August 11, 2013

Tolix Chair by Xavier Pauchard

The Model A chair has become an icon of industrial esthetics. It’s unfailing popularity since 1934 has enabled to enter the Collections of the Vitra Design Museum, MOMA and the Pompidou Center.This mythical chair, crafted of sheet metal, has been assured by advantages of which can be included.
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 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.

Today this enterprise is endowed with the latest technology which accompanies it’s numerous inherited manual processes and equipement.