Peter Opsvik. “Maxi” set including Tripp Trapp chair. 1972
Peter Opsvik designed the adjustable Tripp Trapp chair after watching his son, Thor — too big for a high chair but too small for an adult chair — struggle for a place at the family dining table; as part of the design process he produced oversize versions of the Tripp Trapp and a standard table and chair to help his team empathize with an average three-year-old child. More than seven million Tripp Trapp chairs have since been sold.
Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild
Watch Aidan O’Connor and Peter Opsvik introduce the chair:

Peter Opsvik. “Maxi” set including Tripp Trapp chair. 1972

Peter Opsvik designed the adjustable Tripp Trapp chair after watching his son, Thor — too big for a high chair but too small for an adult chair — struggle for a place at the family dining table; as part of the design process he produced oversize versions of the Tripp Trapp and a standard table and chair to help his team empathize with an average three-year-old child. More than seven million Tripp Trapp chairs have since been sold.

Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild

Watch Aidan O’Connor and Peter Opsvik introduce the chair:

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