Gourds are often seen as a symbol of abundance and bounty; plentiful offerings from our beautiful earth. The Michael Aram Gourd & Vine Collection is a celebration of that symbolism, but moreover, is a portrayal of the quirky, unexpected, almost peculiar shapes for which these fruits are known. Made by using a 17th century process called “repousée”, a French term meaning “to push back”, the pieces in this collection are created with the most advanced and complex handwork techniques available.
Each Michael Aram metal object undergoes a series of grinding, buffing and polishing techniques. Variations or 'imperfections' in the product's finish are characteristic of the creation process. Due to this handmade nature, no two pieces are ever exactly alike.