Xavier Pauchard was one who understood raw materials and designed his iconic Marais A Chair (aka Tolix Chair) out of galvanized steel, using a construction process that required 100 manual operations. Since it's conception in 1934, the famed bistro chair design is more popular than ever, and can be seen in homes, cafes, restaurants and offices all over the world. Now, over 80 years later, The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair is manufactured using the same techniques applied in the original construction, built to virtually the same specification and is available in more colors than ever before. From metallic finishes like silver & copper, to trendy pop hues, coated in zinc for protection against rust, the Bastille is well situated in any indoor or outdoor space.
Mix and match colors to create a whimsical seating environment, or play it safe with any one of the available color options. The Bastille Café Kid's Stacking Chair offers a fun mix of form and function. This all-purpose stacking chair is crafted from galvanized steel in an exciting array of colors to suit any nursery, kids' bedroom, playroom or family room. With it's powder & zinc-coated finish, the Bastille is protected against rust and can be used outdoors, and is stackable for convenient storage when it's time to put the toys away! The Bastille Cafe Kid's Stacking Chair is a fun modern-day re-imagining of Xavier Pauchard's iconic Marais A / Tolix Chair design, and has been rescaled to accommodate children (perfect for kids aged 2-6).
Inmod adds vintage charm to a timeless classic. Inspired by the Marais A56 by Jean Pauchard, this accurately modeled replica is individually finished in an elegantly antiqued copper-like powder coat, giving each piece a rustic charm & character all its own, taking this iconic design to new heights of style.
Named for the year it was introduced, the Marais A56 was created in honor of his father's revolutionary contribution to industrial Parisian design, the Marais A Chair (by Tolix). Built on the same frame, Jean's design featured the addition of armrests, which filled a void and added functionality to an already hugely popular design. Whether the Pauchards knew it or not, the Marais family of seating would go on to become synonymous with industrial design and arguably become the most recognized of metal cafe chairs worldwide. The Bastille Cafe Stacking Armchair (Antique Copper) is an accurately produced replica that celebrates the original manufacturing techniques that Xavier Pauchard pioneered in 1934 (a production process that requires 100 manual operations). The Bastille's antiqued powder-coated finish adds a layer of vintage styling and outdoor suitability. It's heavy-duty construction & quality is authentic and caters to both residential & commercial environments and provides a truly unbeatable value.
The Marais / Tolix design has been interpreted in many ways through experimentation in materials, color and texture. The Bastille Upholstered Cafe Stacking Chair stays true to the original form and construction and features the addition of a comfortable padded seat, wrapped in a leatherette with an aged look and vintage styling, and is accented by a row of distressed brass-colored studs.
Inmod's Bastille Cafe Armchair is an accurate reproduction of Jean Pauchard's iconic Marais A56 Armchair, and is available in an industrial-inspired gunmetal finish. Its classic finish, as well as its construction techniques remain faithful to those of the original. Ideal for residential and commercial use, the Bastille Cafe Armchair is a stylish win-win for homes, cafes & dining establishments alike.
In 1934, Xavier Pauchard designed what would become the quintessential industrial cafe chair, the Marais A Chair (manufactured by Tolix), and what was originally introduced into Parisian cafes, restaurants and offices, over time became one of the most recognized icons in 20th century mainstream design worldwide. Xavier passed away in 1948, and his son Jean, following in his footsteps, designed the Marais A56 (named for the year he designed it). While his father brought galvanized steel furniture manufacturing to France decades before, through an intricate process comprised of 100 manual operations, Jean's creation was an armchair to compliment his father's. Over 80 years after the introduction of the Marais concept, both chairs have enjoyed worldwide recognition and a recent growth in popularity, thanks to a global revival of appreciation in industrial design & decor. If the times prove one thing, it's that the Marais Chairs are timeless.
