Tuesday, December 07, 2010

About a Chair

I keep seeing the Tolix (or Marais) chair a bit of everywhere lately. The chair was designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard. The chairs are made of varnished steel and it was how galvanization first appeared, absolutely fascinating that metal can get rusted. The chair was originally called A chair and renamed A56 in 1956 by Xavier's son. Love the industrially and the french bistro flare. Don't you think it looks amazing pretty much anywhere?



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31 comments:

  1. that chair is one of my faves. The table in the second images is awesome as well

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  2. I need a pair for my dining room table :)

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  3. I love those chairs, I think they add an industrial element that's very interesting and cool.

    www.thevaultfiles.blogspot.com

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  4. Yes, I agree - anywhere and in any state or colour. Thanks for the little bit of design history too - I'm a sucker for a great post like this one x

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  5. Too cool! And I love the third table! I never thought to have a blue table before! And the branch with the ornaments is so creative!

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  6. I love these chairs! I have actually saw some "fakes" the other day for $89 each! Such a good deal!

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  7. LOVE! Now that you mention it... I have seen these quite a bit lately! xo

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  8. i'm happy to know about the history behind these fab chairs.

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  9. I am in love with these chairs and yes, i do see them everywhere too! Great feature and round up!

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  10. those chairs do have that cool industrial feel! love this post and happy to stumble across your blog! :)

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  11. I love tolix chairs! They certainly do have a certain french bistro charm to them!

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  12. I like the odd-one-out yellow chair. Very sweet.

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  13. i love these chairs. they would be just lovely with my farm house table. we have a bench on one side and two random chairs on the other side. i was just telling craig the other day i want these ones!

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  14. I think tolix chairs are not only cute but perfect with kids..indestructible.

    Great round-up of images.

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  15. stunning!! when i am grown up ;) i want these in my dining room!

    londonviennacologne.blogspot.com

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  16. These are gorgeous! I love the pretty, elegant shape.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Couldn't agree with you more. There is something timeless about them and they look great unpainted just as they do painted. Win win! xo

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  18. yup, i've been seeing those chairs everywhere!

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  19. We have these chairs in white around our outside table on our porch...they must be about 25 degrees below freezing right now! :)

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  20. Big fan of these chairs, Tolix also do very cool bar stools!x

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  21. Me encantan esas sillas. Y es que en cualquier ambiente queda bien, industrial, shabby chic como la primera...

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  22. Couldn't agree more!! Have always loved these chic versatile chairs - in any color but I do prefer the original - LOVE the first 2 shots!!

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  23. Love, love, love! I adore Tolix, dying for some! XX!

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  24. i like the look - i dunno if i would jump in and get them tho ..

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  25. I have been in love with this chair for quite some time! It's so modern, yet rustic. Good eye, lady!

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  26. We have some in yellow for our patio dining table and I love them so. They are surprisingly comfywumf for metal too!

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  27. Beautiful post :D i’m new on blogger and your blog is awesome:D if you want to follow me i’ll follow you back :D xoxo

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  28. very cool! i'm looking at some industrial stools so I will have to check out Tolix. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  29. love these chairs -- they are fabulous!

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  30. Yes, this is a great chair, and I think that I like your style, since basically all your posts are really nice!

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