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Michael Aram Butterfly Ginko all purpose bowl

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ITEM # 314602
2.25"H, 6" Dia.; Porcelain

The 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 handcraftsmanship, 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.

"The first time I saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies...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."



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Michael Aram Fine Porcelain was designed to reflect the way we are entertaining today – incorporating ease and comfort without sacrificing grace and detail. It's about the casualization of formal and the formalization of casual.

Constructed of bodies with exceptionally executed graphic details, the pieces remain sturdy enough to withstand everyday use. Each motif stands on its own but can also be combined with any or all of the texture patterns to create many variations of place settings. All the body shapes are exactly the same, so you can mix the plates any way you want and know they'll always look beautiful. The designs are also carefully managed to integrate perfectly with Michael's existing array of metal, glass, wood and stone serving and decorative objects. The result is an exquisite table every time you use them...casual when you want to be, more formal when the time is right...with motifs that go from two-dimensional expressions in the place settings to fully sculptural executions in the center of the table.

Porcelain
Dishwasher safe
Microwave safe
May also hand wash
As with all fine China, avoid hitting against other hard surfaces, particularly at the edges

Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980's, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired to work with craftsmen whose skills he felt were greatly untapped, Aram turned his creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in New Delhi.

Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process, as each piece is lovingly made using age old traditional techniques. The artisan nature of the work imbues it with a soulful quality and an energy, which Aram feels is only possible with work, which reflects the hand of the maker. This energy is further enhanced by the tension of line, form, and meaning that is characteristic of Aram's work. As extraordinary objects, they cause us to pause and consider them, and therefore create a sense of ritual and ceremony in their day to day use.

The objects range from tableware to furniture, both are sold in galleries and specialty stores worldwide. This broad diversity embodies Aram's versatility as an artist who is comfortable working on private commissions, one of a kind piece for gallery shows, or pieces that are affordable to a wider audience. 

Bridging the gap between the artist and artisan is a hallmark of Michael Aram's work. Whether in his narrative and figurative "signature" collection, or in his more contemporary 'studio' line, each piece is entirely handmade with no two examples ever exactly the same. 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. 

Appropriately, in Hindi, "aram" means "gently, with peace, with love and care". Repeating this direction mantra-like to the craftsmen, Aram succeeds in making high quality work, which is as much a personal statement, as its appeal is universal.

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Reviewed: August 26, 2016 by Ariella from Eatontown,United States

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Reviewed: August 25, 2016 by Yvette from Eatontown,United States

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Reviewed: August 25, 2016 by Yvette from Eatontown,United States

I bought this for my dad and he absolutely loved it! He owns so many books and they are always thrown around but with these bookends, now they are all neatly set up. If you have a friend that loves books and just has them all over the house then you should definitely purchase this gift!

The shipping was great! It came so fast!

This gift definitely adds a more sophisticated vibe to any office or room.

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Reviewed: August 25, 2016 by Rozie from Eatontown,United States

I had to get something for my daughter because she moved out and she needed a set...I got her this one and she loved it! The shipping was fast and easy! i recommend this gift!

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Reviewed: August 25, 2016 by Raizy from Eatontown,United States

I've been trying to look for a modern menorah just like this one! Its so elegant and pretty! its a good wedding gift and/or birthday gift! Its not only good to use for the holidays but also good for just regular decor! I definetly recommend this!

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