Introducing: The Industrial Tolix Chair

7th December 2018

Say hello to the Tolix chair

We've got an exciting new range of furniture here at Lakeland Furniture! Say hello to the Tolix chair - a beautiful piece inspired by industrialism. There are many things we love about this new collection of chairs. What better way to introduce it than with a blog post all about it? Today, we'll be discussing everything you need to know about Tolix and what we love about the range. Click here to shop the collection.

What is Tolix?

Good question. The word 'Tolix' isn't simply a made-up word for our collection. But if you've never heard of it before, you may be wondering what it means. The Tolix style was originally invented in 1934, in France. A French designer named Xavier Pauchard, who was actually a zinc roofer, came up with the concept. He discovered that sheet metal could be well-protected from rust by coating it in zinc. A decade later, Pauchard set up his own furniture factory manufacturing steel furniture. The brand Tolix was trademarked. Of course, it was a success as we still know and love it today. And so the Tolix chair was born! It took a few re-designs to perfect it but by 1956 the iconic version was created. The style really took off in cafes, breweries and even hospitals around France. Soon, the world would catch on too.

Shop our range of Tolix chairs here.

Our Tolix chair replica

Nowadays, it's commonplace to see designer replicas in furniture stores, on the high street and online. For example, our Eames chairs imitate the famous style by Charles and Ray Eames - the American interior designers. So, it's no surprise that we've now got a collection of Tolix chair replicas! After all, the industrial look is starting to make more and more of an appearance in our homes, workplaces and public spaces. If you're in need of an industrial touch in your kitchen or dining room, why not try a set of Tolix chairs? Here's what you need to know about ours:

  • They're currently on sale for £49.99
  • We also stock bar stool versions!
  • Available in a range of colours: silver, gunmetal, clear and rust
  • The chairs are 85cm high and 45cm wide
  • They're super hard-wearing and durable

Sound like something you'd like? Don't hesitate to browse our collection and see if any of the variations take your fancy. Whether you're in need of a new set of dining chairs or some bar stools for your kitchen, the Tolix chair design might be right up your street.

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