Your Highness

Küster’s new K2 chair has an easy, retro look. But how does this British brand’s seat stand up to the scrutiny of our magazine’s parent staffers?

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Julie Suratt, mother of twins Emmett and Phineas, 2
I have two behemoth highchairs taking up half my kitchen. Small is glorious! I’m wary of the wooden tray [not pictured]—you’d have to make sure your baby isn’t going to topple over as you wrestle it on—but I love that the overlay snaps off for the dishwasher.

Rachel Levitt, mother of Samara, 7
Americans treat their babies like Fabergé eggs—their highchairs are like overstuffed SUVs—whereas Europeans treat kids like human beings. I’d buy this in a heartbeat. It’s streamlined and modern, and the mechanics are obvious.

James Burnett, father of Henry, 2
Speaking as someone who spent way too much money on my son’s highchair, if this was a bargain, I’d buy it.

Dawn Curtis Hanley, mother of Carlin, 7, and Devyn, 5

I might have bought it before I had a child. Now that I’ve been there twice, I can see myself scrubbing spaghetti sauce off the cotton cushion every other day.

Amy Traverso, mother of Max, 8 months
We’re not at the highchair phase yet, but I totally want this. It’s hip but still looks like baby furniture rather than a modernist idea for parents who want that “I don’t have a kid” look.

Emily Walk Geller, mother of Hannah, 11, and Sydney, 9
It’s aesthetically attractive—I like the design much better than the one I used for my daughters—but it’s not as functional. The lack of wheels means you can’t push the kid into the other room easily.

Kristina Lynch, expectant mother
It looks like something you could make in shop class. It doesn’t recline, and it’s not height-adjustable. We have a tall kitchen table, and I want the baby to be able to sit with us.

Chair, $175, and cushion, $25, Wild Child.