Celebrating 50 years | Tripp Trapp® High Chair - Stokke Australia

We are thrilled to be celebrating our Tripp Trapp® 50th Anniversary this month!

And what a journey it has been!

For 50 years, our ergonomically designed Tripp Trapp® Highchair has been part of people homes and has grown with millions of children around the world, thanks to Peter Opsvik who was the visionary behind this iconic chair! 

Soon becoming one of Scandinavia's most recognisable designs, the legendary Norwegianchairisa perennial best seller with over 13 million chairs having been soldin more than 80 countries.  

50 years ago, when Opsvik’s son, Tor, was 2 years old he discovered that Tor had outgrown his highchair and could not find one which allowed Tor to sit comfortably at table height with the rest of the family.

From this observation, Opsvik changed the way we look at children's seating by creating a chair that would truly give children of all ages a comfortable, ergonomic seat at the table. Tripp Trapp® was invented. 


How has this design endured the past five decades? 

Though times have changed, the mystery of being a new parent has not. By sitting together at the table with their families, children have been able to connect with the people that care about them most.

It is this connection that allows parent and child to get close, communicate and figure it out together. 

Today, as then, the adjustable design allows freedom of movement with both depth- and height adjustable seat- and footplates. When adjusted correctly, your child is ensured a correct seating position at any age.

Having children sit together with the rest of the family promotes bonding between parent and child, which ensures healthy early development in areas such as motor skills and language.   

We have heard many who have passed down the Tripp Trapp® to the next generation – indeed, a prized possession with its timeless design. No wonder it is the most popular and sought-after highchair!  

The Tripp Trapp® is not just a hand-me-down highchair. It is well loved as a piece of art for style lovers and those who are house proud.

This iconic highchair regularly appears in International Media - its innovative looks and function secures a prominent position in interior design and art exhibitions in museums, such as MoMa in New York and the Victorian & Albert Museum in London; even being spotted in homes of many Hollywood Celebrities. 

Over the years, the Tripp Trapp®’s award-winning design has amassed star achievements, to name a few such as, The German Design Award - Gold in 2020 as the “best highchair” by the National Parenting Products Awards and has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s top 100 greatest designs of modern times. 

50 years on since this beautiful design story began, Stokke has grown from being the best highchair brand to being the baby furniture and nursery brand of choice by many. Today, Stokke’s offering extends into fashionable strollers, baby carriers, kids travel essentials, home textiles and nursery. 

Owned and operated by 3 generations of Stokke Family, we are not only celebrating the incredible achievements over the years, but celebrating the values, legacy and heritage that continues to live on through this beautiful product. 

Giving children a seat at the table since 1972.”