In the Hammertone Collection by Michael Aram, the inspiration is the texture of hammertone, an ancient technique, that is achieved through the painstaking application of hammer marks, one by one, with the intention of shaping the metal into various forms. The resulting surface texture is vibrant, faceted and as contemporary as it is timeless.
To quote the designer, Michael Aram: While the immediate narrative in this motif is not as obvious as most of my work, it has just as much meaning. This texture speaks to me of everything I love about Indian hand craftsmanship
rich with the presence of the maker's hand, complex and beautiful, and highly symbolic of human endeavor.
Bridging the gap between the artist and artisan is a hallmark of Michael Aram's work. The handmade quality of the work allows it to shift beautifully between the realm of fine and decorative art. This enduring melange of quality and originality sits comfortably at home in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.