Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Spotlight on Michael Aram: Unique and Luxurious Handmade Art

The Perfect Addition to Any Room

Designs by Michael Aram are arguably among the best collections in the world, and are one of the top lines offered by Chelsea Gifts. We proudly present Aram’s collection, complete with his exquisite accent pieces for the den, dining room, home office or anywhere you want to add a touch of earthy beauty. Michael Aram home goods are both eye-catching and functional, expertly made from metals, ceramics and glass.

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 concoction of quality and originality sits comfortably at home in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.

Michael Aram Black Orchid Nut Bowl - $99 at Chelsea Gifts

Inspirations from Around the World

Born in the U.S., Aram studied fine art in Florence, Italy and attended the Art Students League of New York in New York City. Living as an artist in New York in the late 1980s, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired by the ancient metalworking techniques of India, Aram began working with local Indian craftsmen and began producing metalwork with older methods such as sand casting and hand forging. He went on to set up a home and workshop in New Delhi. The award-winning metalwork, homeware and fine jewelry designer later opened a self-named boutique in Manhattan in 2007.

Michael Aram Cat & Mouse Cheeseboard - $195 at Chelsea Gifts

The Aram Line: Simply the Best

From the Michael Aram Black Orchid Collection to the Heart Collection, Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process. The age-old traditional artisan techniques imbues each piece with a soulful quality and an energy that is coveted the world over. 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. 

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a loved one or an addition to your own home, you’ll find plenty of truly unique, hand-crafted treasures worthy of being passed down from generation to generation. Shop our selection of Michael Aram designer gifts online or in person at our boutique in Shrewsbury, New Jersey—we can’t wait for you to get your hands on one of these gorgeous designs!