4.11.2005

The Mozzee "Nest" high chair:



I wasn't planning to post baby stuff here for quite a while. Not until there was at least an embryo. But we've been deciding on what to buy for a baby (and occasionally actually buying the items) for a couple years now because it's difficult to find things that we both adore equally. A couple years ago while in Europe we found Stokke's Kinderzeat and it was what we've assumed we would get once there's a baby that sits up and eats. It was perfect because it's a simple chair that can be adapted as the kid gets bigger. Ingenious.

However, last night Bri mentioned a post about high chairs on a cool blog I stumbled upon recently called Daddy Types . I came across this one by the Australian company Mozzee, which I had actually seen in Dwell maybe about six months ago. I wrote it off then because it didn't seem to convert to a chair that could be used by older kids. But I was wrong. It can be used until the kid is 6 years old. And it comes in black so it would look great in our dining/living room. I think we might be lugging this back from Europe this summer.

4 comments:

Bill Norris said...

Very Eames. You migth be better off shipping it back--given that you'll have about nine months, min. before you need the chair, you can probably go with a slow shipping service, no? Or find a way to bill the shipping to Time, Inc. I'm sure you could do a story about baby chairs in the magazine.

ms.bri said...

Uh-huh. Wrong. Wrong wrong and wrong again bucko. Perhaps, as you so frequently do, you have failed to notice the price tag on that chair. I only mentioned that damn Daddy Types post because I was so happy to see a highchair-that-turns-into-a-chair that was under $200. THAT was the one I was saying we would get. If only I had remembered that this thing was on there... curses.

Sally d said...

Way to go Bill! As the designer of Nest I can safely say that if Wes publishes my Nest in a mag and visits me at ICFF in New York in May I can wangle him a black Nest...DONT let Stokke win!!
Look at it this way - Stokke has been around 30 years...I designed Nest in 2000 so the extra $$$ reflects the newness of the product and trickiness of manufacture- the next generation will get a better deal. You could view the extra dollars as a philanthropic gesture to small Aussie designer battling the manufacturing giants.....

meidsness said...

I have to agree that the NEST is the best there is. And as of next month they will be available at a few US retailers.