Hertzfeld among winners of champagne chair contest

Morgan Hertzfeld (Architecture undergraduate student)'s model chair has been named one of the winners in the Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Contest (Hertzfeld's entry is labeled "Desk Chair Extraordinaire." Contestants were required to create an original miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage, and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. The chair must fit within a four-inch square box.

"The influence of need for my design came from the average and dreary desk chairs this country is so often stuck with," Hertzfeld said of his entry. "I think with a bit of good design and a bit of time something as common as a desk chair or waiting room chair or even a lounger could become something so much more appealing and satisfying. This Desk Chair Extraordinaire is my attempt to fulfill said need."