Design is second nature to Michal Kadar. As a young girl, she spent countless hours by the sea collecting shells
her artist-father used for his life-sized sculptures. In turn, she developed a meticulous attention to detail
and an affinity for the meditative process of intricate work. The rich cultural mélange of her family’s European
and North African heritage ignited her imagination from childhood and set a course for a life in art and design.
From the Renaissance icons of Florence, to the sensory experiences of the desert, these disparate influences
played a formative role in shaping her early insights into the worlds of nature and design.
Kadar continued on to study a range of design disciplines, including art, fine jewelry and fashion. The last of
these commanded her passion from early on and, by the age of twelve, she was seeking out books and magazines
to satisfy her curiosity for European couturiers and Japanese deconstructionists. Following the opening of a fashion
boutique in Tel Aviv, her innovative designs quickly rose to prominence and she cultivated a distinguished clientele,
including international celebrities and socialites.
Throughout her career, Kadar maintained a fascination with the elemental beauty, power, and iconic nature of
fine jewelry. These qualities, combined with her passion for transcending conventional design, inform her
guiding vision and establish her as an arbiter of style.
Michal Kadar resides with her husband in New York City, where the CADAR™ Collection is designed