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The Chin Family Table Set: Love It Or Hate It?

Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to the Chin Family. Designed by Stefano Giovannoni as a collaboration for the National Palace Museum of Taiwan and Alessi (the Italy-based design company), the Chin family is definitely a bit of whimsy for your tabletop. A five piece set includes (from left to right), Mr. & Mrs. Chin Salt & Pepper Set, Mr. Chin Kitchen Timer, Mr. Chin Egg Cup, King Chin Grinder and Queen Chin Grinder. Oh and each piece is sold separately ($26-$60) and is available in several different colors. There's something about these guys that are just too darn cute to pass on, but at the same time, I think they're just too much. How about you, what do you think of the Chin family?

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calibabi calibabi 8 years
very cute...but not exactly my style.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 8 years
i think they are adorable but i agree with past comments that some people might take offense to them
L_W L_W 8 years
I don't want racist asian caricatures in my kitchen. Really, people, really. As angryasianman.com says, that's racists!
SwtAsSgar SwtAsSgar 8 years
Way too much. ~SwtAsSgr~
mdbzmom mdbzmom 8 years
They're really cute but like ya'all above, I can see where they could be offensive.
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
cute but confusing is the term for these then, lol
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I think they are kind of cute.
Food Food 8 years
ktown & haze1nut - I totlaly know what you mean, that's sort of what i meant by "too much" - i thought they were a little offensive, then i realized they were comissioned by the museum and well, as haze1nut said, "very confusing" - i'm definitely in the undecided camp for these guys.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Definitely not for me. *I reject your reality and substitute my own*
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
ktown, you're not alone. for some reason i thought of the abercrombie chinese stereotype shirts they printed when i first saw these. clearly these aren't on the same level but i do feel iffy about these even though i'm trying to keep an open mind. They were made for a museum in Taiwan so i'm like.."oookay". but then it's made by a guy named Stefano Giovannoni and i'm like, "what were they thinking letting him do this"? so it's very confusing.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i'm probably being too sensitive, but i'm kinda offended by them, despite the fact that they are cute.
figurine figurine 8 years
Undecided. I like that they're colourful, but I don't think I'd like to have them in my home.
jendudley jendudley 8 years
I love them all, but the price not so much!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 8 years
I love it!!
krEnElk krEnElk 8 years
i think they're adorable!
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
okay they're cute and colorful, but i can't help the feeling that there will be some sort of backlash from these things.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
adorable!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
adorable!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
cute but a bit too much
chancleta chancleta 8 years
cute but a bit too much
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
super cute! the colors are fun too, they'd stand out alot in my white kitchen
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
super cute! the colors are fun too, they'd stand out alot in my white kitchen
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