The Black Iris Collection is inspired by the vitality and beauty of the iris flower. Named after the Greek word for rainbow, the idea of a “black rainbow” feels oxymoronic and mysterious. Michael Aram uses contrasting oxidized and polished brass, as his way of doubting the question of whether there is such a thing as an iris which is truly black in nature.
“I am fascinated with the beauty and mystery of black irises. They are symbolic of wisdom, courage, and admiration. Given as gifts, they convey deep sentiments.”
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.
Stainless Steel, Oxidized, Gold Plate 24K
Not dishwasher safe
Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth
Do not soak, even in plain water, or leave unwashed overnight
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces