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Everyone (and by everyone I mean designer furniture enthusiasts) is familiar with the Tolix Model A Chair, but I’d like to shift the spotlight to Model A’s lesser known cousin – the Tolix H stool. Crafted out of sheet metal, these stools possess the same qualities as their famous cousins. Namely unequalled lightness, easy maintenance, and availablity at a relatively low price.

The Tolix range was designed by Xavier Pauchard in the 1930′s. Pauchard was a pioneer in galvanization. Benefits of the various Tolix models are that they are rustproof, robust and stackable. Tolix chairs started out their lives in factories, offices and hospitals, but have now become synonymous with modern-day bistros and cafés.

I think the H stools look marvellous in a variety of interiors, but I especially enjoy them when there is a high-end/low-end mix employed with the Tolix H stools bringing an industrial flavor. Like the image above.

The H stools come in a variety of sizes. I like the taller ones for simple seating, but the shorter ones are great in terms of versatility – I’m thinking duel use as a seat, and/or a side table.

If you’d like to own a piece of French design history, or just learn more, hop on over to the Tolix site.

 

Source: Tolix | Images 1  2  3  4

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“The DCM (“dining chair, metal legs”) was designed in 1946. This wonderful and extremely comfortable chair has been in continuous production at Herman Miller since 1949. The molded plywood dining chairs offer the same exceptional comfort and enduring style as the lounge chairs. But they’re sized to work at the table.

These Eames chairs are molded to fit the contours of the body, so sitting on this icon of modern design feels good. By molding thin sheets of lightweight veneer into gently curved shapes, Charles and Ray Eames managed to give a hard material a soft appearance and establish the foundation for the design of modern furniture.”

Based on the Eames LCW, the Eames DCM appeals to me as its the more utilitarian, lighter sibling. I love the weightless feeling this chair has when placed in an interior.

“In 1999, in its Millennium issue,Time magazine named the chairs Best Design of the 20th Century. Runner-up: a steam locomotive.”

 

Source: Herman Miller | Images 1 2 3

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