Design Within Reach holds a champagne chair contest each year. Entrants must construct a mini chair using the wire, cork, cage, and foil of no more than two champagne bottles. Glue is allowed, but nothing else.
The repurposed champagne cork entries were judged by a panel of industry experts after online voting by the public. The winning chairs are on tour at the Design Within Reach Studios. The schedule is on the website.
Implications - Consumers appreciate goods made from upcycled textiles because it satiates their desire to reduce harmful impact to the planet. Corporations may entice consumers into buying their products if they advertise all the green initiatives involved in the manufacturing of the item and other environmental information related to the product.