After being showcased at MoMA in New York in 2012, Look Further, the communication agency of Stokke in France, decided to present the iconic Tripp Trapp® high chair at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 30 May to 5 June 2016: an opportunity to look back on its creation in 1972 and on its design concept for children's well-being. As well as the chance to experience the emblematic vision of the Norwegian Stokke® brand.
In 1972 the Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik revolutionised children's furniture: for the first time, the design of a high chair was first and foremost guided by the well-being of the infants using it. What supports do they need for their feet and legs? How do they use a spoon? Where do they put their elbows? The result was Tripp Trapp®, the ingeniously designed high chair from Stokke® that grows with the child and adapts to each stage in their development up to adulthood. By enabling the child to take part fully in family mealtimes, it encourages the bond between the baby and their family from birth.
The 'TRIPP TRAPP®: GRANDIR ENSEMBLE (growing up together)' exhibition offers the chance to experiment and understand this revolution from a child's viewpoint, inviting the public to put themselves in a child's shoes.
It is this unique and overriding attention to the child's development that explains the global success of Tripp Trapp® for over 40 years now and which continues to form the basis of the Stokke® brand mission: imagine and design furniture and equipment in the best interests of the child.
The 'TRIPP TRAPP®: GRANDIR ENSEMBLE' exhibition offers the chance to experiment and understand this revolution from a child's viewpoint, inviting the public to put themselves in a child's shoes by sitting in a giant version of the chair and tracing the origins of its concept and history.
After being showcased at MoMA in New York in 2012 as an introduction to the exhibition entitled 'Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000', Parisians will be able to discover the Tripp Trapp® from 30 May to 5 June 2016 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, an exhibition proposed as part of the D'Days design Festival on the theme of 'R/Evolution'.