The If It’s Hip, It’s Here blog has a post with some previous entries for the Champagne cork contest at DWR. Some of the previous designs are pretty cool. Read it here:
Conceived at a New Year’s Eve party in 2002 by DWR Founder Rob Forbes and his creative guests, who turned their attention to the corks, foil and wire cages and started building miniature chairs as the party wound down, the Champagne Chair Contest was a happy accident that became a company tradition. (source)
Chairs I still covet: Panton Chair
I still want a Panton Chair.
Verner Panton’s cantilevered stacking chair (1960) was the first single-material and single-form chair to be made and has been produced by Vitra through three decades of development in plastics technology. This version consists of a single piece of strong, flexible polypropylene with integral color that will not fade over time. As striking as modern sculpture, this classic piece is appropriately durable and easy to clean in cafés or restaurants, and is comfortable enough to use as an occasional chair in an office or residence.
(thanks/via Vitra and DWR)