DWR Champagne Chair Contest™

To enter, create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Five winners will receive a DWR Gift Card.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Most Original, Best Likeness, the Tiny Bubbles Prize and the Pommery Prize. If your chair resembles a design that already exists, it will automatically be placed in the Best Likeness category.


MOST ORIGINAL: This is your chance to impress us by creating a chair unlike anything we’ve ever seen. That might mean it’s crazy cool or shockingly simple, but either way it has to be authored by you, not borrowed from another designer from the past or present. Note: We get a toilet chair every year, and it never wins – think outside the outhouse.

BEST LIKENESS: Celebrate your passion for a chair that already exists in the real world by creating your own miniature version. Whether it’s an Eames Lounge Chair or an Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair or some other fabulous classic, dazzle us by creating the best likeness of the chair you love.


Create chair

Create a chair out of the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles.


Photograph chair

Take a picture using a blank piece of white paper as your background. (Follow our photo guidelines below for an optimal picture.) Make sure your image is sharp and really shows off the details of your chair.


Submit chair

Between November 4, 2019 and January 5, 2020, post photos of your finished chair on Instagram with the tags @designwithinreach and #dwrchampagnechair. Winners will be announced on or around January 31.

Entry Requirements

  • Use any or all of the materials (except glass) from no more than two (2) champagne bottles. Glue is the only permitted adhesive, and it must be used as an adhesive, not as a building material that can be carved or shaped. You are not permitted to use any additional materials – including tape or paint.
  • Cork sheeting is not allowed. If you think the construction of your chair might be mistaken for cork sheeting, please take photos while making your chair. Finalists may be asked to provide proof of construction methods.
  • The chair must measure no more than 4"x4"x4".
  • Call for entries will begin on Monday, November 4, 2019. Entries must be received before midnight ET on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
  • Twenty (20) chairs will be selected as finalists: ten (10) from each category. If your chair is one of these, you’ll be asked to send it to DWR. All submitted chairs will become the property of DWR.
  • Please note only one submission is allowed per person.

Photo Guidelines

  • Grab a piece of plain white paper.
  • Head toward moderate sunlight.
  • Hold paper to create curved backdrop.
  • Place chair on paper.
  • Snap a picture. Make sure it’s crisp and clear and that it captures your chair’s best angle.


All winning chairs will be featured on dwr.com.

Most Original:

1st place: $1,000 DWR Gift Card
2nd place: $750 DWR Gift Card
3rd place: $500 DWR Gift Card

Best Likeness:

Grand Prize: $1,000 DWR Gift Card

Tiny Bubbles Prize:

$250 DWR Gift Card
Winner will be randomly selected from all entries

The Pommery Prize:

Our Official Champagne Partner will award a jeroboam of Champagne Pommery Brut Royal to its favorite chair made using any or all of the materials (except glass) from no more than two (2) Pommery brand champagne bottles.