Just when I thought I had seen it all in the world of multifunctional highchairs, here’s one that truly stretches the convertible factor. The Bambini Chair flips over on its front to become a fab rocking horse for toddlers and back up again, (minus baby set) to become a chair for older children and adults.
Designed in Japan by Toshimitsu Sasaki, who founded design house Sdi Fantasia, he was the only furniture designer to be funded by the Japanese goverment and sadly for the design world, has passed away. His legacy lives on in his stunning work, and the Bambini’s beauty and versatility is a testament to an awesome talent.
It is easily adjusted for anyone who wants to be seated, whether baby, child or adult, and the built-in novelty of a ride on rocker just can’t be equalled. It’s manufactured from maple with urethane coating for easy cleaning, and the base comes in many colours including red, white, blue, green, tea and mud.
The highchair attachment is an optional extra if you choose to use the chair when your baby begins solid.
The Bambini can be ordered for US$449 plus shipping, from Kilian Nakamura, or ’Japan Trend Shop’ as they are otherwise known. They ship internationally and stock some pretty amazing gadgets.