The Adirondack Chair -From the Mountains to the Hamptons
The all American Adirondack Chair is the kind of chair that people expect to see on a porch in the Hamptons, says Luxist. So here's an ode to the Adirondack Chair!
Created more than a hundred years ago in the Adirondack mountain region of New York the chair has since spread across the nation. Here on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
And all the way up in Alaska.
And the men behind the chair? Thomas Lee and Harry Bunnell. Due to a shortage of patio furniture for his 22-member family, Lee started nailing boards together in 1903, then took his prototype to his friend Bunnell, a local carpenter. Bunnel was broke at the time and Lee suggested he take this chair design and build it to sell to locals. Bunnel saw the potential for profit and secured a patent without Lee's knowledge, which, of course, was not very nice. But Lee didn't take issue, and the rest, as they say, is history. The Adirondack chair has become an American icon.
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