That is one gorgeous re-imagining of a traditional food steamer. Love the way they preserved the bamboo feel but brought it up to date with reliable ceramic. Makes we wish I did enough steam cuisine to justify owning this set.
Steamer Set, designed by Office for Product Design for JIA Inc, is a modern interpretation of the traditional steamer. Steaming food has been at the core of traditional Chinese cooking, but the Chinese steamer has hardly seen any change to its aesthetic, until now. This new rendition reinterprets the classic steamer into a modernized and functional design.
Made of fire-proof ceramic, the steamer is less susceptible to temperature changes than regular stoneware. The steamer can be used inside an oven, gas stove, or microwave without any risk to its composition. Terracotta material is also used for its liquid absorbing properties. The bamboo base allows the steamer to absorb just the right amount moisture during steaming.