The Carl Mertens Myria Expandable Trivet is a kitchen necessity. Used for holding pots, pans, plates, fruit, or what have you, this stainless steel, subway tile-like trivet would look good in any kitchen. A pulling mechanism regulates the size of the trivets; for smaller items, the basic closed position is optimal. When the trivet is pulled out, it is the ideal place for larger cookware, bowls and serving platters. When you don't need the trivet, use it as decor! Handmade in Germany, the world class craftsmanship is apparent in this trivet's design.