Dori’s sense of color as well as the long tradition of hand embroidery and textile design are at the core of her creations. She is an Israeli designer known throughout the world who takes inspiration from costume history and from contemporary art & fashion. Dori works alongside artisans who specialize in the ancient soutache technique. Her personal spin on the soutache technique involves hand-embroidering textile cords while incorporating materials such as gem stones, shells, vintage buttons and Swarovski crystals into the design.
Dori Csengeri’s universe is inspired by fashion and art. Dori’s unique jewelry is impeccably hand embroidered at her atelier, by talented artisans. Dori’s intriguing designs are born from her love of colour and the long tradition of soutache art and textile design.
“While designing, I visualize the woman who will wear my work. She has a defined taste and personality. I try to create for her something different, fresh and exciting, so she can play the game of fashion with me and participate in the creation of her own image.”
Dori Csengeri’s collections present scene stealing haute couture creations alongside a refined ready-to-wear selection. The collection offers timeless Bridal jewelry as well as a wide array of chic earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins, rings and the “Dori for Men” capsule collection. Each jewelry piece is uniquely designed and states Dori’s passion for art & fashion. Silky textile cords frame handmade glass cabochons, natural gemstones and Swarovski crystals, and are leather-backed for comfort.
Dori Csengeri regularly collaborates with Swarovski by designing for Swarovski’s Jewelry World Facets 2014 Collection, Swarovski’s Crystallized™ trend inspirations or, the Atelier Swarovski collection.
Dori is a textile designer by profession. She is a graduate of the “Shenkar” College of Fashion in Tel-Aviv. Dori specialized in fabric design at Tootal Fabrics in Manchester and at Cyril Kowalewsky’s studio in Paris. Then, she practiced for many years as a freelance textile designer, in Israel and abroad. Dori studied History of Art at Zurich University and painting at the Academie de Port-Royal in Paris.
Dori Csengeri is An award winning, internationally acclaimed artist, with offices in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, New York and Tokyo, Dori Csengeri’s handmade jewelry collections are presented worldwide in prestigious jewelry stores, museums and galleries and are regularly cited in leading bridal, fashion and life style magazines.