The stand for resting a plate or pan on to protect your surfaces from heat is called a trivet. Usually a practical, but dull item, it has made more interesting by Sagaform in the creation of the 2-Piece Flower Trivet.
The trivet consists of two parts, a 20cm circle with a daisy pattern piece that pulls out to gave you two trivets in one. The flower-power design is given a further retro dimension as it made from sold Walnut.
The trivet costs £8.50 from the Soulful Toaster.