Champagne Chair Contest

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

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Most Original and Best Likeness. 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

The entry period has closed for this year’s contest. Winners will be announced on or around January 31, 2019.


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 Thursday, November 29, 2018. Entries must be received before midnight ET on Friday, January 4, 2019.
  • 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

FIRST PLACE: $1,500 DWR Gift Card
SECOND PLACE: $750 DWR Gift Card
THIRD PLACE: $500 DWR Gift Card

$1,500 DWR Gift Card

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