How To Inject A Little French Chic Into Your Café Or Restaurant

If you’re looking to give your café or restaurant a makeover then French industrial designer chic may not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, you could be missing out one of the greatest all time classics if you overlook this area. Here at Cafe Furniture Melbourne we’re proud to stock replica Tolix chairs and stools which are sure to bring back the nostalgia of 1930’s Paris.

Xavier Pauchard was the designer behind this iconic furniture. Born in France in 1880 he followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and became a roofer and a zinc worker. However, he also had a huge obsession with metal and was in fact the first person in France to use galvanised steel treated with zinc to protect it from rusting.

Light weight and durable

Weatherproof, lightweight and exceptionally durable his chairs soon grew in popularity and were to be found in all of the French cafés by day and the clubs by night. They were also staple items of furniture in schools and hospitals.

We stock an assortment of replica Tolix chairs which have been manufactured in the same way as the original and stay true to the design. From black and white to warm orange to copper there’s a Tolix chair to suit everyone. Made from steel with a powder coated finish they can be used indoors or out, making them a versatile all-round chair. Other options include an oiled timber seat which merges steel and wood together to produce a stylish chair which looks amazing.

We also have replica Tolix stools and bar stools in an assortment of heights and colours. From vibrant red to green, black or white as well as gorgeous metallic hues, these stools are incredibly useful in a café or restaurant setting.

The industrial look is enjoying a huge resurgence at present and you won’t find a more suited chair or stool to fit this trend than a replica Tolix stool. Not just about looks however, Tolix chairs and stools are practical and versatile too. Made from steel means that they’re extremely durable and can withstand all the rigours of a busy establishment. It doesn’t matter how much of a bashing they take, they just go on looking better. In fact a few bumps and dents here and there just adds character. The chairs are also lightweight, so they can be moved around easily to suit your customers needs, and they can also be stacked which makes for convenient storage. With a wide range of colours, they’re immense fun too and can be used with all manner of décors and themes.

If you flick through any design magazine you’re sure to come across at least one picture of a Tolix chair or stool. So if you fancy the idea of a Tolix chair or stool but without the designer price, then why not take a look at our collection of replica items. Purchasing online is easy by visiting or you can visit out showroom in Preston. Alternatively if you’ve any questions about our products then give us a call on 03 9357 9688 and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.


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