Michael Aram (USA, b. 1963)

Known for his intricate metal furniture, jewelry and housewares, Michael Aram is something of a throwback in the world of design: a hands-on maker, both artist and artisan. Aram’s idiosyncratic style and the inherent authenticity of each of his handmade designs have made him a favorite of contemporary collectors.


     Aram — full name: Michael Aram Wolohojian — was born in Providence, Rhode Island, to a tight-knit Armenian family and grew up in Scarsdale, New York. He studied art in Florence, Italy, and at the Art Students League in New York. While on a 1989 trip to India, Aram was exposed to metalworking traditions such as sand-casting and hand-forging, and he became entranced with these techniques. He stayed in the country to study metalsmithing and collaborated with local craftsmen on his own designs, and still maintains a workshop in New Delhi.


     A few of Aram’s design lines are based on simple geometric shapes, but the majority are inspired by nature, in particular trees, flowers and other plant life. Rendered in materials that range from silvered bronze, to patinated brass, to nickel-plated steel, Aram’s forms for such lines as Sleepy Hollow and Black Orchid are drawn directly from botanical sources. Aram is likely unusual among contemporary designers for sometimes using the same decorative motif for both furniture and tableware pieces. As you will see from the works on offer, Michael Aram’s designs are warm, witty, well made and unlike any you’ve seen before.

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Original Michael Aram Hands and Feet Ice Bucket Pair with Tongs
Original Michael Aram Hands and Feet Ice Bucket Pa...
Michael Aram
1990s Unknown Organic Modern Barware
Silver Plate
Original 1990s production of the hands and feet collection by renowned metal artisan Michael Aram. Offered are two silver plated footed ice buckets with one pair of tongs. A later and l...
Michael Aram Large Patinated Brass Candleholders

By Michael Aram
Michael Aram Large Patinated Brass Candleholders
Michael Aram
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders
Brass
Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal, bridging the gap between the artist and artisan with his collection of handmade decorative pieces. These brass cand...
Michael Aram Sea Urchin Charger

By Michael Aram
Michael Aram Sea Urchin Charger
Michael Aram
21st Century and Contemporary Organic Modern Platters and Serveware
Metal
Offered for sale is a lovely tactile polished metal "Sea Urchin" charger from Michel Aram.
Pair of Gold Michael Aram Rock Compotes

By Michael Aram
Pair of Gold Michael Aram Rock Compotes
Michael Aram
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Vases and Vessels
Metal, Enamel, Stainless Steel
Offered for sale is a pair of Michael Aram gold "Rock Compote" dishes. Great for serving or for displaying pillar candles. Each is signed beneath the base.
Waste Basket by Michael Aram

By Michael Aram
Waste Basket by Michael Aram
Michael Aram
Vintage 1980s American Vases and Vessels
Aluminum
Michael Aram designed vessel or waste basket. Could also be an umbrella stand. Basket measures: 11.5" wide, 11.5" deep and 18" high.
Aluminium and Glass Wall Shelf by Michael Aram

By Michael Aram
Aluminium and Glass Wall Shelf by Michael Aram
Michael Aram
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Aluminum, Glass
A unique aluminium and glass wall shelf by Michael Aram. Signed and dated 1993 on one of the aluminium wall mounts. There is a tiny hole near the bottom on one of the wall mounts (see 2...
Michael Aram Glass Hurricane

By Michael Aram
Michael Aram Glass Hurricane
Michael Aram
21st Century and Contemporary Candle Holders
Michael Aram glass container with metal top and stand.
Michael Aram Cast Aluminium Flint Collection Rectangular Tray
Michael Aram Cast Aluminium Flint Collection Recta...
Michael Aram
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Barware
Aluminum
Handsome cast aluminium rectangular tray by Michael Aram for his flint collection. In fabulous previously owned condition with original box, circa 21st century. This flint rectangula...
Michael Aram Geometric Cheese Board Polished Stainless Steel and Black Granite
Michael Aram Geometric Cheese Board Polished Stain...
Michael Aram
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Platters and Serveware
Stainless Steel, Granite
Handsome cheese board by Michael Aram for his Geometric Series in polished stainless steel and black granite. This previously owned piece is in fabulous condition with original box, cir...
Elegant Set of Six Modern Chrome Sconces Signed by Michael Aram ( four are sold
Elegant Set of Six Modern Chrome Sconces Signed by...
Michael Aram
Vintage 1980s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
We have over 3000 antique sconces and over 1000 antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might have it in our store ...
Early Michael Aram Signed Bookends

By Michael Aram
Early Michael Aram Signed Bookends
Michael Aram
Late 20th Century American Modern Home Accents
Aluminum
An early pair of heavy cast aluminum swirl bookends signed "Aram" and dated '94.
Polished Aluminum Skeleton Form Chair

By Michael Aram
Polished Aluminum Skeleton Form Chair
Michael Aram
Late 20th Century Chairs
Aluminum
A polished aluminum skeleton form side chair by Michael Aram.