Robust and stylish, the Tolix Model A chair is the quintessential cafe chair. It has been decribed as “a perfect synthesis created by a man possessed of an understanding of raw materials and the tools used to work them.” The history of the chair dates back to 1934 when metalworker Xavier Pauchard brought the art of galvanising steel to France. The chair, coveted for being lightweight, rustproof and stackable, found their way into factories, offices, hospitals, cafes and public parks. It even went aboard the ship S.S. Normandie in 1935. Today, all Tolix chair are still being manufactured in Autun, the same Burgundy town where the company first began. Imperfections on its surface are characteristic of the material and part of its hardworking industrial charm.
The Tolix Model A chair is available from P5, Singapore.