Quite Possibly the World’s Most Beautiful Drying Rack

Is this the world’s most beautiful drying rack? Quite possibly. This folding frame is designed to hold drying kitchen towels and other linens, and look beautiful at the same time — even when it’s not in use. Here’s how it works:

(Image credit: Studio Berg)

This rack was designed by Studio Berg, a design group in Berlin (hat tip, Remodelista). It’s still a prototype, but I hope it makes it into production, as it makes such a lovely alternative to the usual range of not-very-attractive wall racks for laundry and towels.

In a hard-working kitchen, especially a European-style one that doubles as a laundry room, this is a rather elegant piece of wall art that can double as a practical hang-out for towels, washcloths, and even light kitchen storage, like bundles of drying herbs.