Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BTS featured artist: Michael Aram, American artist with India influences

A year ago this month, I got to meet Michael Aram, famed artist whose creative works range from furniture to (my favorite) tableware.

A bit of serendipi-tea:   my son, Matt, and I were shopping at Macy's last December and while turning over sweaters in the Men's Department, we heard a customer alert that Michael Aram was in the building.

We headed for the third level where the Michael Aram event was taking place. Sparkling cider and hors d'oeuvres were being served and Michael Aram was there to personally sign his merchandise.

I purchased the cracker plate from the Palace collection for my sister-in-law. When chatting with Michael, he said that the Palace series is one of his favorite design groups. Per the Michael Aram website, this  particular collection is one that reflects "the arches, finials, carved panels, and ornamentation prevalent in palaces throughout the east".

Michael Aram also has a teapot which is difficult to find these days. No longer on the Michael Aram website or Amazon, it is still available at The Lamp Stand.  It retails at $350.00.  It's really beautiful. Is there any doubt that it will show up on  Barb's Tea Shop Wishlist?!

For more information on Michael Aram and his fascinating designs, see

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