This is a modern spin on the classic Chinese steamer. An integral part of chinese food cooking such as dim sum, steamers have existed for hundreds of years.
This new steamer design from Jia uses fireproof ceramic and is said to be much more resistant than traditional stone - the company also claim this steamer will not crack and break during preparation because of the way it is built.
They've also thought about how to reduce the amount of soggy dumplings leaving your steamer by adding a terra cotta base which absorbs liquid more efficiently than traditional bamboo bases.
Last but not least - the modern design and style of the Jia steamer make it a rather attractive addition to the kitchen.