The Shady Breeze folding chair was born when a 9-year old girl saw her dad was really hot and uncomfortable while watching her and her teammates play in a soccer game.  Maddy's question about the chair not having  a roof or fan created that "Flash of Genius" which was all that was needed and The Shady Breeze was born.  The Shady Breeze folding fan chair went from an idea to the design board, to a prototype and finally  to a fully functional early release version.  Jarett Minkoff and Barry Freedman burned the midnight oil creating the first version of The Shady Breeze folding chair. See the concept video of how this product came to reality: