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 «it's fool-proof solidity, it's unequalled lightness, it's easy maintenance» advantages of which can be included «inexpensive».
All merit goes to Xavier Pauchard (1880-1948) who was a pioneer of galvanisation in France. The different models (rustproof, robust and stackable) conceived by Xavier Pauchard found their place directly inside factories, offices and hospitals, as well as outside, on cafe terraces and in public parks. Embarked aboard the ship, Normandie, in 1935, these chairs also filled the aisles of the 1937 Exposition Internationale Arts et Techniques.
Today this enterprise is endowed with the latest technology which accompanies it's numerous inherited manual processes and equipement. Moreover, it's with real legitimacy that Tolix received the label, «A Living Heritage Enterprise» awarded by the Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry, in 2006.In detail:
- Type : Chair
Colour : Raw glossy varnished
Material : Glossy varnished raw steel sheet (overstitched blobs of solder and brazings)
- Dimensions : W 51 cm × D 46 cm x H 85 cm - Seat : H 44 cm
- Characteristics : Stackable (up to 8 chairs high) - Only for indoor use
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