Re-inventing the Adirondack chair

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 21 December 2008

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Named for the Adirondack Mountains in New York where it was invented, these outdoor chair is made from slatted wood with wide armrests ideal for resting drinks. A traditional Adirondack has a seat that slopes down in the back, presumably to make it more comfortable while sitting on hillsides. The original Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903 while he was vacationing at his Summer home. Andrew Stanley & Jeff Gerlach, two design students at Syracuse University / NY ), are working with found objects and spontaneous design solutions. Today they sent us the Re-invention of  Adirondack chair. According to their words, their chair is a modern and sustainable take on the classic Adirondack chair. All that is required is the rearranging of some nails.

"when we don't have much, we make much more of what we have / now we urge you to go show your public worth." designers quotation.



  • friend
    zuy | 2008-12-21 11:30:17

    In design students must know typology of furniture and develop a storytelling coherent with the drawing... It's here more a wood beach chair than a "re-invention"( too much) of Adirondack chair ...

  • friend
    zuy | 2008-12-21 11:37:46

    we need only wikimedia , not a long design research: "The original Adirondack chair was made with eleven pieces of wood, cut from a single board. It had a straight back and seat, which were set at a slant to sit better on the steep mountain inclines of the area. It also featured wide armrests which became a hallmark of the Adirondack Chair."

  • friend
    dizi izle | 2009-10-18 13:46:12

    I love the article. I live away from New England now but an Adirondac chair always makes me feel at home. My first major woodworking project (I was 12, a long time ago) was making one for my Mom. She had it for years. Good memories are made in these chairs.

  • friend
    mynet sohbet | 2010-05-12 21:25:19

    thanks for article admin. nice job

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