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Tolix Seating

French

The sturdy and sleek furniture designed by Tolix has become a standard of trendy cafés and retro diners. For nearly a century, the French company has become synonymous with café culture in France and beyond. 

In 1908, Xavier Pauchard, nicknamed Mr. X, founded Tolix in Burgundy, France. A zinc roofer by trade, Pauchard focused on making household items from sheet metal and using zinc to galvanize his products. Clean-lined and practical, Tolix’s metal furniture marked an early expression of mid-century modern style. 

Pauchard designed Tolix’s flagship industrial-style chair, the Chaise A, in the mid-1920s. Also known as the Model A chair, it was designed with small holes in the seat to allow rainwater to drain without sacrificing comfort or durability. In 1934, Pauchard improved the Chaise A with the slimmer, more lightweight Marais A chair. Stackable up to 25 chairs high, it quickly became a favorite among hospitals, schools and factories.

There is debate about whether Joseph Mathieu’s designs influenced Pauchard’s creation of the Multipl, another stacking metal chair from the mid-20th century. 

Major museums have exhibited Tolix’s designs, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Vitra Design Museum in Rhein, Germany. In 2006, the brand received the label of Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, a formal acknowledgment from the French Ministry of Economics and Finance of its industrial excellence and mastery.

Due to a shift in design trends, Tolix fell out of favor near the end of the 20th century and filed for bankruptcy. The company rebounded in 2004 under the ownership of its chief financial officer, Chantal Andriot. Strengthened by a high demand for industrial furniture, Tolix is now experiencing a resurgence in popularity, especially in cafés, breweries and restaurants.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Tolix dining chairs, tables, stools and more.

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Creator: Tolix
Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H65 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix A+ Chair Indoor Raw Steel in Glossy Raw Steel
By Chantal Andriot, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
The TOLIX® A+ Chair is the enhanced version of Chair A (+ 4 cm) offering a seat height of 47,5 cm. This new height makes it possible to adapt to the standard height tables 74/75 cm a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Raw Steel in Glossy Raw Steel
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A56 armchair Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Jean Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
- Created in 1956 by Jean Pauchard, the A56 armchair is one of the 20th century's great classics in furniture. The seat was widened in 2019 to suit a more modern taste in comfort. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

1960's Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs - Various Qty
By Tolix
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960’s Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs – Various Quantities Available 1960’s Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs – Various Quantities Av...
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1960s French Vintage Tolix Seating

Materials

Metal

1960's Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs - Set Of Four
By Tolix
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960’s Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs – Set Of Four 1960’s Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs – Set Of Four. Tolix is one of our all t...
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1960s French Vintage Tolix Seating

Materials

Metal

1960's Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs - Set Of Six
By Tolix
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960’s Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs – Set Of Six 1960’s Original Red French Tolix T2 Metal Outdoor Dining Chairs – Set Of Six. Tolix is one of our all tim...
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1960s French Vintage Tolix Seating

Materials

Metal

1950's French White Metal Stacking Outdoor Chairs, Set of Six
By Tolix
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950’s French White Metal Stacking Outdoor Chairs – Set Of Six 1950’s French White Metal Stacking Outdoor Chairs – Set Of Six. Reminiscent of T...
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1950s French Vintage Tolix Seating

Materials

Metal

Tolix A Chair Indoor Painted in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix a+ Chair Indoor Painted in Moss
By Chantal Andriot, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
The TOLIX® A+ chair is the enhanced version of chair A (+ 4 cm) offering a seat height of 47,5 cm. This new height makes it possible to adapt to the standard height tables 74/75 cm a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

1950's Original Yellow French Tolix T2 Metal Café Dining Chairs - Pair
By Tolix
Located in Hook, Hampshire
950's Original Yellow French Tolix T2 Metal Café Dining Chairs - Pair 1950's Original Yellow French Tolix T2 Metal Café Dining Chairs - Pair. Please note the images show four chair...
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1950s French Vintage Tolix Seating

