06. 26. 2006
Boon Flair high chair
Boon, well-known maker of the Frog Pod and other less ubiquitous items (for now) such as the Potty Bench and Flo have expanded beyond the bathroom (and their usual color palette of white and green) and into dining with the introduction of Flair, their revolutionary highchair. This highchair looks like no other on the market right now, but it looks like much of the inspiration for the Flair comes from chairs at the hair salon, with the pneumatic lift for height adjustment, well...it really does resemble one! Kind of like how the Stokke Xplory Stroller looks like a stroller seat on top of an office chair base (and I'm not surprised that the stroller never really took off here as anticipated - that thing is just ugly, in my opinion).
Anyway...getting back to the Flair...along with the pneumatic lift (which is controlled by that orange button at the base), the chair features a chemical resistent, waterproof seat pad that removes for easy cleaning, 5 pt. harness, and multi-position tray. When your baby is old enough, just remove the tray and wheel the kid right up to the table. Unlike the wide-leg base of most highchairs, the stainless steel pedestal base should fit nicely under a table.
The Flair carries a hefty price ($399 for the model above - what were they thinking???) and $199 for a chair that's frosted translucent plastic with white pad. The Boon site says the highchair will be available in December, but Modern Tots is taking pre-orders and claims that the chair will be available in October.