(Some products shown are European without harness and leg extensions)

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Include the Entire Family in Meal Time Right from the Start

Europeans have included their children in family meal time from the very beginning. They should not be isolated from the rest of the family in a high chair with a tray. Mealtimes become more relaxed and children find it easier to concentrate on the activities taking place around the table if they are comfortable. By including young children at the dinner table they learn manners, language and socialization skills. In order for the child to sit comfortably at the table you have to bring the child up to the table and equally important, "bring the floor up" to the child's feet.

Peter Opsvik has more than 40 years of experience designing chairs for children, as well as adults. Nomi's design is based on his philosophy that children need a safe and stable platform from which to move while they sit. Nomi's footrest, together with the seat and backrest, provide support in many different positions, so that the child can sit actively with free mobility-thus encouraging the child's development. Your child's motor skills are constantly evolving and Nomi evolves with them. Nomi provides support for every stage of your child's development-from newborn to teenager. This is the Nomi Concept.



From Newborn to Teenager

Nomi Baby (Newborn - approx. 6 Months):

Nomi Baby is designed to provide your baby with a soft and cozy spot at the center of the family.  It allows you to bring your newborn up to the table right from birth, lifting them off of the floor-away from dust and pets, which allows them to be included in family bonding time right from the start. The raised height is ideal for "talking", playing, interacting and keeping good eye contact with your baby. Nomi Baby is easy to move around the house, wherever you need an extra hand-and it seamlessly adjusts between almost horizontal and more upright positions to match the changing needs of your baby. 

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Nomi High Chair (Approx. 6 month - 2 years):

When your child is around 6 months old, or able to sit up on their own, it's time to transition to the Nomi High Chair. Simply replace Nomi Baby with the backrest, seat with restraint, back and footrest and you now have the Nomi High Chair. The Nomi High Chair will provide support and freedom to move - the best foundation for developing your child's motor skills. The Nomi High Chair is EASY TO CLEAN which is one of the top requirements for parents when looking for a high chair! Its sleek design doesn't trap food and Nomi is lightweight which makes cleaning a breeze - you can even hang it on the table edge to clean the floor underneath.

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Nomi Chair (Around 2 years - Teenager+)

When your toddler is around two years old and able to climb up and down from the chair on their own, it's time to remove the restraint and harness. In the beginning you may need to offer a little help getting up and down. After a while your child will be able to use the Nomi Chair without your help. The Nomi Chair is designed to stimulate movement and the seamless adjustment helps provide safe support as they grow. Movement strengthens your child's motor skills and learning capacity - and prevents passive sitting habits in the future. No more dangling feet. No need for a booster seat.

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Active Sitting

Children need to move, especially when they sit. This is why a good high chair offers the child support as well as freedom to move - both while sitting at the table and climbing in and out of the chair.

Nomi was developed from an ambition to create the world's best seating solution from newborn to the teenage years and beyond, in terms of both form and function. Nomi seamlessly adjusts without tools and will evolve with your child's changing needs for support at the family table. The soft, organic contours are pleasing to the eye and invite the child to stay active in many different sitting positions.  


All three configurations pictured: Nomi Baby, Nomi High Chair, Nomi Chair.

Nomi Baby: At the Center of the Family

Nomi Baby is designed to provide your baby with an ergonomic and cozy spot at the center of the family. Being at table height is ideal for "talking", playing, and interacting with your baby.   

Nomi Baby is also easy to move around the house, wherever you need an extra hand-and seamlessly adjusts between an almost horizontal positon for your newborn and more upright positions as your baby grows. Your baby's head remains stable while the seat allows a gentle bounce. Nomi Baby's supportive design creates a comfy nest for your new baby.

When your baby has grown a little stronger, you can begin to use a more upright position to allow for better eye contact at the family table.  If your little one falls asleep, Nomi Baby can easily be adjusted to an almost horizontal position with just a quick turn of the knob. Nomi Baby is not intended for extended periods of sleep. 


