Henry IV was the name of an English king, a French king and even a Holy Roman Emperor in Germany. It’s also the name of the world’s most expensive high chair and, considering the chair’s German creators, was probably named after the latter king.
Sibi, the brand name used by interior architect Wolfgang Sirch of the Sirch Company and sculptor Christoph Bitzer, began producing items for children in 2000. Previously, the Sirch Company dealt only in industrial shipping pallets. Under the Sibi brand, the Sirch-Bitzer team has produced a doll house, push car, trailer and, of course, the Henry IV Convertible High Chair.
The most expensive high chair in the world has all of the standard features of a high chair—a tray, straps and a cushion—but it also has a few tricks that you won’t see in many other high chairs. For starters, the chair is made of laminated and varnished birch, as well as powder-coated steel. The seat swivels so that you can easily change the direction your child is facing. The most remarkable feature, however, is that the seat converts to a children’s chair suitable for a child of up to fifteen years of age. The high quality materials used to make the chair may even ensure that it survives for that long!
This luxury high chair is made in Germany and can be purchased for $1,350 from babygeared, an online retailer specializing in children’s items.