the nautical world. They have an inherent vigor as well as a wonderful grace."
Michael Aram Rock Cocktail Napkin Holder w/Black Napkins
Michael Aram Rock Cocktail Napkin Holder w/Black Napkins
Artloft's Price: $59.00

Michael Aram Rock Cocktail Napkin Holder w/Black Napkins
5.25"W x 5.25"L x 2"H; Goldtone, Stainless Steel, Powdercoat

Michael Aram's Rock Collection is inspired by jagged edged stone formations as seen through the combined lenses of Rock and Roll Glam, Cubism, and Art Deco. The collection feels very now while referencing past cultural and artistic movements and follows the artist's love of incorporating natural forms into the home.

"This collection conjures up many different moods for me. The gold finish feels decadent while the faceted rock forms are simple and clean. The result is a bold design that I feel reflects an elegant lifestyle that is edgy, fashionable, and modern."
Michael Aram Rock Cake Server
Michael Aram Rock Cake Server
Artloft's Price: $80.00

Michael Aram Rock Cake Server
10.5"L; Goldtone, Stainless Steel

Michael Aram's Rock Collection is inspired by jagged edged stone formations as seen through the combined lenses of Rock and Roll Glam, Cubism, and Art Deco. The collection feels very now while referencing past cultural and artistic movements and follows the artist's love of incorporating natural forms into the home.

"This collection conjures up many different moods for me. The gold finish feels decadent while the faceted rock forms are simple and clean. The result is a bold design that I feel reflects an elegant lifestyle that is edgy, fashionable, and modern."
Michael Aram Rock Cake Stand
Michael Aram Rock Cake Stand
Artloft's Price: $250.00

Michael Aram Rock Cake Stand
6"H, 11.25" Dia.; Goldtone, Granite, Black Enamel

Michael Aram's Rock Collection is inspired by jagged edged stone formations as seen through the combined lenses of Rock and Roll Glam, Cubism, and Art Deco. The collection feels very now while referencing past cultural and artistic movements and follows the artist's love of incorporating natural forms into the home.

"This collection conjures up many different moods for me. The gold finish feels decadent while the faceted rock forms are simple and clean. The result is a bold design that I feel reflects an elegant lifestyle that is edgy, fashionable, and modern."
Michael Aram Black Feather Nut Dish
Michael Aram Black Feather Nut Dish
Artloft's Price: $84.95

Michael Aram Black Feather Nut Dish
  • Approx diameter: 5"
  • Stainless steel/black nickel plate; hand wash
  • One left!!
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.

"I love feathers. Each one is completely different, like a fingerprint, glistening, wildly articulated, and full of movement. These feathers are a faithful yet exaggerated expression of the real thing. For me, they represent a sense of fragility that has a deep underpinning of strength and resilience. It's such a simple but potent form.
Michael Aram Black Orchid Kiddush Cup
Michael Aram Black Orchid Kiddush Cup
Artloft's Price: $90.00

Michael Aram Black Orchid Kiddush Cup
6.5"H, 3" Dia.; Black Nickelplate, Nickelplate, Stainless Steel

The Michael Aram Black Orchid Collection was inspired by the powerful sensuality of orchids and the rich ambiance of haute couture – strikingly simple yet full of the most extreme detail. The collection has an almost gothic feeling – opiated, lush, and smoldering – like the dark, velvety atmosphere of a luxurious evening.

"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."
Michael Aram Rock Kiddush or Celebration Cup
Michael Aram Rock Kiddush or Celebration Cup
Artloft's Price: $90.00

Michael Aram Rock Kiddush or Celebration Cup
6.25"H, 2.75" Dia.; Goldtone, Stainless Steel

Michael Aram's Rock Collection is inspired by jagged edged stone formations as seen through the combined lenses of Rock and Roll Glam, Cubism, and Art Deco. The collection feels very now while referencing past cultural and artistic movements and follows the artist's love of incorporating natural forms into the home.

"This collection conjures up many different moods for me. The gold finish feels decadent while the faceted rock forms are simple and clean. The result is a bold design that I feel reflects an elegant lifestyle that is edgy, fashionable, and modern."
Michael Aram Bumblebee Catch All
Michael Aram Bumblebee Catch All
Artloft's Price: $49.00

Michael Aram Bumblebee Catch All

1"H, 4" Dia.; Goldtone