Everyone loves a Xavier Pauchard Tolix Chair, and before you start yawning this Ebay find (above) is an original Galvanised A56 Armchair, not an all too common replica. When we purchased this armchair at auction we also just missed out on a galvanised A Chair, the hunt continues...
Here's a few other original Tolix Chairs. I love how versatile these items are... they compliment all decorating styles and themes.
Stunning! - here
Gorgeous! - here
Love it! Mixing old and new - found here
The History of Tolix
All merit goes to Xavier Pauchard (1880-1948) who was a pioneer of galvanisation in France. Shortly after World War 1, based in Autun, Burgundy, he found himself (a visionary and inventive entrepreneur) in charge of a flourishing manufacture of galvanised sheet-metal domesic items, which at the time, embodied household comfort. It was in 1927 that he registered the trademark TOLIX, at the same time converting to the «production of chairs, armchairs, stools and metal furnitures».
Thank you Xavier Pauchard, we owe you one!