18 April 2012

Tolix chairs

Although I've seen these chairs in cafes and coffee shops, it wasn't until learning about the design of Eggshell Bistro that my interest was really peaked and now I'm slightly obsessed. The chair was designed in 1934 by a Frenchman named Xavier Pauchard. In 1907, Pauchard discovered he could prevent sheet metal from rusting by galvanizing it. Shortly after, he began making steel household goods, eventually registering his trademark as Tolix, which is the name of the company to this day. The chairs were originally designed to be all-weather outdoor chairs, but can be found in private homes and public spaces indoors and out. The company was family owned until 2004. The Tolix chair is in the MoMA, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Vitra design collection in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
They are versatile, durable, stackable and comfortable. Antiquaire offers them in any color. The cost is about $275 each with vintage costing more. Knock-offs are available for about $135.
Would love a set of these for my kitchen!
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1 comment:

Jayne said...

These are terrific. I have four vintage in my formal dining room and we love the mix! Guests always remark on them.