I just finished my entry for the Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Contest. Introducing...
I used two corks (thanks to my Mom and a work buddy) and decided to cut thin, uniform (or as best as I could manage) circle shapes to form a chaise lounge. At first I was not going to nest the circles, but then there were gaps, so I cut and sized each one. I then sealed everything with Aleene's Tacky Glue and used one of the cages for hairpin legs. The tops of both corks are the pillows!
This was a lot of fun -- I enjoy getting immersed in a hands-on task like this. You can see the photo gallery of entries here, or on Twitter with hashtag dwrchampagnechair. Very creative stuff! A few of my favorites:
Let me know if you entered!
UPDATE, 1/22/13: Design Within Reach just posted the top 10 finalists and 7 Honorable Mentions for the Champagne Chair Contest here. No modern miniature peeps made the cut this year, but the competition was fierce! Megan of Modern Mini Houses and Mini*Aesthetics did a wonderful job of transforming their materials -- really impressive! Mini*Aesthetics also felt compelled to write an articulate open letter to DWR. Read it here. Congrats to all who entered and to all who have been singled out by DWR!