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champagne chair contest.

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Did you know that Design Within Reach holds a champagne chair contest each year? Well it does. Participants can only use the wire, cork, cage, and foil of up to two champagne bottles to construct a mini chair. Glue is the only adhesive they are permitted to use.

We learned about this contest a little late (a few years ago) — it’s been happening for nine years now. But since then, Ryan has been crafting cork chairs like mad, and now we have a few of them decorating the apartment. Unfortunately, he didn’t enter this year’s contest, but hopefully next year he will.

Here are the winners from the 2009 contest:

Judges pick:
cork chair

Popular Vote:
cork chair

Staff Pick:
cork chair

The winning chairs will be touring DWR showrooms throughout the country, check out the schedule here.

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Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: art · design

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  • 1 Maria // Feb 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    These are fantastic! I had no idea about this contest. I’m obsessed with chairs so I’ll have to put this on my to-do list for next year 😛

  • 2 Ray Creations // Feb 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Excellent designs. These are so very innovative.

  • 3 designplusart // Dec 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Playing off of DWR champagne chair comp….


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