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Michael Aram

About Michael Aram:
Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After a career in fine art, he turned his creative energies towards craft based design. Michael Aram's self-titled line of handcrafted, sculptural home accessories and tabletop serving pieces draw inspiration from both the natural and ethereal realms. Michael Aram Picture frames, candles, and trays are treasured as gifts for special occasions including weddings. Aram also applies his signature craft to heirloom quality Judaica collections, including Menorahs and Mezuzahs. Shop for extraordinary objects from designer Michael Aram at Art Effect boutique in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
  • Lemonwood Candle
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    Michael Aram

    Lemonwood Candle

    $60.00

    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.

    Lemonwood is a vivid fragrance that celebrates the herbal and grassy heart of citrus scent…capturing the spirit of dappled afternoon light among endless groves. The rich base notes are rooted in accords of precious wood, sage, cardamom and clove. Lily of the Valley and verbena create the core and the top notes sparkle with lemongrass, bergamot, lime and cypress.

    5" high; 3.75" dia.; 3 wick; 13.5 oz.; Soy Wax Candle; in a reusable container of goldplate, oxidized Bronze, nickelplate, and Glass.

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  • Garland Candle
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    Michael Aram

    Garland Candle

    $60.00

    5" high; 3.75" dia.; 3 wick; 13.5 oz.; Soy Wax Candle; Nickelplate, Goldplate, and Glass candle holder. 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.

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  • Olive Branch Candle
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    Michael Aram

    Olive Branch Candle

    $60.00

    5" high, 3.75" dia.; 3 wick; 13.5 oz. candle in a glass candle holder with nickelplate, matt gold finish, and oxidized lid.

    Olive branch is a comforting fragrance that captures the spirit of a Tuscan afternoon... verdant and warm, lush and welcoming. The central note of olive tree is blended with verbena and squash blossom. Hovering above it are top notes of bergamot, citronella and crisp pepper while the base notes are anchored in cedar-wood, vetiver and Mediterranean cypress.

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  • Bittersweet Candle
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    Michael Aram

    Bittersweet Candle

    $60.00

    A soy candle from Michael Aram with a beautiful, reusable glass candle holder. Stainless Steel lid with a sculptural vine element accented in Brass. The Bittersweet scent is sharp yet subtle, blended with tangy goji berry, woody bittersweet vine and velvety hints of dark plum. Vibrant notes of spicy blood orange are balanced by warm, earthy blends of sandalwood and tied together with a sensual core of green musk.

    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. 

    13.5 oz. Soy Wax candle with 3 wicks. 4.5" high, 3.75" dia.

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  • Enchanted Garden Servers
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    Michael Aram

    Enchanted Garden Servers

    $110.00

    Elegant servers for salad or casserole. Michael Aram's Enchanted Garden is a collection inspired by the magical quality of spring. Sculpts of intertwined vines and stems gracefully emerge from a fantasy garden in brass and stainless steel.

    "As a child, I imagined that the garden and what grew below was a magical universe. Like most boys, I loved insects and looked forward to being outside after a long winter. I found springtime to be absolutely fascinating. The beauty of the season's first flowers has stuck with me and continues to excite me as one of the most extraordinary times of year." -Michael Aram. 

    11"L set of serving utensils crafted in Stainless Steel and Natural Brass.

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  • White Orchid Spreader Set
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    Michael Aram

    White Orchid Spreader Set

    $95.00

    An elegant serving set that makes a beautiful gift. Michael Aram's White Orchid spreaders are perfect for soft cheeses and dips.

    Michael Aram's 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.

    Set of 4 Stainless Steel and Nickelplate Michael Aram White Orchid Spreaders Each spreader is 5.75" long.

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  • Key To My Heart Frame 4x6
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    Michael Aram

    Key To My Heart Frame 4x6

    $129.00

    Michael Aram's 25th Anniversary Commemorative Collection is a retrospective selection of Michael's favorite functional pieces culled from his archives of the past 25 years. These re-edited pieces are produced for a limited time only during 2014 and embody the charm, whimsy and organic quality which are hallmarks in Aram's work.

    6.5"W x 8.25"L easle back, goldtone, Key To My Heart frame for a 4"x6" photo.

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  • Black Orchid Menorah
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    Michael Aram

    Black Orchid Menorah

    $295.00

    This striking Menorah from Michael Aram's Black Orchid Collection has an architectural feel. A perfect mix of modern and traditional styles, it makes a beautiful gift for many occasions!

