culdesac: ovo high chair for micuna
culdesac: ovo high chair for micuna culdesac: ovo high chair for micuna
sep 27, 2011

culdesac: ovo high chair for micuna

‘ovo high chair’ by culdesac for micuna image courtesy of culdesac

valencia-based design studio culdesac has developed the ‘ovo high chair’ for spanish children’s furniture brand micuna. with their design, culdesac wanted to make sure the chair was an object which would translate well into the contemporary living spaces of today. made from polypropylene with wooden legs and details, besides its aesthetic compatibility, the high chair also reaches functional demands and includes washable fabric, baby reins, an adjustable tray and footrest. the ‘ovo high chair’ was presented during valencia design week 2011 at micuna’s showroom.

side view image courtesy of culdesac

‘ovo’ high chair with cushion image courtesy of culdesac

the ‘ovo’ high chair has been presented at the micuna showroom during valencia design week 2011 image © designboom

the ‘ovo’ high chair individual components image © designboom

‘ovo’ chair with lower basket storage image © designboom

left to right: alberto martinez and pepe garcia – founders of culdesac at their studio image © designboom

designboom visited the culdesac studio in valencia and met with founders pepe garcia and alberto martinez during valencia design week 2011.

  • Excellent work.

    It’s too bad there is no an extra tray, more like a square shaped one thar runs along the front rack.

    Although, I suppose that circular tray and its excentric position (for the picture) is part of the beauty of the chair.

    Fernando says:
  • Pretty nice form, can’t help but wonder how it would look after my three children had used it for several years, I think too much weight has been given to the aesthetic (in the aesthetic vs durability argument, that tray for example, would last about two minutes if there was an older sibling that likes to swing off things!

    Matt says:
  • wich program do that perfect render? 🙂

    Joan says:
  • I really like the aesthetics of this chair and the fact that it is modular, so a longer product use cycle.

    @Joan; I do not think that it is a render, but a picture of a real model/prototype.

    Mixel says:
  • @Joan you so wroooong

    tt says:
  • It’s an Jaime Hayon’s work?!
    too influneced..

    hola says:
  • this is too good to be jaime,s

    betsi says:
  • @ hola, I see more of a Grcic influence than Haydon’s in this work, nonetheless, this is quite well executed but I wish the tray would be positioned in front and its form more related to the way toddlers interact with high chairs.

    DsgnCrit says:
  • its horrible!!!

    O says:
  • I think it´s Hayon´s influence too

    Jose says:
  • Sooooo…. how do you get this lovely highchair (if I can even say that about a highchair??!)??

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

    Meggy says:
  • Yes, would love to know where to find it.

    Caroline says:
  • I’d like to see this chair after a year in use – I reckon it would be knackered. Also why do designers design children’s chairs to be little versions of adults chairs? This strategy usually, as in this case, ends up with the results being ridiculous.

    Roger says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
489,366 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample