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1. The Adirondack chair, better known as the Muskoka chair in Canada, was probably designed by Irving Wolpin in the 1930s. However, a similar chair, often seen as a precursor to the modern Adirondack, was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903 while visiting which geographical feature in upstate New York?
2. The X-chair is so called because of its X-shaped frame. It is a folding chair that was popular in Renaissance Europe. The X-chair has several alternate names, one of which comes from a controversial Florentine friar; which of the following would that be?
3. The No. 14 is the best-known chair made by the Austrian furniture company Thonet. It has been heralded as a design classic, a view shared by which Swiss/French architect who said, 'Never was a better and more elegant design and a more precisely crafted and practical item created', when describing the No. 14?
4. Mrs. Patrick Campbell, a celebrated Edwardian actress, famously described wedlock as 'the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly burly' of what piece of furniture?
5. Which collapsible chair, usually made of wood with a single strip of fabric for the seat and backrest, has caused many fingers to become trapped when trying to erect it at the beach?
6. John F. Kennedy was so fond of this chair he even had one installed on Air Force One. What chair with a soothing motion is this?
7. Which chair, although German in origin, is known by the name of the city in which it was first exhibited?
8. The Morris chair is an early example of the now commonplace reclining chair. Despite the fairly plain appearance of the chair, it is referred to in several early 20th century songs with romantic insinuations. One example of this is in a cover of the Irving Berlin song 'You'd Be Surprised' by which actress and singer?
9. Most people know about Little Miss Muffet and how she sat on a tuffet. Fewer people might know just what a tuffet is! It's a footstool covered with a fabric, so that none of its legs are seen. It is a common feature in various styles of decoration, such as baroque. Also known as a 'hassock' or a 'pouffe', it is also generally known by which name when it is large enough to have storage space inside?
10. This chair was designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s as part of a commission for the Radisson Blu Royal hotel in Copenhagen. It is thought to have been inspired by the 'womb chair' designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. With which foodstuff does it share its name?
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