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.
"For me, the shapes conjure a sense of freshness and fragility. At the same time the textures represent a metaphor for life itself – growth, vitality, pulsation. Everybody has an emotional response when they see natural objects. They are part of all of us. What I enjoy about these pieces is that in a way they are 'slices' of nature, small vignettes of the forest. It is fascinating to imagine the outside world infiltrating my interior spaces, as if the room is being gently consumed by nature."
The Michael Aram Ornament Collection portrays a series of unique objects that celebrate symbols of the holiday season. Whether seen individually or as a group, they evoke a sense of charm and fantasy with the undeniable signature of Michael's style. Drawing profoundly from Michael's background as a sculptor, each piece emerges from hand-sculpted clay and offers a child-like quality with an inherent depth of meaning.
"Christmas ornaments hold a special meaning for me, along with millions of people across the world. Each one is like a little jewel, with its own story and its own connections. Every year, they make their highly anticipated appearance and it feels like they bring a particular magic with them. The whole process is like a profound family ritual that sweetly symbolizes everything the holidays are about."
Michael Aram Signature Home Scents are weightless, subtle, and universal yet exuberant and complex. These fragrances take their inspiration from the same organic motifs that made the artist famous.
Garland is a romantic fragrance that slowly unfolds into a dream-like medley of white flowers, soft and intoxicating like a gentle touch. The top notes offer a cascade of deep essential oils. Luscious floral accords of jasmine, honeysuckle, and melon comprise the stunning central notes while layers of sheer musk and white wood add structure to the base.