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-size 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, disparate influences played a formative role in shaping her early insights into nature and design.
Kadar studied a range of design disciplines, including art, fine jewelry and fashion. The latter commanded her passion from early on and, by the age of twelve, she sought 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 that included 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.