The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair is the quintessential industrial bistro chair, and is an inspired reproduction of the classic Marais A (Tolix) Chair, by Xavier Pauchard. What originated in the Parisian cafes, restaurants and establishments in 1934 has become one of the most recognized and widely used seating solutions in the world because of its versatile function and stylish appeal. Revolutionary for it's time, the Marais was constructed using a process comprised of 100 manual tasks. Over 80 years later, our Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair has replicated these techniques and is built to the same specifiations as the original. Suitable for indoor & outdoor use in virtually any environment, the Bastille offers strength, style and sophistication. Its antique red finish adds warmth and character to a classic industrial icon.
The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair (Weathered Wood Seat) re-imagines the world's favorite metal bistro chair design with the addition of a contoured wood seat which adds a layer of support and rustic styling. The wood seat improves upon the function and appeal of an already highly versatile design, especially when used within an indoor dining space. The weathered appearance of the wood adds warmth and character to its industrial design, making the Bastille an even more appealing choice as an all-purpose dining, side or stacking chair.
The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair is a reproduction of Xavier Pauchard's famous Marais A Chair (aka Tolix Chair), designed in France in 1934. The original was constructed using a production process that included 100 manual tasks. 80 years later, our Bastille is built using the same techniques and is part of a collection that includes the most accurate replicas of some of the most distinguished designs of the 20th century.
One of the most recognizable metal cafe chairs ever designed originated in France in 1934, and quickly became a favorite among Parisian bistros, offices, clinics (and even on board the Normandie). Xavier Pauchard tapped into something when he conceived the Marais A / Tolix Chair in the early 20th century. So much so, in fact, that over 80 years after its debut in France, it is has grown in popularity to become a world-wide staple of industrial seating. The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair (Antique Copper) is an accurate replica, produced using the same production processes & built to virtually the same specifications as the original. The antique copper adds bold character that strikes a stylish balance between industrial and rustic vintage.
In 1934, Xavier Pauchard designed the most iconic metal bistro chair conceived in the 20th century. Revolutionary in both its construction and look, the Marais A Chair (aka Tolix Chair) was so popular it was adopted by cafes, offices, hospitals and factories (and even onboard the ship, Normandie, in 1935), and proved itself to be a versatile and stylish all-purpose dining & stacking chair. Later iterations improved upon the original design, allowing for greater stackability and increased function in commercial spaces. The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair (Antique Turquoise) by Inmod adds a balance of trendy pop color and rustic charm, enhancing the character of the most iconic industrial chair around. It is part of an exclusive collection, offered only by Inmod, that features the most accurate and well-constructed mid-century modern & industrial reproductions on the market today.
The Aluminum Cafe Side Chair features a seat and back made of lightweight aluminum with a brushed finish. This chair offers exceptional quality and is suitable for both home and commercial use.
The Bastille Cafe Stacking Armchair (Antique Turquoise) offers a uniquely vintage take on a timeless classic. Inspired by Jean Pauchard's A56 Armchair (aka Marais A56 by Tolix), the Bastille features an elegantly "worn" turquoise finish that takes the classic design to new levels of style and function. Surface detail variation gives each piece its own industrial-rustic character and the powder-coated finish makes the chair suitable for outdoor use.
We often wonder if Jean & Xavier knew how their contributions would impact design in the 20th and 21st centuries. When Xavier introduced the Marais A Chair in 1934, he had also introduced galvanized steel furniture making to the world. Shortly after its birth, it was adopted by cafes, restaurants, hospitals and offices all over France due to its solid construction and stylish versatility. In 1956, eight years after Xavier's passing, his son Jean introduced an updated version that addressed the original's single limitation. Jean's A56 was built on the same frame and included a stylish curved back with arms, breathing new life, functionality and appeal into what had already become a hugely popular design. The Bastille embraces and stays true to the original production process (one that requires 100 manual operations). From its authentic look, rustic feel and commercial-grade durability, the Bastille offers vintage elegance, extreme durability and practical function in both homes and heavy-use public spaces.