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GCI Outdoor was formed in 1996 after the birth of its first product the Everywhere Chair. Two years earlier, founder Dan Grace recognized the need for outdoor chairs to adjust to sloping terrain. Utilizing his engineering background, Grace tinkered with old lawn and beach chairs on his way to inventing a strap and buckle system that allows hillside adjustment. Thus, the Everywhere Chair was born. The first of its kind, it has since taken the outdoor chair market by storm.