These Products are Unusual and Made in Silicone

 - Jun 5, 2013
There are many objects made in silicone for the versatility it lends. Silicone is an extremely popular choice for kitchen utensils and smartphone covers. The properties of this material make it heat-resistant, able to be produced in a number of colors and varying levels of transparency. Most of all, its unique composition makes it flexible, giving the opportunity for less rigid designs to be created.

This flexibility makes designs highly tactile and more responsive to human touch. As well, silicone gives the objects a seamless, sculptural quality that makes for an interesting art-like additions to the home. Designers are experimenting with these properties, making unexpected things squishy like batteries, food packaging, lighting and cups—though this seems like an accident waiting to happen, especially when the cup is designed to hold alcohol.