Often times, it is the simple contrivance that comes in handy during practical scenarios. This is aptly demonstrated by the ‘Little Big Trivet’, created by Alissia Melka-Teichroew (of byAMT studio) for Brooklyn-based Areaware.
Specially designed for protecting the kitchen’s counter-top from hot containers and pans, each trivet is composed from a series of small wooden dowels (with high insulation credentials). The main advantage lies with the flexibility of this unique arrangement.
If you want to keep a container with a bigger volume, you can just space out the dowels to cover a greater area. On the other hand, a smaller container can be kept by assembling the wooden components in a compact manner.
In terms of design, the dowels are crafted from sturdy beech wood. As for the aesthetic effect, the trivets are available in both their natural monochromatic hue and vivacious multi-color hues.
So, at the end of the day, the ambit is not only about the simplicity of the design. It is also entails the practical purpose derived out of this simplicity, along with some nifty visual considerations.