Artist-designer Michael Aram’s biggest inspiration is nature, which he reimagines in his graceful, handcrafted objects for the home. Pick a platter in the shape of an artichoke, or a bowl that resembles a poppy flower. Even the serving dishes, with their handles in the shape of bent twigs, beautifully recall the natural world.
What nature creates, New York-based designer Michael Aram re-imagines in his graceful, handcrafted metal objects for the home. During a journey to India almost two decades ago, Aram (now a part-time New Delhi resident) was drawn to the artistry of the country’s craftsmen. His inspiration led him to create pieces that translated the shimmering lines of a flower petal, the jagged beauty of coral, and the elegantly curved horn of an impala into objects with a bit of practical magic — cocktail accessories and serving trays, furniture, and lighting. Devotees such as Top Design host India Hicks admire Aram’s intricacies of texture and form.