Occasionally when you’re out and about, you stop and check out something that you might not know what it is until you really take a closer look. Have you ever thought that salt and pepper shakers or even an egg holder could be a piece of art?

Stefano Giovannoni, who designs bold and fun cutlery has included a bit of Chinese history in his recent series of kitchenware. In collaboration with the National Palace Museum of Taiwan, he has created a mascotte for the museum as well as a whole series of gagdets that mimic people in the Chin Dynasty. Simple yet elegant and fun kitchen gadgets, that also stand as decoration is a brilliant way to make necessities just a bit more interesting on the counter.

Chin Dynasty on the counter