The OXO Tot Sprout Chair designed by Smart Design has been selected by the judges for a "best of the best" from red dot. With Smart Design as its original design partner, OXO launched its first set of kitchen tools in 1990 to great acclaim. Considered the first commercial application of Universal Design, the products are considered iconic designs that are now part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art and others around the world. Through this design partnership, the OXO brand has branched into every room of the home and beyond. OXO products are designed to make everyday living easier for the widest possible spectrum of users.
The latest expansion is OXO Tot, an exciting new line of baby and toddler products that grow with children through their various stages of development and are designed to meet the needs of both kids and parents. "OXO products offer real benefits to the widest age range possible-and, now we have successfully expanded Universal Design to the youngest generation," said Davin Stowell, CEO and founder of Smart Design.
Many common high chairs are designed with a particular age group in mind. The design tends to be rigid and inflexible. For OXO's new Tot brand, Smart Design conceived their new chair from a Universal Design perspective to provide a solution to the widest range of children possible. The OXO Tot Sprout Chair is designed as an extended use chair that grows with your child and her developmental stages, from 6 months to 5 years.
"Based on extensive interviews and observations with parents, our design team uncovered the most meaningful ways to improve the high-chair experience. This chair was designed to have lasting value for people and eliminates the need for additional chairs as a child grows," explained Stowell.