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Stacking Stools By Xavier Pauchard For Tolix Circa 1950s

Stacking Stools By Xavier Pauchard For Tolix Circa 1950s

Stacking Stools By Xavier Pauchard For Tolix Circa 1950s


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Stacking Stools By Xavier Pauchard For Tolix Circa 1950s

- Price is per stool (2 available)
- Debossed Tolix logo
- Made from pressed steel
- Stackable with handles in the seats
- Coated with a clear lacquer
- Designed by Xavier Pauchard and produced by Tolix
- French, Circa 1950s
- 75cm tall, seat measures 30cm x 30cm

Xavier Pauchard, Tolix

Xavier Pauchard was born in 1880 in Le Morvan, known as the green heart of France. Unsurprisingly wood was the most important construction material but despite that, he and his father and grandfather before him were zinc roofers.

In 1907, Pauchard discovered that he could protect sheet metal from rusting by dipping it in molten zinc, or galvanising it. Ten years later, he set up a factory making steel household items and eventually registered his trademark symbol as Tolix, by which name the company is still known.

That classic chair, a favourite of cafés and retro kitchens all over the world, was designed in 1934. It was meant to be outside in all weathers, which is why there are holes in the seats – to allow the rain to drain off. But café owners were quick to complain that the chairs wouldn't stack properly and Pauchard had to tweak his design. By 1956, the classic Tolix was finally created. With its slimmer frame, you could now stack 25 chairs to a height of 2.3 metres.

Condition Report

The stools will show signs of minor cosmetic wear in the form of small dents and rust spots.

As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm.

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Mid 20th Century


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