Since its creation in 1972 by designer Peter Opsvik, The Tripp Trapp chair has been a dinner table icon. At the time there were few options for children’s seating at the table, and none that would last as long or adapt as well with your child as they grow. In fact there are few now that can. Conceived after watching his child struggle to find a comfortable position at the table , Peter Opsvik’s design creates a fully customizable, yet amazingly simple solution. Originally the chair provided only an adjustable seat and foot rest. While this was enough to accommodate toddlers through adults, the chair did not suit children much smaller than toddlers. Since then many accessories and attachments have been added (baby set, table top, cushions, and a five-point harness) making the chair useful for any person six months to adult and up to 300 lbs.
Assembly of the chair is very easy (no power tools needed), and the extra attachments are not complicated to figure out. The foot rest and seat can be adjusted to six different combinations of height and depth, and will help support good posture (the flat footrest mimics putting feet flat on the ground). With its relatively small H-shape footprint, the chair takes up less room than other more common high chairs and is less awkward to move. The angled profile will allow the child to sit at the actual table interacting with everyone (making everything from meal times to game nights a little less frustrating). When dinner is over the chair can be pushed in like a traditional chair to clear the space around the table, or turned around and used as a step stool to the sink for little dish-washing helpers. The Tripp Trapp is made harvested beech wood, a strong and resilient material, so it will last for generations. No corrosion, no warping, easy to clean and no covers to wash. Available in 14 colors including several wood tones, so you will have plenty of options to chose from.
Pros: Durable, simple & iconic design, easy to assemble, sits at table height and can be pushed in, extremely adjustable, easy to clean, several colors, available 5-point harness, stable, supports up to 300 lbs , passes US baby equipment standards and is certified by JPMA, made from sustainable materials, you will own this chair for a lifetime.
Cons: slightly more expensive than other common high chairs (but arguably with a much higher value)