In 1927 Xavier Pauchard, a pioneer of galvanisation in France, registered the trade name "Tolix" and began manufacturing chairs, armchairs, stools and other metal furniture at his Autun, Burgundy based glavanized sheet metal company. Different models were developed over time, including their iconic Model A chair. which was introduced in 1934. The brand continued in the same family until 2004. The brand was revived by Chantal Andriot and began producing new collections in 2010. Tolix stll makes its iconic metal furniture in a rainbow of bright colors.