Metalware designer Michael Aram is creating an exclusive sculpture, dubbed Home, to grace the lobby of the new c-ONE cross-category showcase of directional tabletop, gift and home resources debuting at the Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market, according to show organizer International Market Centers. The show runs from July 29 to August 2.
The sculpture, IMC noted, is modeled on a gift composition by Aram, called the Nest Egg Keepsake, but is on a far larger scale, and has taken about four months to complete. The sculpture features a bird’s nest crafted of oxidized bronze twigs cradling three eggs that are finished in 24K gold-plated bronze. A polished stainless steel 4 foot high pedestal base will support the nest, which is 6 feet wide and more than 2½ feet high, and eggs, which together weigh more than 77 pounds. The sculpture stand on the first floor of Building C at World Market Center near the base of the escalators.
“We are delighted to showcase this exquisite and unique work of fine art by distinguished designer Michael Aram,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s president of Gift & Home Décor. “This very special sculpture perfectly captures the welcoming spirit of the total home concept that we are creating broadly in the Las Vegas Market, and specifically in Building C, which will highlight a complete assortment of better home and lifestyle resources, including tabletop, decorative accessories, home textiles and gifts. This inspiring piece by Michael Aram will serve as a dramatic focal point to reinforce our positioning the Las Vegas market as the leading gift and home décor destination in the western United States.”
In addition to creating the lobby art, Aram, with his company, iis an anchor tenant on the first floor of Building C, where his 2,380-square-foot permanent showroom features the designer’s specialty tabletop and expanded home furnishings line. The c-ONE forum features a curated collection of more than 45 leading tabletop, gift and home décor brands in both permanent and temporary exhibition space. Other anchor resources include Alessi USA, Ann Gish, Fatboy USA, Gold Leaf Designs, Jonathan Adler, Magisso North America LLC, Nine6 and VIETRI.