High-profile German designer Sebastian Herkner's line of furniture for Moroso includes an armchair, the Coat, which boasts a non-slip, protective silicone cover.

Silicone household use ventures beyond the kitchen

Silicone, once the material used to make spatulas, now has myriad home applications, such as lamp-shaped salt-and-pepper shakers, pads that adhere to any surface and can hold car keys, spare change and shopping lists, and even as upholstery for large items of furniture.