The Butterfly Ginkgo Collection celebrates the representation of flora as fauna. Michael Aram's fascination with a particular type of ginkgo tree , the Ginkgo Biloba, or "Butterfly Ginkgo", which grows with a double leaf reminiscent of a butterfly's wings, gave rise to a fantasia image of the plant. Executed at the highest level of handcraftsmanship, each piece is rendered in solid brass with hand etched cocoon-shaped vessels. The pieces in the collection are a tour de force of the handcrafted process, capturing the poetic spirit that is so deeply indicative of Michael's work.
"The first time I saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies... as if they would all take flight the moment I walked too close or made a noise. The idea that the leaves could evoke the beauty of butterflies was magical to me, like trees that can metamorphose from flora to fauna in the blink of an eye."
DETAILS & MATERIALS
Our goal is to be exceptional at everything that we do. The best, most unique products, displayed in a lifestyle environment; the most talented staff; the most innovative ideas; and the best service. We will bring design ideas into the homes of our clients which are current and relevant, yet timeless. Of the utmost importance is providing our customers with 100% satisfaction, and a compelling reason to come back to the store.
At Splurge, we believe passionately that everyone should love their homes and everything in them. We challenge ourselves everyday to bring together exceptional, relevant and stylish accessories to help make you fall in love again with not only your home, but everything in it too. We scour the markets to bring an eclectic mix of on-trend, vintage and modern inspired accessories that you will not find elsewhere. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift, at Splurge you will find value driven luxury goods consisting of timeless, updated classics, reproductions and a splash of Hollywood glamour, presented in a sophisticated lifestyle setting.
Chief Design Officer and Founder
My love for design started when I was very young. I would re-arrange the furniture and accessories in my bedroom at least once a month. When I went to school I knew my calling would be in the home design field as I studied art and interior design. I worked as a Home Décor buyer for the prestigious Fortunoff in New York for 14 years until I left to begin my design business. My dream was to one day bring my love for both retail merchandising and interior design together, and alas, Splurge was born!
While nothing compares to the experience of being in our retail space in Pittsburgh, our website is a collection of our favorites from the shop.
I truly hope that you enjoy spending time perusing the site as much as I enjoy bringing it to you!
THIS is the store I visit when I want to treat myself or someone special. Splurge has the most beautiful and uniquely curated items. The staff is very friendly and are there to help if needed ... otherwise you can look through the store at your own leisure. It's so enjoyable and I always leave in a great mood! This is a gem of a store and I love it!
Fox Chapel Plaza
1109 Freeport Road Pittsburgh, PA. 15238
Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm