This steel ottoman prototype is asleek stylish blend of natural materials, wood, steel and leather. The strong, sharplines help to accent each material and also conform to the way a person’s legsnaturally fall. Fabricating the model was a great learning experience for me inmany aspects such as, the bending wood and metal, welding, ergonomics and humanfactors related to furniture design, and also manufacturing cost and processesrelated to the materials. The entire piece can be produced with high qualitymaterials for about $50, half of the intended amount. Furthermore, using thejig shown, the metal components can be welded together in about 5 minutes,about a third of the intended goal.