The Michael Aram brand is known for creating beautiful gifts and home decor in a variety of styles. The artist, Michael Aram, is American born and studied fine art before he embarked on a inspiring trip to India. While visiting the beautiful country of India, he learned the age old art of metalworking. His shop in New Delhi provided him with the chance to learn and grow as an artisan. His pieces are all handmade and unique, making them wonderful gifts for any occasion.
The Gotham Collection includes a variety of pieces that go well in any style of home. The kitchen items like the 5-piece flatware set, bottle opener and cocktail shaker make wonderful conversation starters at a party. The collection also includes many items to make a desk or work space look fresh and modern. The pencil cup and letter rack are both functional and formal, adding a look of elegance to any office. The Gotham collection also includes beautiful place settings, wine glasses and serving bowls and utensils. The recipient of these gifts will be pleased with the way each piece coordinates within the collection, but is also able to stand alone as a decorative item that brings character to the home.
Michael Aram is an American-born metal artist who returned to New Delhi to learn more about the ancient metal-working techniques of India. He set a shop there and continues to design unusual but contemporary designs for the home. One of his collections, the Butterfly Ginkgo, combines the beauty of live butterflies with the ginkgo biloba or butterfly tree. He uses the colors of the butterfly to decorate his dinner plates, bowls, mugs and salad plates. His plates are decorated in blues, oranges and yellows. The butterflies sit on the silver branches of the ginkgo biloba trees on their white porcelain. His serving bowls, centerpieces, canisters and other household products are done in bronze, acid-etched to a beautiful finish. On each of his metal pieces, the leaves of the biloba trees form delicate butterflies. Each of the Butterfly Gingko Collection is hand-made in the shop by Michael's expert craftsman. This means each piece in an individual artistic piece, maintaining this collection's high artistic value.
Some of the more unusual pieces include picture frames, lamps, trinket dishes, side tables and a very unusual candle snuffer. Several types of candle holders are offered with the collection to accent your dining arrangement. The Butterfly Ginkgo collection combines plants and animals in a pattern that extends the natural beauty of both. It also uses bronze, one of the metals with a long history of use in the home. Bronze will last many years and look just like new even with heavy use. This Aram collection is designed for the person who wants a home with artistic creations that will always stand out.