Butterfly Ginkgo by Michael Aram
Each of the collections developed by artist and designer Michael Aram has a personal significance for him. For his "Butterfly Ginkgo" collection, Michael Aram yet again took his inspiration from nature and its unique beauty. The source for "Butterfly Ginkgo" was the Ginkgo Biloba tree. This is also referred to as the "Butterfly Tree", because the leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba resemble the wings of a butterfly. This metamorphosis gives the Ginkgo tree something magical and unique, because it can transform itself in the bat of an eyelash from a plant into an animal.
Michael Aram creates accessories in new poetic forms thus creating a bridge between decorative art and fine art. This is why the individual pieces of Michael Aram’s "Butterfly Ginkgo" collection also look magical. Filigree gingko leaves grow on the branches in a magnificent gold hue. These leaves in turn look like little butterflies that have landed on a branch.
The designer’s preferred medium is metal. It is a material that has held a special magic for him ever since he discovered the rich metal-working traditions of India which is what encouraged him to make New Delhi his home. This skilled craft passed down from generation to generation makes it possible to realise the Michael Aram’s innovative ideas.