Michael Aram | Boca Raton, FL

Michael Aram | Boca Raton, FL

MICHAEL ARAM

Michael Aram is an award-winning American artist who has dedicated his career to craft-based design. Michael is highly inspired by his surroundings and often makes sculptures of objects that might otherwise be overlooked in the everyday. Nature is his biggest muse, as is the handmade process. His work combines the imperfections innate in the handmade process with the perfectly imperfect beauty of nature to create objects that reflect humanity. Many of his pieces are ingrained with a rich storyline, inherent symbolism, and deep-rooted meaning. Sometimes his work is simply an exploration and celebration of the handmade process.

MICHAEL ARAM COLLECTIONS

Michael Aram has around 30 unique collections. At Devon's Diamonds & Deccor we carry a variety of Michael Aram collections. Some of the popular collections that we have available in our gift shop in Boca Raton are White Orchid, Black Orchid, Butterfly Ginkgo, Twist, New Leaves, Molten, Palm, Ocean Reef, Dogwood, Botanical, Wisteria Gold, Pomegranate, Heart, and Olive Branch.

The White Orchid Collection by Michael Aram

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The Michael Aram White Orchid Collection illuminates the ethereal spirit of the orchid flower. Evocative of purity, delicacy, femininity and grace, the white metal version offers a strikingly different appeal than its black counterpart. While the
sculpture is just as exuberant and detailed, in white, these flowers take on a
simplicity that is completely unique. There is a sense of lightness, freshness and even innocence - each petal seemingly untouched and pure. Shop the White Orchid Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.
   

The Black Orchid Collection by Michael Aram

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The Michael Aram Black Orchid Collection was inspired by the powerful sensuality of orchids and the rich ambiance of haute couture – strikingly simple yet full of the most extreme detail. The collection has an almost gothic feeling – opiated, lush, and smoldering – like the dark, velvety atmosphere of a luxurious evening. Shop the Black Orchid Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.

The Butterfly Ginkgo Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram butterfly ginkgo dish

The Michael Aram Butterfly Ginkgo Collection celebrates the representation of flora as fauna. Michael's fascination with a particular type of ginkgo tree, the ginkgo Biloba, or "Butterfly ginkgo", which grows with a double leaf reminiscent of a butterfly's wings, gave rise to a fantasia image of the plant. Executed at the highest level of hand-craftsmanship, each piece is rendered in solid bronze with acid etched cocoon-shaped vessels. The pieces in the collection are a tour de force of Indian craft and capture the poetic spirit that is so deeply indicative of Michael's work. Shop the Butterfly Ginkgo Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Twist Collection by Michael Aram

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The Michael Aram Twist collection is inspired by the idea that the whole can be far greater than the sum of it's parts. When elements are combined, they take on another feeling, a greatness. Together, they are strong, but also I would argue, more beautiful. When lines are repeated, or wires woven, there is a loveliness to the pattern that fascinates and pleases. A symmetry is created that is calming and classical. Shop the Twist Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The New Leaves Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram monstera bowl

The Michael Aram New Leaves Collection is a celebration of the beauty and meaning found in individual leaves. Inspired by specific types of foliage that have taken on sentimental meaning in Michael's life, this collection embodies his genuine passion for nature in its purest and most personal form. Each leaf has its own story, its own symbolism and its own inherent wonder, detail and shape. For the first time, Michael is also interpreting an entire collection of leaves in the proportions in which they actually occur in nature, amplifying the sense of realism for which he is so well known. While each leaf is expressed as a sculptural object, Michael has yet again managed to infuse function into his forms, making them perfect for the most elemental moments in our daily lives. Shop the New Leaves Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Molten Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram molten frame

The Michael Aram Molten Collection takes its inspiration from the lore of ancient craftsmanship and the application of these time-honored techniques to modern shapes and environments. It is about the transformation of "industrial" to "beautiful", "technical" to "lyrical". The collection also strives to represent the clean lines and minimal atmosphere associated with the ideals of contemporary life and progressive design. Intricately hand welded edges make each piece an individual work of art, with no two pieces being identical. Shop the Molten Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 
   

The Palm Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram palm napkin holder
The Michael Aram Palm Collection is inspired by the beauty of a windswept palm tree and the perfectly imperfect shapes of woven palm leaves and fallen fronds. The warm antique gold finish and the intricate sculpted textures exude comfortable luxury and graciousness. Shop the Palm Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.

 

The Ocean Reef Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram ocean reef candy dish

The Michael Aram Ocean Reef Collection is inspired by the bounty and beauty found on the ocean floor. The ocean is symbolic of freedom and limitlessness, and coral represents renewal and strength. Coral reefs are also associated with healing, transformation, and refuge in the face of change. Shop the Ocean Reef Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.

The Dogwood Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram dogwood coaster and wine stopper

The Michael Aram Dogwood Collection is inspired by the beautiful flowering tree, native to North America. Dogwood, as interpreted in metal, is enhanced with white enamel petals while its branches are finished in oxidized brass. These artful pieces integrate well in traditional and contemporary settings. Shop the Dogwood Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.

The Botanical Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram botanical leaf mezuzah

The Michael Aram Botanical Leaf Collection takes its inspiration from the intricacies of form and texture found in particular types of foliage. Reminiscent of eucalyptus and seagrape, the structure celebrates the twisting branches as much as it does the leaves themselves. Shop the Botanical Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.

