A celebration of the ancient metalworking technique of forginga skill utilized for generations by master craftsmen and taught through diligent apprenticeship with their predecessorsthis magnifying glass and letter opener set features highly textural handles to add beauty, depth, and functionality to desk settings. The intricate patterns are achieved by slowly heating sheets of metal and hand hammering them with different levels of pressure, creating unexpected surfaces with a gently gothic and brooding feeling.
- Handcrafted of stainless steel, black nickel-plated metal, and glass.
- Two-piece set includes a 4"Dia. x 9.25"L magnifying glass and a 10"L letter opener.
- Black velvet gift box, 10.75"W x 6.5"D x 1.5"T.
About Michael Aram:
American artist Michael Aram studied art in New York in the late 1980s before traveling to India on an inspirational journey, where he discovered a rich metalworking tradition that inspired his turn toward handcrafted design. Michael Aram established a home and workshop in New Delhi, where he began crafting objects ranging from tableware to furniture, all of which reflect the hand of the artisan. The tension of line, form, and meaning is a distinguishing characteristic of Aram's extraordinary designs, inspiring thoughtful appreciation and bringing a sense of ceremony in their day-to-day use. Each Michael Aram piece is handmade, so no two items are exactly alike.