Project TOUCH THAT TASTE by Martyna Golik is another example of food being integrated or used as the basis for a collection.
This project shows how an experience with food can be translated into a functional collection. It is the product of combining two worlds: textiles and food. Food was categorized by the five main tastes: umami, sweet, salty, bitter and sour in order to design a collection where each of the objects is a translation of one taste.
In order to get the data to complete the project, a study group of 10 people was initiated where each person had to eat and smell representatives of five tastes and attempt to translate these experiences into vision and touch. Materials were collected and techniques developed based on these findings. The collection focuses on combining different materials and techniques and is telling a story about abstract translating into tangible.