Give your café a makeover without breaking the bank with our replica Tolix chairs. Manufactured in the same way as the original from powder-coated steel, our replica Tolix chair lets you enjoy the designer style with a far smaller price tag.
Tolix chairs first came into being in the early 1930s when they were the brainchild of Xavier Pauchard, a humble steelworker. The chair was made from galvanised steel and boasted simplistic lines. Because it was relatively inexpensive and quick to make, it soon became popular in France and was used in factories, schools, and hospitals. It also became a firm favourite in the bars that lined the Paris streets.
Getting back to modern times, and the Tolix chair is still as popular today as it was back then, and you’ve doubt seen them gracing many cafes and coffee shops in major Australian cities.
But why buy a replica Tolix chair?
While Tolix chairs are still being produced today they’re hard to source and fairly expensive. While this is fine if you’re just buying one chair, when you need say, 40 or more chairs, it’s a different story.
But aside from price, why else would you consider purchasing a replica piece of furniture?
Practical and functional
Tolix rose to fame because of its simplistic style. There were no airs or graces about this chair but because it was made from steel, it was incredibly hardwearing and durable. It was also light in weight and easy to move around, and even better it could be stacked up to 12 high – Perfect if your storage space was limited. It even had stylised holes on the seats which were intended to drain any water if the chairs were left out in the rain.
Some of the best designs have been simple and the fact that Tolix is still so popular today shows what a great design this was, and still is.
Perfect for industrial settings
One of the fastest-growing trends for cafes and bars was the industrial style which shows no signs of going anywhere soon. Think raw brickwork, exposed steel girders low hanging pendant lights, and the Tolix chair fits like a dream.
Our Tolix chairs are made in the same way as the original Xavier Pauchard ‘A’ chairs only there are more colours and finishes. Originally the chairs were mostly the natural silver colour of galvanised steel although there were some red coloured Tolix chairs to be found.
An easy way to add colour to your venue
Nowadays, replica Tolix chairs come in a rainbow of gorgeous metallic sheens and vibrant colours like orange, yellow, apple green, sky blue and even pink. Whether you’re looking to take a colour from a statement wall and match it with a replica Tolix chair or whether you’re looking to add a pop of colour to a neutral palette, it’s easy to do and won’t cost you a fortune either.
Furthermore, Tolix chairs fit into most decors and can look edgy in an industrial setting but also whimsical and charming in a country farmhouse setting. Our replica chairs also come in a variety of styles including cushion seats or timber seats. The latter are extremely popular and make a perfect marriage of materials. Timber gives a warm cosy aesthetic making it easier to incorporate this design into a non-industrial setting. We also have a range of Tolix tables and stools to accompany our replica Tolix chairs.
So if you love Tolix as much as we do, then why not explore the whole collection by visiting our online store? You’re also invited to visit any of our showrooms based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney where you can view the for yourself and try them out for size. We look forward to seeing you at one soon!