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Created in 1927 by Xavier Pauchard, TOLIX®'s authentic A Chair is an icon of industrial design. It is part of the collections in the Vitra Museum, Moma, Pompidou Center as well as in the renowned architect Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. Available in numerous colors, the A chair comes in steel and stainless steel to resist time and corrosion.
Born in Burgundy (France) in 1880, Xavier Pauchard is the son and grandson of a zinc roofer. He founded a factory producing household items that integrated a major innovation in France: the use of hot dip galvanizing. This technique protects iron items from oxidation by dipping them in a bath of molten zinc at 450°C. Passionate about metal, he took years to perfect his mastery of iron then steel, until he could make it into any shape he desired. A visionary, he designed pieces of standard furniture to be practical, modular and marketable. In 1925, he created the iconic Chair A, followed by other pieces such as Chair T37, the KUB table and many more. In 1927, he registered a trademark for his metal furniture company and TOLIX was born. His sons followed him into the business and designed other pieces such as Table 55 and Armchair A56.
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