Tolix Stools – Why Are They So Popular?

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If there’s one item of café furniture that never seems to go out of fashion, it’s our replica Tolix stools. It’s amazing that the original stools made their debut in Paris in the 1930’s and here we are some 80 or so years later, and they’re as popular now as they were then. They boast a strong design and functionality, which stands the test of time and that’s what’s key.

Revolutionary choice of material for Tolix stools

Back in the day, most furniture being produced in Paris at that time was made from dark wood and was heavy, bulky, and not particularly practical. The production of Tolix stools changed all this since they were made from galvanised metal.

While Tolix weren’t the first company to use this process, they were the first to manufacture furniture using sheet metal. Cheap to produce, lightweight, strong, and resistant to most weather conditions, they were on to a winner. In essence, they had created innovative lightweight strong metal furniture that could be used indoors or outside, and which stacked for convenient storage. Every café, bar, and bistro owner wanted them for their establishment.  

Tolix Stools – Simple but stylish

Xavier Pauchard was the Frenchman who designed the infamous Tolix stool back in 1937 and while it has a simple look and feel to it, a lot of thought had clearly gone into the design. It has a fabulous sweeping A frame design finished with graceful curved legs designed to bear the weight equally between them. While some say that the metal ‘x’ beneath the seat stands for Xavier, in truth it adds support and strength to the structure while the horizontal struts give more stability to the stool and serve as a useful foot rest. Without doubt, it’s a stool that was built to last.

Size and colour for all occasions and venues

Our replica Tolix stools are finished with a powder coating that helps prevent the metal from marks and dents. Available in three sizes, small, medium, and tall, they come in a rainbow of funky bright colours and metallic sheens. Whatever your décor, there’s sure to be a Tolix stool that’s a good fit.

Affordable designer look

Although Tolix are still making their chairs and stools today, they do come at a price. Fortunately, our replica Tolix stools are more affordable and give everyone access to designer good looks without breaking the bank. Manufactured in the same way as the originals they make a great investment and will give you many years of service.

Why not browse our online store to view our selection of replica Tolix stools or visit our Brisbane showroom where you can try them out for yourself? We’d love to see you there.