Catherine Lévy, who created Dorette, was born
in Paris where she has lived and worked ever since. At a very young age, she
would make jewellery from what was close at hand: chick peas from the kitchen,
pebbles extracted from the gravel, rabbit poo she’d collect from the mountains,
or snail shells (that also came from the kitchen). These tendencies naturally
directed her to Les Ateliers (l’Ecole nationale supérieure de la creation
industrielle), where she studied design. She then joined forces with Sigolène
Prébois to create objects for homes, signed Tsé & Tsé associées. Their
vases, garlands, plates and bowls have been successful all over the world for
Dorette jewellery never
weighs heavily on fingers, never scratches necks or pulls on ears… The
multi-coloured stones, both modest and precious, brut diamonds and glass set in
gold and silver, diffuse a singular murmur and are always cheerful company.
Each one is different, neither ancient nor modern, they are light objects that
inspire pleasure, wit and affection.