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Made in France
Designed in 1956 by Jean Pauchard
Raw Varnished, Painted or Galvanised finish
To see Large Images click on the Zoom Image Icon. The Main image above is a Pink Painted Finish. The images underneath are Raw Varnished Finish, Red Painted Finish & White Painted Finish.
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This product is subject to a 'Large Item' freight surcharge of an additional $8 per item.
Tolix Chaise A56
In 1956 when Jean Pauchard designed the armchair to go with his father’s Chaise A, the first Managing Director of the newly established Tolix Company was creating one of the 20th Centuries classics. Based on the Chaise A, and because it was the year 1956, the chair was called the A56. Half a century later, the Fauteuil A56 (Armchair A56) designed by Jean Pauchard has become one of the most influential pieces of 20th Century metal furniture design.
It looks amazing with modern straight lines, and sits with equal comfort next to old antique pine tables or teak and walnut heavy legged family heirlooms. It is also equally at home as a stand alone bedroom or hallway chair.
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Ordering & Custom Orders
Please note that as all Tolix furniture is made to order in France, production and shipping lead times can be lengthy.
If we do not have what you require in stock, then we can custom order any of the Tolix colours or finishes for you, so please contact us with your specific requirements and we can advise you of the timing for ordering and delivery. Return to Top
The Chair 'A56' is available in the following finishes:
RAW VARNISHED - Price $495
Raw steel with a transparent soft gloss varnish - for Interior Use
The Raw Varnished finish is timeless and gives the chair its industrial quality. This finish most reflects the age of the design and sits comfortably next to all surfaces. The Industrial finish is evidenced in the slight differences in color due to the variations in the original metal sheet. In addition the welds and joins used to assemble the chair can be seen under the varnish.
PAINTED - Price $495
Gloss paint finish - for Interior Use
The Chair A56 is available in approximately 50 paint colours. The bright glossy finish ranges from the sophistication of whites and creams, to fun reds, yellows, and ... The Painted finish is a great way to add energy and colour to a room.
The chairs are fully painted using a mixed epoxy-polyester thermosetting paint.
To view the Tolix colour swatch please click here
GALVANISED VARNISHED - Price$695
Zinc coated steel with a transparent gloss varnish - for Exterior or Interior Use
Galvanized steel has gone through a chemical process to keep it from corroding or rusting. The steel gets coated in layers of zinc and then a clear varnish is applied.
When steel is submerged in melted zinc, the chemical reaction permanently bonds the zinc to the steel through the processing of galvanizing, and rust won't attack this protective metal. Zinc also protects the steel by acting as a "sacrificial layer." If, for some reason, rust does take hold on the surface of galvanized steel, the zinc will get corroded first.
GALVANISED NON VARNISHED - Price$655
Zinc coated steel (no varnish) - for Exterior or Interior Use
As per the Galvanised Varnished finish except there is no varnish applied. Return to Top
Made in Burgundy France in the original factory - guaranteed authenticity
Steel construction for strength and durability
Multiple finishes and 50 colours available
Cross Brace under seat for added strength
Stackable for convenience
Cross Brace with rubber sleeves to protect the chairs when stacking
Seat height: 44cm
Width of seat: 36cm
Width at floor: 45cm
Please note that over 100 manual operations are involved in the production of each Tolix Chair A56, and as such there may be slight variations in the above dimensions. Return to Top