The DWR Champagne Cork Chair Contest Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions.
Congratulations to the winners of DWR's 2013 DWR Champagne Chair Contest. Reportedly choosing the top three was one of the toughest decisions the judges ever had to make in this contest. The judges DWR President and CEO John Edelman; COO John McPhee; VP of Merchandising Kari Woldum; and VP of Marketing and Creative Michael Sainato -- send their sincere appreciation to all of the entrants this year.
Instead of simply sending you toview the winners on their their blog (which is bizarrely narrow and small and makes it hard to see the images), I've enlarged them and included the finalists and honorable mentions for you.
First Place Winner:
$1,000 DWR Gift Card goes to Miwa F. for her "Rockin' Chaise." This design is truly masterful with a functional drink holder that moves. Our judges loved the innovation of this design using mid-century aestethics and were impressed with how the materials come together into one seamless piece.
Second Place Winner:
A $500 DWR Gift Card goes to Jeffery Molter who designed a modern folding chair as well as a case to store it in. Our judges were so impressed with this design and we cannot remember ever receiving anything like this before. Form meets funciton with this whimsical yet useful piece.
Third Place Winner:
A $250 DWR Gift Card goes to Aaron Padilla. Named "F8 Chaise," this is beautifully constructed, unique design. The underside of the seat is fully sculpted of cork and the the upholstery overlaying it is a foil basketweave. Thank you Aaron for this clean and well thought out design. We also loved the packaging it came in!
Wing Back, Designed by Kathryn Bachen:
Mantis Lounge, Designed by Billy Wages:
Rowan Rowan, Designed by Purin Phanichpant:
Champagne Chair, Designed by Willie and Tess:
The "O" Chair, Designed by Alfonso:
Champagne Chair, Designed by Alison Brummer:
Chateau Chair, Designed by Sawa Sakane:
The 7 Honorable Mentions
Mackwire, Designed by Devin Mack:
Circle Gets the Square, Designed by Catherine Choi:
Poltrona W., Designed by Mauricio Avilés del Río:
Champagne Twist, Designed by Dan Nawrocki:
Watch Your Step, Designed by Tony Abraham:
Royal Scrapenbaum, Designed by Dario Polaco:
Grape Divine, Designed by Tony Enn:
DWR would like to congratulate the winners and all of the contestants on their beautiful, innovative and functional designs this year. You can browse all 319 submissions here.