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For Whom the Chair Tolls

by habituallychic

05 . 09 . 12
I’m looking forward, as always, to the day when I have a big house with some outdoor space.  When I do, I am definitely buying some vintage Tolix chairs for around my table.  They were designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard who pioneered the process of galvanization in France.  The sturdy, stackable, and rustproof chair became popular in commercial offices as well as outdoor bistros and public parks.  As you can see from these images, they still work well in a multitude of spaces and are also available in colors and as stools.  As Martha might say, “they’re a good thing.” 

via Vogue

Anna Wintour residence via World of Interiors

Joan’s on Third, Los Angeles, CA

via House Beautiful 

via Remodelista

via Elle Decor

via Vogue Living 

Prune, New York, NY

via Nuevo Estilo

via Nuevo Estilo

The Standard Biergarten, New York, NY

The Standard Biergarten, New York, NY

Windsor Smith’s office. 

Top Image via Architectural Digest

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  1. Tricia Rose May 9, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    The Tolix are winning me over – I like indestructible. I don’t remember them as comfortable though!

  2. ArchitectDesign™ May 9, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    i love the fun colors they come in and that they’re stackable!

  3. Ann May 9, 2012 | 8:44 pm

    I’ve always liked their industrial appeal. Very practical, can’t argue with that! Thanks for sharing the various cousins in their habitats. 🙂

  4. KSO May 10, 2012 | 12:18 am

    Great photos- I would love Trolix chairs on a fabulous outdoor patio…one day!

  5. Anonymous May 10, 2012 | 3:10 am

    Love the way they look. We have some in a conference room at my office. Have to say some mornings though they are awfully chilly to sit on!

  6. mary May 10, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Yep, the perfect chair–that yellow looks really yummy. thanks. Mary

  7. Creative Tonic May 10, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Could you source them please… a high and a low?
    Creative Tonic

  8. Victoria May 10, 2012 | 11:06 am

    They are a little too simple for this fancy girl, but in the right setting they look wonderful. Love the images.

  9. jvw home May 10, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    great article….i have them in our dining room and love them…i featured them today here:

    always enjoy your posts!

  10. Maria at inredningsvis.se May 10, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    OMG I LOVE this chairs:) so scandinavian style.
    I follow you and I hope you will follow me back:)

    have a great weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  11. Nadia May 16, 2012 | 2:00 am

    Tolix is the manufacturer but I’ve only heard this chair referred to as the ‘Marais Chair’ named for the district in Paris where they became ubiquitous.