I’ve been putting together images of mid-century and vintage-inspired high chairs for a future post. And in my searches, I came across this Cosco “Comfort Line” high chair being sold by “Mikeyboy2020” of Cincinnati on Ebay this week. But there are only four days left for this auction, and was hoping someone might find it as interesting as I have. In fact, this is the only vintage Cosco of its kind that I’ve found so far. Apart from a chip on the footrest and the (Very Important) need to attach a new seatbelt strap, the chair is in pretty fantastic shape. I figure that with shipping, you’ll pay a little less than $200 for it.
It’s much easier (and cheaper) to find the folding metal chairs similar to the one below (which is in great shape and also available on Ebay), although you might find the chrome needing a touch of polish and the seat requiring a brave scrubbing.
It’s definitely very different from the powder-coated-and-animal-print-vinyl versions we’re used to today. There’s something super cool about the late 60s/early 70s version of Cosco’s eponymous line. My interest was piqued after learning that Fionn’s favorite chair is actually of the same generation of awesome designs to come out of the Hamilton Manufacturing Corporation of Columbus, Indiana.
Or if you’re looking for a booster seat, it’s pretty easy to find Fionn’s chair (as discovered by Grandma on Ebay and mentioned above). I actually had no idea that it WAS a booster seat, and an adjustable one at that. Compare these simple, beautiful designs to today’s existing contraptions, and it’s like comparing an Eames lounger to a Bob’s Furniture recliner.
And, lastly, the Cosco chair I hesitate to feature, because I kind of want it for my own.
Same as the booster, but a rocking chair, here on Ebay. HOW COOL IS THIS. So if you visit the link, and find it sold, here’s the tip I’ll share with you: Antiques > Periods & Styles > Mid-Century Modernism. Always worth a browse.