Yes, if you guessed an old pallet then you are correct. The artist, Katrin Arens, used a few old nails to hold in the bowls and plates on display. I really think it is a neat idea and would look awesome in the right setting. I could picture it mounted in an older, historic home with maybe a bench below? Or a simple bookshelf for extra storage. She has some other cool pieces as well so explore her site.
I totally agree with Katrin's statement,
"Creativity, a passion for simplicity, and dedication to the reclamation and re-use of materials, combined with unusual and individual treatments and processes, make ordinary objects extraordinary."
I love antique pieces, or furniture that has been revived with a little elbow grease. They all are so special and exhibit so much character. My pet peeve is someone that thinks too highly of their antiques - overpricing items you can find at any flea market or junk yard leaves a sour taste in my mouth! The beauty of buying salvaged items in re-constructing them to make them your own - you shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg for it and then refinish it.
She describes her furniture concept as,
"Each piece is unique and handmade, using materials reclaimed by Katrin Arens; from derelict country houses, from cellars, and from carpentry studios. The pieces themselves are as rich in history as they are clear in design – histories which are concealed beneath surfaces with strange shapes, patterns and scars. Thorough craftsmanship and treatments using traditional techniques give the pieces both a smooth finish and an enigmatic feel, exuding long-forgotten colours and scents."