Adirondack chairs have become a very popular style for outdoor seating and lounging, with its very distinct and eye catching design and wide arm rests. But, did you wonder about the origins of Adirondack chairs?
The first Adirondack chair was designed in the early 1900s by a Thomas Lee while vacationing with his family in in the Adirondack Mountains. The chair was originally patented and called a Westport chair by his friend, Harry Bunnell, with Lee’s permission, as Bunnell living in Westport, NY and needed to earn extra income. Bunnell hand painted each chair, selecting do so in green or a medium dark brown, and individually signed each one.
Today’s Adirondack chairs typically feature a rounded back and contoured seat, based on the modified designs by Irving Wolpin, in 1938. Although all Adirondack chairs were originally made from wood, now they are also made from polymers and other hard impact plastics, and are also available as rockers and lounges.
When considering your outdoor space, call My Deck 908-713-1000 so you can go out on your beautiful deck or lawn and enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise or unwind after a long day on one of our Adirondack chairs!