Xavier Pauchard first started producing his Tolix sheet metal furniture way back in the aftermath of the First World War; it proved to be a great hit at the time, especially with cafés and bistros and other public spaces. This was due in part to the practical and functional qualities of the metal stools and chairs he was producing, but the simple aesthetics were also part of the attraction.
The industrial look of this type of furniture has remained popular with commercial establishments, but it has also started to creep into the context of the home. Its basic, utilitarian design fits well with contemporary décors and can even offer interesting contrasts with more traditional styles. You will find a great selection of Xavier Pauchard-inspired industrial stools on our website, as well as other iconic designs that look simply fantastic.