We kid you not. The chairs pictued above and below are complety made from champagne corks and the wire and foil that protect them.
These magnificently creative chairs were part of a competition hosted by Design Within Reach, which challenged artists to come up with unique designs for the 2013 DWR Champagne Chair Contest. The results are completely amazing, as you'll see for yourself.
The top prize went to Miwa F. for her Rocking Chaise; second place went to Jeffery Molter for designing a folding chair and a chic travel case; and third place was awarded to Aaron Padilla for his F8 Chaise, which has a beautiful figure 8 pattern and a seat made of cork decorated with foil basketweave.
You'll see the winning chairs pictured below in descending order, as well as some designs that were selected as finalists. To see more champagne chairs, check out the gallery at If It's Hip It's Here.
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