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G20 tableware inspired by West Lake landscape

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09-07-2016 17:48 BJT

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And while Zhang Yimou was busy prepping performers for the G20 Summit opening gala in Hangzhou, a design team was also very busy in creating the tableware for the welcome banquet. The set of specifically designed tableware was inspired by the serene waters and beautiful natural landscape of the West Lake.

Soft yet solid strokes of traditional Chinese brushwork depict Hangzhou against an emerald green undertone. The design team also took table settings into account. Appetizers are presented on a plate with a cloche cover inspired by "Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon", an famous attraction on the West Lake. Tea is served in lotus-like ceramic cups and coupled by a bridge-shaped saucer. The soup bowl is inspired by treasure ships on the Maritime Silk Road.

Soft yet solid strokes of traditional Chinese brushwork depict Hangzhou against an emerald green undertone. The design team also took table settings into account.

Soft yet solid strokes of traditional Chinese brushwork depict Hangzhou against an emerald green undertone. The design team also took table settings into account.

The bowl features a double-layer design for better heat-retention and is also essential to preserving the freshness of the dish. Zhao Chunyang, the head of the design team, said they began working on the tableware in May, 2015.

A total of 16 sets of designs were made. While the design process took the team four months, the production of the final designs took them as long as 10 months to complete.

The bowl features a double-layer design for better heat-retention and is also essential to preserving the freshness of the dish.

The bowl features a double-layer design for better heat-retention and is also essential to preserving the freshness of the dish.

A total of 16 sets of designs were made. While the design process took the team four months, the production of the final designs took them as long as 10 months to complete.

A total of 16 sets of designs were made. While the design process took the team four months, the production of the final designs took them as long as 10 months to complete.

And while Zhang Yimou was busy prepping performers for the G20 Summit opening gala in Hangzhou, a design team was also very busy in creating the tableware for the welcome banquet.

And while Zhang Yimou was busy prepping performers for the G20 Summit opening gala in Hangzhou, a design team was also very busy in creating the tableware for the welcome banquet.


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