The Bark & Branch Collection by Michael Aram takes its inspiration from the intricacies of form and texture found in foliage from around the world. By interpreting plant forms in cast metal, the designer Michael Aram presents work which is evocative of a natural environment, transformed and redefined.
To quote Michael Aram: For me, the shapes conjure a sense of freshness and fragility. At the same time the textures represent a metaphor for life itself growth, vitality, pulsation. Everybody has an emotional response when they see natural objects. They are part of all of us. What I enjoy about these pieces is that in a way they are 'slices' of nature, small vignettes of the forest. It is fascinating to imagine the outside world infiltrating my interior spaces, as if the room is being gently consumed by nature.
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.