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The Adirondack chair is a simple chair made of wood or man-made materials, generally used outdoors. Originally made with 11 flat wooden boards, it features a straight back and seat and wide armrests. The advent of various man-made materials have allowed for this style of chair to be made from polymers and other hard impact plastics
The first Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee while vacationing in Westport, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. Needing outdoor chairs for his summer home, he tested his early efforts on his family. After arriving at a final design for a “Westport plank chair,” he offered it to a carpenter friend in Westport in need of a winter income, Harry Bunnell. Bunnell saw the commercial potential of such an item being offered to Westport’s summer residents, and apparently without asking Lee’s permission filed for and received U.S. patent in 1905.
The chairs are typically now made out of pine and other inexpensive woods. Other variations include those sold at Mosarte – made from high-grade polypropylene. The polypropylene is hard and tough it will not soak up water (your main enemy when talking about outdoor garden seating) An added bonus? It will not collect mold spores.
Adirondack chairs are remarkably recognizable, and unflaggingly popular. Their endurance shouldn’t be too much of a mystery: simple, comfortable and unpretentious. The extra-wide armrests can be used so many different purposes. A great place to rest your coffee, or beer!
You can spend a long time sitting in one without feeling achy. The reason for this is the angles of the seat and backrest. A good Adirondack chair spreads your weight evenly throughout your back and upper legs as you lean back at an angle. It is much more comfortable than sitting perfectly upright, which would put all your weight on your rear end and lower spine.
Mosarte’s range of Adirondack Chairs are UV resistant, durable, made in Italy and have a five year warranty. They are available in a rainbow of colours to add visual interest and impact to your outdoor space – Choose from Pink, Lime, Taupe, Orange, Aqua and White. View the range by clicking here.