Tripp Trapp

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Tripp Trapp is an adjustable wooden high chair for children. It was developed by the Norwegian furniture designer Peter Opsvik for the company Stokke AS.[1][2] Launched in 1972, over time it became a best-selling item.[3] Peter Opsvik is also the designer, in cooperation with Hans Christian Mengshoel, of the original Balans kneeling chair.[3]

Development history[edit]

Peter Opsvik noticed that his son Tor had no chair that could position him at the correct height at the family dinner table and enable him to participate with the rest of the family. He then developed a chair that was adjustable and changed with the size of his son as he grew bigger.[4]

Tripp Trapp did not sell well in the beginning, but a news segment on Norwegian television in 1974 sparked an interest that has gained strength over the years. By 2007 Tripp Trapp had sold more than 6 million chairs.

Product characteristics[edit]

Tripp Trapp has a seat and footrest that can be adjusted in both height and depth. Thus the chair can be adapted as the child grows. Additionally the chair is correctly spaced and so stable that even a young toddler can climb up into the chair safely by themselves. The Tripp Trapp high chair is made from beechwood.


  1. ^ Bruce, Margaret; J. R. Bessant (2002). Design in Business. Financial Times / Prentice Hall. p. 30. ISBN 0273643746. 
  2. ^ Crainer, Stuart; Des Dearlove (2004). Financial Times Handbook of Management: The State of the Art. Financial Times / Prentice Hall. p. 272. ISBN 0273675842. 
  3. ^ a b Fiell, Charlotte J.; Fiell, Peter (2002). Scandinavian Design. Taschen. pp. 490–491. ISBN 978-3822858820. 
  4. ^ Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)