Almost Horizontal Position


Reclined Position


Nomi Baby

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 Nomi Baby Colors


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Reversible Gray/Sand Reversible Blue/Sand Reversible Pink/Sand


Nomi Baby comes with a reversible OEKO-TEX® cushion and harness which attaches to the stem of the Nomi High Chair. Choose between three fabric colors and four Nomi Baby Base colors to match your Nomi High Chair color.

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Nomi High Chair: Next Generation High Chair

The Nomi High Chair is the core of the Nomi concept. It will fit your child from approximately 6 to 24 months and then into the teenage years as the Nomi Chair.

Around 24 months, when your child can climb in and out of the Nomi High Chair without help, remove the crotch restraint and the harness and it has now become the Nomi Chair.

The Nomi Chair, without the crotch restraint and harness, is also available separately for children 2 years and older. 


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The wooden stem provides strength, durability and flexibility to the Nomi. The unique shape ensures that the sitting height and depth are always perfectly matched to your child when you adjust the height of the seat and footrest.

The stem is made from wood harvested from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests. The unique design of the multi-layer steam-bent veneer provides maximum strength and flexibility.

The stems are natural products and each stem is unique in its marks and character, depending on where the tree has grown and how old it is. As with all natural wood products, there may be variations in color and character from one stem to another, especially over time. 


White Oak
Oak Veneer with Beech Core



Black Oak
Oak Veneer with Beech Core



Premium Oak
Oak Veneer with Oak Core



Premium Walnut
Walnut Veneer with Walnut Core

The stem is available in different types of wood and colors. The difference is purely visual; durability and performance are exactly the same in all options.

Basic stem: A core of steam-bent beech veneer with top layers of oak veneer. Treated with white oil or black varnish.

Premium stem: Core and top layer made from either: Steam-bent oak veneer or Steam-bent walnut veneer. Both treated with natural oil. 


Nomi easily adjusts, seamlessly and without tools, to meet the changing needs of your newborn all the way to being a teenager.

You can adjust the seat and footrest by turning a knob, which is easily loosened and tightened by hand. This means that you can quickly adjust Nomi to match the changing needs of your child-or to fit visiting children or grandchildren of varying ages. The tapered shape of the stem provides added safety as it prevents the seat and footrest from sliding, in case you forget to tighten the knob completely.

Nomi should be adjusted to match the height of your child and the table. Start by positioning the seat so that your child's elbows are at table top level; then adjust the footrest so that the thighs are level and the feet are resting flat with lower legs at a 90 degree angle. The unique design of the stem ensures that the depth of the seat and footrest are always correct.

Bring the child up to the table and the floor up to the child's feet with the footrest. A solid footrest is the foundation for all movement and healthy motor development.






Nomi will be part of your home for many years, so it should match your style. Combine your own choice of wood finish and chair color to complement your home's décor and personal style.

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Nomi Chair: The Chair After the High Chair

The cure for fidgeting! When sitting on either a booster seat or an adult chair with dangling feet, children get fidgety and uncomfortable, making it hard for them to focus on their meal. Sitting on their knees cuts off their circulation and makes them uncomfortable and fidgety. 

You probably didn't even know your child was so uncomfortable at meal time! This is actually a long term problem as your child cannot sit comfortably in an adult chair until they are at least 10 years old. This means they have to suffer through up to 8,000 meals being uncomfortable. 

The Nomi Chair brings your child up to the table and the floor up to their feet, so they are always comfortable, like you are in a regular adult-sized chair.

Ready to grow

Your child's motor skills are constantly evolving-and the results are greater competencies and independence. Nomi provides perfect support for every stage of your child's development as they grow up. Not just for meals, it's also perfect for all kinds of activities, homework, crafts, coloring, games, or just spending time with family.



Nomi will be part of your home for many years, so it should match your style. Combine your own choice of wood finish and chair color to complement your home's décor and personal style.

Click Here to Customize Your Nomi Chair

High Chair Accessories

Tray by Evomove

The Nomi High Chair is designed to be used directly at the dining table, so your child can join family meal time right from the beginning. However, in certain situations, a tray can be a valuable accessory.

The Tray easily attaches on the Nomi High Chair by sliding onto the Restraint until you hear a clicking sound. It is made from high quality food grade plastic and is dishwasher safe and entirely free from harmful substances. The Tray by Evomove is available in White, Black, Coffee and Gray.


