1880-1948 (France)French metalworker, Xavier Pauchard is celebrated for bringing the art of galvanizing steel to the furniture industry. His ground breaking, functional chair, stool and table designs are renowned for their stability, lightness and strength. Pauchard grew up surrounded by pine trees in Le Morvan, France. Despite the abundance of timber production around him, Pauchard turned his attentions to metalwork, pioneering new galvanizing techniques to prevent rust. He set up his own company in 1918 selling steel household items. Pauchard’s father and grandfather were zinc roofers, and it was this connection that no doubt led the young Pauchard to experiment with different galvanization techniques. In 1907, he discovered that he could protect sheet metal from rusting by dipping it in molten zinc. After the First World War, Pauchard set about designing a range of household furniture that could be used indoors and out, whatever the weather. His products were universally popular in both homes and business such as cafés, factories, offices and hospitals.Today, Pauchard’s designs have achieved worldwide iconic status and include the colourful Tolix A Chair, Tolix Bar Stool and Tolix Side Table.
“A man possessed of an understanding of raw materials - and the tools used to work them.”
Serge Lemoine, former director of Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
With its raw and unpretentious industrial style, the stainless steel Galvania chair has everything of a big one. Inspired by the famous Tolix chair, a true jewel of the "made in France" design, it is a piece that is strong and stable, light and stackable, comfortable, resistant to weather and, best of all, available in various colours. A must have to furnish your indoor and outdoor spaces!
With its raw and unpretentious industrial style, the Galva stainless steel chair has everything of a big one. Inspired by the Tolix A chair, a true "made in France" jewel of design, it is a piece that is both strong and stable, light and stackable, comfortable, insensitive to weather conditions and, cherry on the cake, declinable in various colours. A must have to furnish your indoor and outdoor spaces!
With its simple and unpretentious industrial style, the Galva bar stool (H 45 cm) made of stainless steel has all of a big one. Inspired by the legendary Tolix chairs and stools, true jewels of the "made in France" design, it is a piece that is both strong and stable, light and stackable, colourful and comfortable, in short, essential!
A symbol of the industrial design, the Galva bar stool is a sleek and elegant piece of furniture whose timeless charm is always a hit! Inspired by the legendary chairs and stools Tolix created by the visionary Xavier Pauchard, it will seduce you with its slender steel structure, its great strength, its unparalleled lightness and its many varied colours. Designed to be stacked, you can even offer several versions of this flagship of the French design and store them without risk of being cluttered!
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