Forging New Traditions. MICHAEL ARAM is an internationally renowned american designer who has lived and worked in India since 1989. Trained as a painter, sculptor, and art historian, MICHAEL ARAM has neatly applied his diverse background to the decorative arts. Lyrical and often witty, his work encompasses a wide range of media, and reveals a rich and variant source of inspiration. His luxury items are sold in more than 60 countries across the globe.