After the last of the bubbly has been swilled, stash the cork, foil, cage and label from two of those Champagne bottles and twist up a chair fit for a very small king. Design Within Reach’s annual Champagne Chair Contest. The grand prize is a $1500 gift certificate from DWR (cool, you can buy the cushion for the Barcelona couch!) and notoriety among your peers. If this New Year finds you teetotaling, never fear, you can stop by your friendly neighborhood DWR and pick up a kit, courtesy of the fine folks at Veuve Clicquot. Check out last year’s finalists, winner Krista Charles is to the right. Entries are due January 15.
We’d actually like to see a slightly amended version of this contest, where you have to construct the chair immediately after consuming two bottles of Champagne.