Kari Merkl of eco-oriented Portland, Oregon-based product design firm Merkled has worked in the medium of racks before. Last year's powder-coated (no VOCs involved), recyclable Coat Rack made from aluminum panels was a simplistic stunner. This year, Merkl takes her talent to the kitchen with the newly available Merkled Pot Rack

Merkled Pot Racks are crafted from powder-coated steel loom ends salvaged from a weaving company near the Merkled studio. They're available in white, blue, and orange. I dig the unique, sculptural quality of the racks; they're certainly a departure from the wooden, wall- and ceiling-mounted arrangements that dominate the pot rack market. 
They're also quite durable and can hold lightweight kitchen accoutrement, heavy cast iron skillets, and everything in between. 

Merkled Pot Rack @ Supermarket ($150)

Via [Design Milk

Images: Merkled 

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.