To protect and serve: the slogan of any good trivet. Make sure your prized tabletop doesn't become singed from fresh-out-of-the-oven casseroles nor soggy from a tasty chilled delight. This oft-overlooked kitchen accoutrement may spend most of its moments underneath a pot or kettle, but considering the wealth of eye-catching designs available, these trivets are worthy of outright display on their own.
Designed by Ding3000, the Rainbow trivet is an exercise in space-saving design. It neatly folds up into its namesake shape to help keep drawers tidy and opens up to become the perfect perch for pots or pans. The trivet comes is shades of grey, blue, and purple, though we're quite fond of the emerald green version.
Perfect for those with a penchant for the nautical, this nifty fish-shaped trivet is a surefire way to dress you dinner table in style.
A silver (stainless steel) platter for the star of Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey. This 19.25-by-13-inch serving plate by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi should hold just about every bird fit for stuffing.