Xavier Pauchard was born in 1880 in Le Morvan, France. His family were zinc roofers and this knowledge of metal was important in his innovative design of a metal chair – the Tolix.
That classic chair, a favourite of cafés and retro kitchens all over the world, was designed in 1934 and modified in the 1950s so that you can now stack 25 Tolix chairs to a height of 2.3 metres. This is just one reason they were immediately popular, not just in cafés, but also in factories, offices and hospitals. Made from galvanised steel, and with holes in the seat, the Tolix chair can be left outside virtually all year long.
Sir Terence Conran says of the Tolix chair, “Over the years, this chair has come to symbolise what I like to term democratic excellence, meaning that it’s mass-produced and universally acceptable.”
The chair’s status received a boost when Josephine de la Baume modelled the Agent Provocateur 2011 collection on the chair. Our own Tolix chairs come in a wide variety of bright and vivid colours and at only £79.00 will make a joyful addition to your garden or kitchen.
With great attention paid to detail and construction quality, our Tolix inspired chairs represent outstanding value for money.
So why not pop over to our website and view our Tolix inspired chairs.