The Adirondack chairs is the living legend of the outdoor furniture. If you think of the typical lakeside home in a cottage with a large porch where you can admire the landscape, a sunset view from a pier, surely add the Adirondack chair on them, although you even dont know its name.
But what is special from an Adirondack chair? Surely its function and the simple beauty design, devoid of pretentious elements. Simple wooden planks tilted forming its slightly reclined back, and comfortable seat as well as long arms and proportionate designed for relaxation. The legs are short and close to the ground then you can look to the horizon.
So, it's something special between chairs design. I do not want to put of Adirondack chairs around a coffee table in the garden, because I am convinced that this is not the function which was conceived in the design.
Origin of Adirondack Chair
Adirondack name is apparently a mountain in upstate New York, near with a tuberculosis sanatorium. They noted that patients rested there in these seats to take the therapeutic mountain air.
However, In Canada, is known by two names: Muskoka chair is to honor of the area where many Canadians spend the summer in one cottage or "Laurentian chair" (chaise des Laurentides) for who those live in Quebec.
But before the Adirondack chair had that name, this chair was named "Westport plank chair" and registered on US patent design by Harry Bunnell. The fact is the first Adirondack chair was designed and invented by a wealthy man, Thomas Lee, when he back from Westport Holiday in the Adirondack Mountains in 1903.
Although nobody knows Lee and that carpenter patent the design of the Adirondack chair with consent of the creator behind or not. But this Adirondack chair is already become part of the legend outdoor furniture.