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The Most Customizable Chair?
The Adirondack chair’s simple design is easy to adapt, lending itself to a variety of creative variations from classic to clever to quirky. Click through this slideshow to see what we mean.
Where It All Started
Americans’ love affair with Adirondack chairs began in the early 1900s, when Thomas Lee needed outdoor chairs for his summer home in Westport, New York. He gave his design to a carpenter friend, thinking he might turn out a few chairs for extra income. Instead, Harry Bunnell filed for and received a patent for the “Westport Chair,” and the rest, as they say, is history.