Merdinger was appointed as the private gold designer for the Abu Dhabi and Turkmenistan kings to furnish their palaces. He created an exclusive dinning set worth $60,000 and coffee set worth $40,000 with this software. His work made him among the few Israelis ever invited the Abu Dhabi Palace.
He developed a unique 3-D computer imaging and modeling technique based on the IDF software used to develop new weapon. It allows the designer to maintain the integrity and consistency of a single design throughout all the pieces of single-theme collections, despite the use of different materials and their different reaction to various manufacturing processes. “The 3-D software enables the designers to view every piece from all angles and match the different materials into one harmonic piece”.
Pieces are designed from various materials, including bone china with nearly 50 percent real bone-ash content, 18 karat gold and titanium applied as vacuum plating and hand-blown no lead crystal.
With this software, Merdinger created the Arabesque collection, that is now available also in the USA. The collection’s complex patterns represent geometric forms consisting of models taken from plant and animal life- nature’s supreme mathematical code. It combines stylish classical form, and traditional craftsmanship together with the latest technology.
The Arabesque collection reflects Merdinger’s love of nature-- God’s divine creation.
The collection includes dinnerware, cutlery, stemware, coffee sets and tabletop accessories such as salt and pepper holders and candlesticks. An accompanying selection of giftware is also available.
Prices range from $209 for a dinner plate to $2,728 for a pair of candlesticks. A setting for a 12 including dinnerware, cutlery, stemware, coffee service, and tabletop accessories – costs about $70,000.
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