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.
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.
On the surface, the Bastille Bar Stool is a sturdy and stylish bar stool with an industrial-chic sensibility. Below its rust-resistant galvanized steel surface, the Bastille is an accurately proportioned, premium quality reproduction of the Marais Bar Stool, designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard, as part of his iconic Marais seating collection. Mr. Pauchard is credited with having introduced galvanized steel furniture construction to France, and the Marais collection was considered revolutionary. The designs were extremely popular at the time and could be seen all over Paris in cafes, bistros and offices. They maintained relevancy throughout the remainder of the 20th century, and thanks to a revival of interest in industrial design, have even gained a new momentum of popularity in recent years.
The Bastille Bar Stool celebrates all of the unique qualities that made the original so great. Over 80 years after the debut of the Marais, the Bastille is constructed using the very same processes (which require 100 manual operations). Availability in a variety of metallic tones and on-trend pop colors broadens the Bastille's function within industrial-inspired and modern homes and public spaces alike. Its sturdy construction, wide variety of stocked options and value make the Bastille Bar Stool a perfect choice for bars, ice cream shops and restaurants.