Metalworker Xavier Pauchard brought the art of galvanizing steel to France and took the process to the next level by creating the Marais A Chair (1934). The quintessential cafe chair was both elegant and robust enough to grace the decks of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner. It takes 100 manual operations to create a Tolix chair. “Xavier Pauchard’s Chaise A is a perfect synthesis created by a man possessed of an understanding of raw materials, and the tools used to work them,” said Serge Lemoine, former director of Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Made by Tolix in Autun, France, the same Burgundy town where the company first began. Authentic Tolix Chairs, they are impressed with "TOLIX, Made in France". Made in 2011 they are in excellent condition. SOLD.