The Wisteria Gold Collection by Michael Aram

wisteria gold vase

The Michael Aram Wisteria Gold Collection is inspired by the beauty of twisted and curving vines. Vines have been a favorite motif of Aram's over the years, since he sees them as a symbol of love and togetherness. As they grow, they loop together and separate, accommodating and allowing for whatever falls in their path. They gracefully intertwine while maintaining their own individuality. Shop the Wisteria Gold Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Pomegranate Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram pomegranate menorah

The Michael Aram Pomegranate Collection takes its inspiration from one of the most universal and ancient symbols in the world. The fruit has been prized across the globe, across cultures and across time as a representation of life, rebirth, and renewal as well as fertility and union. Shop the Pomegranate Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Heart Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram heart frame

The Michael Aram Heart Collection is built around the simple but universal symbol of love, hope, friendship and caring. The shape of the heart creates instant responses in us all and carries a world of meaning that changes according to the intent of both the giver and the recipient. In Aram's version, the classic motif is interpreted through ancient techniques of handcraftsmanship. Shop the Heart Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor.

The Olive Branch Collection by Michael Aram

Michael aram olive branch wine rest

The Michael Aram Olive Branch Collection is one of the best known and most loved of Michael's motifs. The simple forms create objects that serve wonderfully as stunning individual gifts or an exuberant table setting that decorates an entire moment of your life. The theme itself captures all the most distinctive aspects of Michael's work - narrative strength, deep symbolism and extraordinary sculptural expression. Shop the Olive Branch Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Anemone Collection by Michael Aram

anemone nut dish
The Michael Aram Anemone Collection is inspired by anemone flowers, which in some cultures are said to bring good luck and offer protection. The flowers are associated with purity and peace. Shop the Anemone Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Laurel Collection by Michael Aram

The Michael Aram Laurel Collection is inspired by the beauty and movement of curved leaves and bowing branches. Aram loves the Laurel motif, as it is symbolic of peace and victory. The sculpts are expressive and have a sense of movement and grace, but at the same time feel classical. Shop the Laurel Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

The Mirage Collection by Michael Aram

The Michael Aram Mirage Collection is inspired by Michael's workshop in India and his love of ancient craftsmanship. Made using traditional hand forging techniques, Mirage has a contemporary feel that reflects the modernity of design. The forged steel becomes pliable under the force of the hammer to create a rippled and undulating effect, which reminds Michael of waves and dunes. Once polished, the stainless-steel shimmers in the light, like the sun on the water. Shop the Mirage Collection by Michael Aram in Boca Raton at Devon's Diamonds & Decor. 

 

About Michael Aram

Michael Aram
Born Michael Aram Wolohojian in Providence, Rhode Island in 1963, Aram grew up in a tightly-knit Armenian family in Scarsdale, New York. After graduating from High School where his creative and artistic leanings were already evident, he obtained a degree in Art History from Bates College. He studied fine-art in Florence, Italy at the Studio Art Center International and the University of Florence. Back in New York, he attended the New York Art Students League before taking a job designing books and posters in the editorial department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
But it was shortly thereafter, while travelling through India that Michael Aram became enamored of the exquisite handcrafted metalwork which was still being produced using time-honored methods such as sand casting and hand forging. Aram immediately began studying metal-craft techniques and started working with local craftsmen on pieces of his own design. Aram was hooked—the rest is design history.
Michael Aram is now an award-winning American artist who has dedicated his career to craft-based design. Inspired by his trip to India at age 25, he established a second home and studio there, where he continues to draw creative inspiration today.
Trained as a painter, sculptor, and art historian, Michael has neatly applied his diverse background to the decorative arts. Lyrical and often witty, his work encompasses a wide range of media and reveals a rich and variant source of inspiration – nature, mythology, narrative storytelling, and purified form. Michael’s work is also a celebration of craft and age-old hand working traditions. It is the enduring fusion of these ideals – originality, narrative, and craftsmanship – that has become the hallmark of this gifted artist.

MAKING

Fascinated with the richness of the living crafts tradition which he discovered on his first trip to Delhi, Michael would seek out craftsmen in the old city by listening for the sound of metal being beaten and by searching for the aroma of baked molasses, a signal of the sand casting process. The artisans he encountered were making ordinary objects such as buckets, shovels, and scissors, but for Michael, their traditional techniques were extraordinary. Michael spent hours observing artisans as they made things the same way families had made them for centuries. Touched by the talent and humility of these gifted artisans, Michael set up a studio in India where he has created his work for over 30 years. Today, over 200 artisans work alongside him in his workshop where the same creative interaction between artist and artisan remains the source of every object that Michael makes. 
  

AWARDS

Michael Aram has received numerous recognitions and awards in his career, including: • Mertropolitan’s “Design 100” (1994) • Designer of the Year Award by Elle Décor India (2003) • The Overall Excellence in Design Award, New York International Gift Show (2003) • Retailer Excellence (2011) and Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award (2011) • Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2012) • The EDIDA (Elle Décor India Design Forum) Award (2013)
   

Michael Aram Giftware in Boca Raton

Michael Aram designs home furnishings, tableware and jewelry which reflect the natural world. In addition to the Michael Aram flagship stores that are located at 136 West 18th Street in New York City and 157 North Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, there are over 600 locations worldwide that carry Michael Aram products. Devon's Diamonds & Decor is one of those locations. We are located in the Royal Palm Place shopping center in Boca Raton, Florida. Shop by today to shop beautiful gifts by Michael Aram.
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