A Red Chair Design Xavier Pauchard for Tolix


The chair A Tolix went through eras and styles to become a classic written in the collective memory.

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The fabulous fate of “Paucharde”! Icon of industrial design for almost a century, the A chair by Tolix has crossed eras and styles to become a classic inscribed in the collective memory. Its popularity since 1934 has led it to be part of the collections of the Vitra Design Museum, the MoMA and the Center Pompidou… A definitive consecration and international recognition for this “living heritage” that illustrates the French art of living. Incarnation of the modern style of the 30-50s, the A chair stood out for its solidity and great lightness. Stackable, it perfectly meets the needs of space rationalization. Its refined aesthetics and its great functionality make her discover a prestigious and successful career: on board the Normandie ocean liner in 1935, the Tolix chair also populates the spaces of the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques in 1937. It is found on many café terraces. outdoors, before entering the private sphere of the 50s. Symbolic and democratic, the Tolix metal chair marks a significant step in the history of design. All the credit goes to its designer Xavier Pauchard who used stamped sheet metal and zinc for the first time to produce mass-produced furniture. The Tolix chair becomes the first French industrial chair. Today, the company has acquired high-performance digital machines that accompany many manual operations and tooling inherited from history. Each chair that comes out of the atelier is unique and the Tolix signature is engraved in the metal. It is with genuine recognition that Tolix received in 2006 the label of “Company of the living heritage” conferred by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. Made of a powder-coated stainless steel sheet, the A chair by Tolix has very modern colors! It is also available in a version in bright painted raw steel for the interior and in a version in galvanized steel (zinc plating) with a transparent paint for indoor / outdoor use. Indoor only - Stackable up to 8 chairs - 7 small water drainage holes on the seat - Figure among the collections of the Vitra Design Museum, de MoMa and the Center Pompidou - First French industrial chair

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