TOLIX Chair Cover by Henry Wilson.
“In 1907 Xavier Pauchard was the first Frenchman to perform galvanizing. In 1930 his sheet-metal company Tolix, expanded to design and make furniture for factories and ships. The ‘A’ chair was born out of an understanding of material and is a great example of technique and industrial knowledge, informing the aesthetic of the design. Thirty years later, seeing its popularity in commercial settings, his son added arms to the chair. Interestingly this new addition is the one we see in design collections around the world.
Fifty years later, after noticing its acceptance into the domestic market. I have added a fitted vegetable-tan leather cover, which will ‘wear–in’ as used. Its addition also reflects and highlights the chairs ingenious method of production, whilst giving it a suitable indoor application.”