I do not claim to be a specialist in design, but there is one thing I can tell you for sure: a simple design is always better than an intricate one, especially when we are talking about everyday use items like this Alessi Lilliput Salt and Pepper Set by Stefano Giovannoni. It would be absolutely ridiculous to deign a salt and pepper shaker in a glamorous way, made of pretentious materials and all shiny and glitter. No wonder Stefano Giovannoni was chosen to be one of the most influential designers of the years 2000. He worked for Alessi for a long time and succeeded having a lot of fun and success at the same time with his works.
This salt and pepper set looks funny and playful and you feel like a child again when you see it. The shakers look like stylized little men that are headless, but ready to roll. They are available in many choices of colour, depending on your taste and also on the general colour in the kitchen, but I think this combination is the best: white with grey and black, as it is also associated with the colour of the salt and pepper inside.
The shakers are made of thermoplastic resin and look fabulous. The base is made of 18/10 stainless steel mirror and is also polished, which makes it shiny and gorgeous. You can now purchase this set online for $42.