Materials

Metal

Tolix A Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix T14 Chair Outdoor Painted in Graphite
By Patrick Norguet, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
Designed by Patrick Norguet in 2014, the T14 chair's truly modern design introduced innovation into manufacturing process, for an exceptional piece. An ergon...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix T14 Chair Outdoor Raw Steel in Glossy Raw Steel
By Patrick Norguet, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
In a perforated steel version, the T37 chair takes on a lighter and more contemporary appearance. - Stackable chair.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix T14 Chair Outdoor Painted in White
By Patrick Norguet, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
Designed by Patrick Norguet in 2014, the T14 chair's truly modern design introduced innovation into manufacturing process, for an exceptional piece. An ergon...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A56 Armchair Indoor Raw Steel in Glossy Raw Steel
By Jean Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
Created in 1956 by Jean Pauchard, the A56 armchair is one of the 20th century's great classics in furniture. The seat was widened in 2019 to suit a more modern taste in comfort. - ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in Black
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
Created in 1927 by Xavier Pauchard, a chair is an icon of industrial design. It is part of the collections in the Vitra Museum, Moma, Pompidou Center as w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix A Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in Chili
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
Created in 1927 by Xavier Pauchard, a chair is an icon of industrial design. It is part of the collections in the Vitra Museum, Moma, Pompidou Center as w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix AC16 armchair Indoor Raw Steel in Glossy Raw Steel
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
The AC16 armchair has a wide seat and armrests to fully relax. The AC16 Armchair is welcome at the end of the table or as an occasional armchair in the en...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of living...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Chili
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A56 Arm Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in Graphite
By Jean Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
- Created in 1956 by Jean Pauchard, the A56 armchair is one of the 20th century's great classics in furniture. The seat was widened in 2019 to suit a more modern taste in comfort. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix T37 Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in Night Blue
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
In a perforated steel version, the T37 chair takes on a lighter and more contemporary appearance. - Stackable chair.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Night Blue
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix T14 Chair Outdoor Painted in Night Blue
By Patrick Norguet, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
Designed by Patrick Norguet in 2014, the T14 Chair's truly modern design introduced innovation into TOLIX®'s manufacturing process, for an exceptional piece....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A56 armchair Indoor Painted in Black
By Jean Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
- Created in 1956 by Jean Pauchard, the A56 Armchair is one of the 20th century's great classics in furniture. The seat was widened in 2019 to suit a more modern taste in comfort. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix T37 Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in Black
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
In a perforated steel version, the T37 Chair takes on a lighter and more contemporary appearance. - Stackable chair.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix A+ Chair Indoor Painted in White
By Chantal Andriot, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
The Tolix A+ chair is the enhanced version of chair A (+ 4 cm) offering a seat height of 47,5 cm. This new height makes it possible to adapt to the standard he...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H65 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A Chair Indoor Painted in Chili
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix T37 Chair Perforated Outdoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
In a perforated steel version, the T37 chair takes on a lighter and more contemporary appearance. - Stackable chair.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix Stool Indoor Painted in Blueberry
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A Chair Outdoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
Created in 1927 by Xavier Pauchard, a chair is an icon of industrial design. It is part of the collections in the Vitra Museum, Moma, Pompidou Center as w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix A+ Chair Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Tolix, Chantal Andriot
Located in Shakopee, MN
The TOLIX® A+ Chair is the enhanced version of Chair A (+ 4 cm) offering a seat height of 47,5 cm. This new height makes it possible to adapt to the standard height tables 74/75 cm a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A Chair Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H45 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A Chair Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
- Created in 1927 by Xavier Pauchard, 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Graphite
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in Graphite
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX's H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Indoor Painted in White
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Night Blue
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Chili
By Xavier Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Graphite
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, Tolix®'s H stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix H75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Black
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix A56 Arm Chair Indoor Painted in White
By Jean Pauchard, Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
- Created in 1956 by Jean Pauchard, the A56 armchair is one of the 20th century great classics in furniture. The seat was widened in 2019 to suit a more modern taste in comfort. - S...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix HPD75 Stool Outdoor Painted MFT in Chili
By Tolix
Located in Shakopee, MN
An icon of industrial esthetics, TOLIX®'s H Stool has traversed periods and styles and become a classic itself, etched in the collective memory as illustrating the French art of livi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Steel

Tolix T37 Stool Perforated Outdoor Painted in Black
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
- In a perforated steel version, the T37 chair takes on a lighter and more contemporary appearance. - Stackable chair.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix T37 Stool Perforated Outdoor Painted in White
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
In a perforated steel version, the T37 chair takes on a lighter and more contemporary appearance. - Stackable chair.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix A Chair Outdoor Painted in White
By Tolix, Xavier Pauchard
Located in Shakopee, MN
Created in 1927 by Xavier Pauchard, 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Tolix Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Tolix seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Tolix seating, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 18 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 56 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating by Tolix were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Xavier Pauchard, Kifu Augousti, and Design Frères. Prices for Tolix seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $185 and can go as high as $4,760, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $304.
Questions About Tolix Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Tolix is a French maker of steel furniture. The iconic Tolix chair was first designed in the 1930s, and reached its final design by the 1950s. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and contemporary Tolix furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, you can indeed stack Tolix chairs. The sleek design makes this chair an easy fit for your interior or exterior needs, and when you're done, you can easily stack and stow them away. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Tolix chairs from some of the top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To check if your Tolix chair is real, first check for the embossed Tolix logo which should be crisp and easy to read. The chair will also have ‘Made in France’ marked on it. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Tolix chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.

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