My project TOUCH THAT TASTE! is an attempt to translate smell an taste of food into touch and vision for creating an experimental collection of textile objects.
More specifically, I categorized food by the five main tastes: umami, sweet, salty, bitter and sour in order to design a collection of interior related textile objects where each of the object is a translation of one taste.
Through series of multisensorial experiments with a study group I collected data that I used for experimenting with materials and techniques and creating various textile samples which later on where used to make the final collection.
The collection consists of:
- carpet for umami
- pouf for sweet
- blanket/chair cover for sour
- room divider for salty
- shoes for bitter
Collection TOUCH THAT TASTE! is telling a story about how abstract can be turned into tangible, about how an experience with food can be translated into a functional collection with a focus on experiencing the objects and creating a relation with it.
As a visualization of the concept serves video.
The video was made in collaboration with Andreas Omvik who made the video, Karlos Ponte and Louis Moreno who made the food.
Special thanks to Kvadrat, Bramming Plast Industri and Textil Olius.