Tuesday, 24 May 2011
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!