The Mughal Garden Tea Set was designed by Michael Aram in celebration of his 20th anniversary of living and working in India. Aram's dedication to Indian metalworking traditions has been the cornerstone of the craft based design for which he is best known. Combining his love of the natural world with his deep love of India, Aram has created the Mughal Garden pieces as homage to the country which has given him so much inspiration and artistic expression.
"For years, I purposely did not represent India in my work since I felt that an artist's inspiration and sources run deep, and should not be influenced by spending brief amounts of time in one place. Now, after understanding this country and having made it my own for 20 years, I feel the occasion is right to celebrate to the beauty and magic that India has shown me. I love walking in the park near my home in New Delhi, where, amidst the Mughal ramparts and ruins, peacocks glide by and monkeys swing from the trees organized in clean, symmetrical rows. There is a circus-like unexpectedness mixed with the grace, perfection, and refinement of the keenly planned environment. For me, this is the pastiche that is India."
- Handcrafted tea set includes tray, teapot, sugar pot, spoon, and creamer jar.
- Amethyst and jade details.
- Creamer: 3.25"W x 4.5"D x 4"T; holds 9 ounces.
- Teapot: 5.5"D x 8.75"D x 9"T; holds 50 ounces.
- Sugar pot: 3.5"W x 6"D x 4"T.
- Tray: 20"W x 15"D x 3.5"T.
- Spoon: 5.25"L.
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.