Hatiban is a strong and sturdy high chair with a fun and friendly visage, no food traps and is suitable for babies from 6 months to 4 years old. The chair comes complete with a 5 point harness and the foot ledge that can be adjusted as your child grows. The seat and back cushions are contoured for comfort, to promote good posture for eating. The cushion can also be removed for washing.
Alex Swain, designer
Playing supports cognitive and social development
I'm a designer and a new dad, which means I'm particularly sensitive to the fact that high chair design is very ordinary. My wife is a primary school teacher and knows that play actively promotes the social and cognitive development of children. Play allows young children to hone their attention spans and to learn to focus on specific tasks, such as eating. When they are at play, children strengthen their motor skills and hand-eye coordination. After discovering this, I wanted to design something that turned meal times into an adventure—a stimulation of the senses. Let me introduce Hatiban, the world's first high chair designed to inspire children at meal times.By sparking a child's imagination, this high chair design aims to get children interested in meal times. Additionally, I want parents to like the design in their kitchen - after all, we all spend time styling our homes; a high chair design should look good too.
Strength, cleanliness and stability
I started the project by researching other high chairs on the market and defining the best features available. I then made various prototypes and tested the ideas with parents. The frame has been designed to weigh under 10 kg and the plastic glides on the legs, letting the high chair move around your kitchen with ease.
The table position can be moved forward and backward. You can actually remove the table completely from the frame when your child is older! There is also a removable plastic tray that clips onto the table. This high chair is made from FSC Birch, a sustainable material that can be recycled at the end of it's life. The wooden frame is coated with a matte varnish, allowing you to clean dirty fingerprints and stains with ease.
It comes complete with a 5 point harness and the foot ledge can be adjusted as your child grows. The seat and back cushions are contoured for comfort, to promote good posture for eating. The cushion can also be removed for washing. Hatiban is a strong and sturdy high chair, with no food traps and is suitable for babies from 6 months to 4 years old.
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