Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Tolix Chair

Fadda Santos

Vintage Retro/Reproduction metal Tolix dining chairs

Tolix table by Graham and Green


Skona Hem

I love the Tolix chair! How stylish did it look in yesterday's post, Craft room ideas? I would love one for my craft room in a silver steel or duck egg blue which I think would look great with my 1930's polished steel filing cabinet.

The Tolix Chair is a French café chair designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard. A visionary and inventive entrepreneur, Xavier was a pioneer of galvanisation in France and manufactured sheet metal domestic items. In 1927 he registered the trademark Tolix and started to manufacture chiars, stools and metal funiture.

The Tolix chair is well renowned for being rustproof, robust and stackable. As such, in the forties it was found inside factories, offices and hospitals and outside in cafés and parks. Now an icon of industrial aesthetics, it has earned itself a spot in Vitra Design Museum, MOMA and the Pompidou Center.

Have a sweet day!


  1. This chair is stunning!

  2. That chair is so iconic and versatile. If ever in doubt for outside furniture, it has to be an obvious choice, but it also works really nicely inside too.

    Great post Torie! You can also pick up a version of this chair from for a cheeky sale price:

  3. I love this chairs !!

  4. I love the tolix chairs as well. so stylish and unique. great photos and post!

  5. I love these chairs too!

  6. They look so much cooler when they're rusty!


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