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.