At first I thought the majority of the couch would have been made out of wood, because it’s such a strong material, and quite easy to build with, so I thought it would be the most logical material for the construction. But I was wrong. There was wood in the couch, but almost all of it was stuck inside the styrofoam. Though I was right about it being used to make the couch more solid, the styrofoam would have been broken without the wood keeping it together.
From the first sketch I thought of using wood for the main construction of the end product. When I figured that out, I started wondering why, and how I could overcome that. Clearly I appreciated wood enough already, I did not hesitate to work with it, and I could see products coming together based on the material.
If you look to the wood more closely, you’ll see it’s not just wood. It still has the round dotted pattern from the styrofoam in it. It has scars from it’s previous life. Other parts do have marks too, but these are tiny holes. Signs of all the staples that were used to keep the different parts of the couch together.