And the popular vote goes to...



2 Player, by Mingkae Yang. Link to Official Announcement

So we didn't win the judges' grand prize or the staff pick. I like to think the popular vote means more anyway :)

Congrats, Dad. You're welcome, by the way, for buying the Nintendo Wii that inspired it. I know you're going to invest that prize money very well. *hint hint*

PS. If you want to see this chair (and all 49 other finalists), they're all being showcased in a country-wide tour that kicks off next Tuesday at the Brooklyn Heights Design Within Reach studio. I'll be there!

Details:
The Champagne Chair Tour 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 6–8pm

76 Montague St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

From the site:

The annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest has come to a frenzied finale. The 50 winning chairs have been announced and are on a nation-wide tour, stopping at select Studios along the way. Contest entrants were asked to create an original miniature design using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two Champagne bottles. The Chairs were reviewed by an esteemed panel of designers and judged on craftsmanship, creativity, character and innovative use of materials. Please join us in toasting the talent and maybe filing a few ideas for submitting the winning entry next year. Wine and cheese will be served.