Bottoms Up! It's Champagne Chair Time

Design Within Reach's annual contest invites enthusiasts to make chairs from champagne bottle wrappings. Three (life sized) Morgans chairs are up for grabs

In the waning hours of a New Year's Eve party in 2002, Rob Forbes, the founder of the modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach (DWRI), and the remaining guests started playing with champagne corks. They used leftover cork, foil, and wire cage to build miniature chairs with results that were whimsical, fun, and compelling. Thus was born the company's annual Champagne Chair competition, now in its sixth year.

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