Introducing finalists in 2016 Champagne Chair Contest.

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After a marathon session to review more than 500 entries, judges have selected finalists in our annual Champagne Chair Contest. They selected 20 chairs for Best Original Design and 10 for Best Likeness, a new category this year geared toward chair builders who prefer paying homage to classics rather than designing from scratch. The 20 finalists in the original design category, presented below along with Best Likeness finalists, will be whittled to 10 for the final judging later this month. From them, three designs will be named winners. One design will be chosen from the Best Likeness finalists. For those who didn’t make the cut, it’s never too early to start work for next year’s contest, which will be our lucky 13th. Check out the rules and all of this year’s entries.

Finalists: Best Original Design

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Cork Chair by Kiki Snowcha

 

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Black Chair by Laura Frost

 

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Bolero Chair by Ellen Steinfeld

 

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Triangle Chair

 

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Untitled by Jaron Guggenhelm

 

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Untitled by Krystal and Teddy Lai

 

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Antony Chair by Amie Barnes

 

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Kissing Chair by Melissa Higgins

 

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Dane Chair by Dane Stahr

 

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Untitled by Brandon Cameron

 

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Moët Chair by Scott Taylor

 

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Mumm Chair by Chris Coetzee

 

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Corcho Chair by Gonzalo Azcona

 

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Untitled by Leah Amick

 

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Wedge Chair by B.G. Milligan

 

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My Tiny Cork Chair by Laura Langford

 

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La Bella Chair by Anabelle Gutierrez

 

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Untitled by Irisa Xiong

 

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Croissant Chair by Aaron Chan

 

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Ski LIft Chair by Daniel Fishman

 

Finalists: Best Likeness

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Ball Chair by Xeandra

 

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Eames Rocker by Tipsi

 

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Cannon Design Team

 

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Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair by Keven Walter

 

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Eames Shell Chair by James Martell

 

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CH88 Stacking Chair by Michael Yarinsky

 

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Flight Recliner by Don Chickering

 

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Gehry “Wiggle Chair by Stephanie Poole

 

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LC4 Chaise Longue by Daniel Nawrocki

 

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Eames Molded Plywood Chair by Armondo Esteves