January 8, 2014Décor
DWR Is Popping Bottles With Its Annual Competition
Hear those bottles popping? It's the sound of Design Within Reach kicking off its annual Champagne Chair Contest. The yearly competition invites creative minds to design an original miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage, and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Previous finalist and winners have included a rocking chaise lounge, a cantilevered club chair, a wingback cork chair, and a curlicue wire chair. This year, the entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of champagne and chair experts, including design journalist Pilar Viladas and designers David Weeks and Rich Brilliant Willing. Three winners will be selected to win a first place prize of a $1,000 DWR gift card, a second place prize of a $500 DWR gift card, and a third place prize of a $250 DWR gift card. To enter, upload a photo of your bubbly chair design to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #dwrchampagnechair by Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. EST; the winning entries will be announced on Jan. 29. It's as good an excuse as any to stock up on Veuve Clicquot. Fun fact: did you know it always take six twists to open a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine?