I saw The Happy Hippo Highchair (pictured left) a month ago and thought it resembled the Stokke Tripp Trapp(pictured right), but it wasn’t until I put them side by side that I realized they are almost exactly the same. Specification comparison below.
Stokke designer Peter Opsvik created the Tripp Trapp in the 70’s, after seeing how uncomfortable his son, Tor, was after he outgrew the traditional high chair. The tot’s feet dangled awkwardly and his arms were unable to reach the table: he simply couldn’t get comfortable.
The Happy Hippo, which was introduced to the market last year, has many of the same features as the Stokke. The only differences between the two chairs are the color choices, chair weight(1lb) and price. This chair is about $80 cheaper than it’s designer counterpart.