Tableware that Huang Chunmao designed for the 2014 APEC Summit in Beijing. (Photo/CGTN)
Before joining the CAFA, Huang was trained in China and the US.
The 2017 BRICS Summit is not his first time designing china tableware for state banquets. His works made a stunning debut in 2014, with the APEC Summit in Beijing.
Tableware that Huang Chunmao designed for the 2014 APEC Summit in Beijing./ CGTN Photo
In 2016, he brought his creativity to the dinner table at the G20 Summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, and earlier this year to the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing.
"A state banquet is more than just an utterance in my understanding. It also represents the manners and customs of a nation, like how we tend to wear red in weddings," Huang noted.
"As a designer, I have to consider my clients and the general atmosphere. For state banquets, I focused on how to make it classic and simple, and tried to project a sense of authority," he continued.
But for first ladies' banquets, Huang tried to make china more feminine, elegant and close to everyday life. During the G20 Hangzhou Summit, the sets he designed for the first ladies' banquets were highly praised by the public and still rank among the best-selling china for the company that produced them.
"Welcoming guests with your most classic traditions is the way to show your politeness," Huang said.