The Jockey chair was awarded the 2008 design prize by the Norwegian Technoport Awards in the autumn. The child sits in the chair in a saddle seat, with his or her legs apart. With its foot supports, the saddle chair reduces the need to support the child’s upper half. The chair can be folded, has many different adjustments and is quite light. It can also help handicapped children use tables and desks.
Formel Industridesign AS designed the Krabat Jockey, while the Krabat Company has supported project management and the development of the chair, along with its production and marketing. Krabat’s executive director, Tom-Arne Solhaug, was educated at NTNU. The design prize includes a NOK150 000 cash award and is Norway’s only industry design prize.