Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal.
|“|| For more than 20 years, Michael Aram has brought the natural world to the table in the form of sand-cast and hand-forged metal accessories. His workshop in India, which employs 170 craftsmen, also has created the Skeleton chair, a solid aluminum seat that resembles a human spine, and the Enchanted Forest line of tree-inspired tables and lamps. But Aram is best known for serving and cocktail pieces that incorporate the forms of coral, leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
What are you working on now?
Figs, pears, pomegranates and olives inspired by the Napa Valley cuisine and lifestyle, which I think is the first time that California has been such an influence in my work. I have a loyal Armenian following, and pieces like pomegranates and figs really resonate with that audience.
-LA Times July 27, 2010