The Michael Aram New Leaves Collection is a celebration of the beauty and meaning found in individual leaves. Inspired by specific types of foliage that have taken on sentimental meaning in Michael’s life, this collection embodies his genuine passion for nature in its purest and most personal form. Each leaf has its own story, its own symbolism and its own inherent wonder, detail and shape. For the first time, Michael is also interpreting an entire collection of leaves in the proportions in which they actually occur in nature, amplifying the sense of realism for which he is so well known. While each leaf is expressed as a sculptural object, Michael has yet again managed to infuse function into his forms, making them perfect for the most elemental moments in our daily lives.
“Growing up, we were taught to hunt for grape vines so we could pick grape leaves for my grandmother. She used these leaves to prepare Dolmas, a delicious Armenian specialty, stuffing them with rice and currants. She taught us how to select tender leaves by choosing ones with the most delicate veining. Each time I enjoy this treat today I am taken back to these special moments with my grandmother.”