Interactive Silicone Bowls Encourage You to Play With Your Food

Michele Debczak
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A dining experience that features Lina Saleh’s whimsical dishware begins before you take the first bite. According to Dezeen, the designer’s “living” plates wave, jiggle, and unfurl in response to the environment around them.

Saleh, a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, set out to create plates and bowls that would complement the food they held. She crafted the containers out of silicone of varying thicknesses to achieve the desired effects. One bowl ripples when tapped with a spoon; another slowly unsticks itself from the tabletop and pops up in a sudden motion. There are also plates that sink, crumple, and vibrate under pressure.

“The living plates enhance the experience of a meal by adding a new dimension to plating and presenting food, making it no longer static but moving and responding” Saleh writes on her website.

Saleh likes to get creative with food. Her past endeavors include using 3D-printers to design pasta shapes that are impossible to make by hand.

[h/t Dezeen]