The little feed of the couch, all the springs in the seat, and hundreds of staples. Those were the parts made out of different types of steel.
For the feed and it’s assembling mechanism I found a purpose quite soon, I could use it to hold the sides of the new couch together, and join the middle part to the sides. For the other steel parts it was more difficult. A lot of the springs were broken, or different in shape, still I find them having the most beautiful shape of all the materials I found. Maybe because they came as such a surprise, I didn’t expect these types of springs to be inside of it. The springs are made from hardened steel, that’s what makes them stay in the right shape, but it also makes them break more easily. With hardened steel it’s harder to gain a proper weld, since it breaks more easily after being heated. I decided to not use the springs for the final product, but use them for a series of smaller products which will be showcased later on.
For the final steel parts, I found myself imagining melting all the staples and pouring it in a mold to make nice details, sadly an expert told me this would not be possible with such a tiny amount of steel. I’m still in doubt whether I would like to use it to make something small to showcase later on, or bring them to the recycle centre.