My everyday design
Snorre’s high chair
DESIGN IS A PART OF OUR EVERYDAY LIFE. COFFEE CUPS, RAIN COATS, BAGS, LAMPS, HEIRLOOMS. DESIGN IS THE THINGS WE LIVE WITH AND LIVE IN.
For Anne, it’s her son Snorre’s highchair by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel. Snorre really likes his chair, and it was a real game changer in the family. Suddenly dinner time was a nice time, which Snorre could also be part of. They often bring the chair to the kitchen while preparing a meal, so Snorre can see what his parents are doing. Anne believes that the Ditzel highchair is perfect for her home and her family – and it’s beautiful to look at too.
What is a good piece of children’s’ furniture? This was the question that 36-year-old Anne asked herself a lot while she was pregnant with her son, Snorre. During her pregnancy, she stumbled upon the high chair ‘model 115’, developed for her own children in 1955 by the Danish designer, Nanna Ditzel. Anne hadn’t seen the chair before, but she immediately liked it. She liked that it is made from wood, and not from plastic, like so many things for children. She also liked that the chair isn’t a true classic, like the brown Trip-Trap chairs of her childhood.
Nanna Ditzel’s chair looks good in Anne’s home, and Anne believes it has all the qualities you need in a high chair. It’s pretty, has good stability, it is adjustable and can be cleaned over and over again. The chair was also a game changer in the everyday life of the family of three. Finally, Snorre could sit at the table with his parents and eat dinner. When Anne and her husband are preparing dinner, they move the Ditzel chair into the kitchen, so Snorre can be part of the activities.