    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.

    3.25" wide x 15.25" long Black Granite base with sculptural Orchids in Black Nickelplate, with a hammered Nickelplate candelabrum.

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  • Enchanted Garden Ring Catch
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    Enchanted Garden Ring Catch

    $69.00

    This Michael Aram ring catch makes a delightful engagement gift. Hang a band from a tendril, or rest your jewels on the bottom tray. Michael Aram's Enchanted Garden is a collection inspired by the magical quality of spring. Sculpts of intertwined vines and stems gracefully emerge from a fantasy garden and dew drops made of Austrian crystals add a sense of narrative, whimsy, and opulence.

    "As a child, I imagined that the garden and what grew below was a magical universe. Like most boys, I loved insects and looked forward to being outside after a long winter. I found springtime to be absolutely fascinating. The beauty of the season's first flowers has stuck with me and continues to excite me as one of the most extraordinary times of year." -Michael Aram. 

    5"H, 4"Dia. ring catch crafted in Stainless Steel and Natural Brass with Swarovski Crystals.

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  • Butterfly Ginko Wine Coaster
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    Butterfly Ginko Wine Coaster

    $110.00

    This beautiful wine coaster from Michael Aram's Butterfly Ginkgo Collection looks so elegant on the dinner table. 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 The Butterfly Ginkgo Collection are a tour de force of Indian craft and capture the poetic spirit that is so deeply indicative of Michael Aram's work.

    6.25"W x 7"L x 2.5"H; Stainless Steel, Natural & Oxidized Bronze wine coaster with felt insert.

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  • Mini Palm Photo Frame
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    Michael Aram

    Mini Palm Photo Frame

    $49.00

    This beautiful mini frame from Michael Aram's Palm collection is ideal for bedside tables, desks, or anywhere you want a little reminder of something you love.

    Michael Aram's 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.

    Mini Palm Photo Frame from Michael Aram is crafted with an antiqued goldtone finish. 3.5"W x 4.55"L; for a 2.5" x 1.75" photo.

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  • Bumblebee Mini Frame
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    Michael Aram

    Bumblebee Mini Frame

    $49.00

    A honeycomb texture decorates the front of this mini frame with a bee on one corner. The bee is symbolic of hard work, diligence, and accomplishing the impossible. Michael Aram's "Bumblebee" collection is inspired by the garden.

    4.5"W x 3.5"L; Goldtone easel back Bumblebee frame for a 2.75"x 1.75" photo.

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  • Butterfly Ginkgo Candle Snuffer
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    Butterfly Ginkgo Candle Snuffer

    $80.00

    A beautiful and useful gift, this candle snuffer from Michael Aram's Butterfly Ginkgo Collection celebrates the representation of flora as fauna. Michael's fascination with a particular type of ginkgo tree...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 handcraftmanship, each piece is rendered in solid bronze with acid etched cocoon-shaped vessels.

    "The first time I saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies…" quotes Michael Aram, "as if they would all take flight the moment I walked too close or made a noise. The idea that the leaves could evoke the beauty of butterflies was magical to me, like trees that can metamorphose from flora to fauna in the blink of an eye." 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.

    11.25"L x 4.25"H; Oxidized, Natural Bronze, and Nickelplate Butterfly Ginkgo Candle Snuffer.

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  • Botanical Ring Catch
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    Botanical Ring Catch

    $69.00

    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.

    Michael Aram's Botanical Ring Catch is 4.5"H, 4" Dia.. Crafted in Nickelplate and Stainless Steel..

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  • White Orchid 5x7 Frame
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    White Orchid 5x7 Frame

    $119.00

    Michael Aram's White Orchid photo frame adds light to your table top with it's bright reflective surface. 7" wide x 9" long, Nickel-plate frame fits a 5"x7" photo. The easel back frame is lovely displayed horizontally or vertically.

    Michael Aram's White Orchid collection embodies the purity and grace of rare orchids. Delicate sculptural flowers are contrasted with hammered metal textures.

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  • Black Orchid Ring Catch
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    Black Orchid Ring Catch

    $69.00

    5.25" high, 4" across the base. Crafted in Black Nickelplate and Stainless Steel. The Black Orchid Ring Catch from Michael Aram makes a lovely bridal shower or engagement gift.

    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.

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