 Tray with different Colors

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Nomi Cushions

You can add a comfortable, machine-washable OEKO-TEX® cushion to your Nomi High Chair, available in three reversible colors: Dark Gray/Sand, Pale Blue/Sand and Pale Pink/Sand.

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Reversible Gray/Sand Reversible Blue/Sand Reversible Pink/Sand


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Safety Tested

Nomi has been tested and approved according to the latest US, Canadian, and European Safety Standards. Nomi is also JPMA certified.

  • Nomi's wide legs provide excellent stability
  • The wheels on the rear legs minimize the risk of tipping when your child pushes back away from the table
  • The shape of the wooden stem ensures that the seat and footrest stay in place, even if you forget to fully tighten the adjustment knobs
  • Durability and weight load have been tested for adult chair standards and is approved up to 330 lbs.


Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable

The wood used in the stem complies with the International Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Standards for sustainable forestry. All plastic parts are made of recyclable plastic, free from parabens and phthalates. The fabric cushions have been tested and approved by the OEKO-TEX® Standard - the world's leading health certification standard for textiles. None of our materials release harmful substances.



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The Designer

Nomi, Designed by Peter Opsvik






Nomi was designed by world-renowned Norwegian designer, Peter Opsvik, who has spent his entire career studying what he calls 'active sitting.' None of us sit still - especially children - so how do we accommodate this need for movement while sitting? His philosophy is that children need a stable platform from which to move, so the child will sit actively and varied, while staying seated. 

When Peter Opsvik is joined by his grandchildren he often uses the floor as a playground, providing lots of space for play and movement. This also characterizes the designer's chairs. For decades his chairs have inspired people all over the world, children as well as adults, to move and remain active while sitting. Peter Opsvik is convinced that people need the option to vary their positions and be active while they sit, which is the same philosophy he incorporated in Nomi's design.






Throughout his career, Peter Opsvik has won numerous prestigious awards including the Internationally recognized Design Prize: Red Dot Award, Best of the Best for Nomi in 2014.

The jury's motivations:

"In the world of children's furniture, Nomi is an exception. The simplicity and aesthetic appeal of this high chair is impressive. It demonstrates a completely new use of form, free of the usual clichés of shape. Based on a well thought-out functional concept, this chair is easy to adjust and grows along with the children. In addition to its thorough flexibility it also offers a high level of safety."





Peter Opsvik has designed Nomi-and numerous other classic chairs that are currently used in offices, living rooms and classrooms around the world. During the past decade, he has received several Nordic and International design awards for his seating solutions for children and adults. More than anyone, Opsvik has reflected upon the way humans sit so we can better unite our sitting lifestyle with our active bodies.

Adults need chairs that move in order to inspire movement and different sitting positions. Children on the other hand, need stable chairs. Peter Opsvik compares children with rubber balls-a rubber ball bounces better from a firm foundation.

Nomi is the result of more than 40 years of work with children's chairs. Peter Opsvik has designed Nomi from the philosophy that children need a stable platform from which to move, a platform that inspires many different positions, so the child will sit actively and varied. 

Peter Opsvik (1939) graduated as industrial designer from Bergen National Academy of Arts and Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole in Norway. Since 1970 he has been working as a freelance designer in Oslo.

As a furniture maker he is very conscious about our planet. His designs are developed with love and respect for the surrounding world. It is important to him to reduce the footprint left on the environment. Opsvik is also involved in the establishment and running of "Design Without Borders" - an organization where designers use their skills to find new solutions for developing countries and crisis areas.

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 Other Peter Opsvik Chair Designs



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1972 Stokke

Variable balans
1979 Varier

Håg Capisco
1984 HÅG

Håg Capisco Puls
2010 HÅG

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Customize Your Nomi

Both the Nomi High Chair and the Nomi Chair are available in 28 combinations to fit any décor: 4 wooden stem options (White Oak, Black Oak, Premium Natural Oak and Premium Natural Walnut) and 7 chair color variations (White, Black, Lime, Ocean, Gray, Coffee and Pale Pink).

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