A Classic Reimagined: The New T14 Chair from Tolix by

Issue 12 · Spring Forward · March 25, 2014

A Classic Reimagined: The New T14 Chair from Tolix

Issue 12 · Spring Forward · March 25, 2014

For the fist time in 80 years, venerable French furniture company Tolix has unveiled a new chair design. Created by the firm in collaboration with French designer Patrick Norguet, the Tolix T14 is a thoroughly modern chair that stays true to what Tolix has long stood for: industrial elegance, durability, and comfort. 

The simplicity of the Tolix T14 hides its technically-advanced construction: the shell-shaped seat is crafted from a single piece of very thin but very strong stainless steel. This means a notably light weight and no welds (so less likelihood of corrosion). The chair comes in three models: the Tolix T14 Steel Chair (stainless body, arms, and legs; $395), the Tolix T14 Wood Chair (stainless body and arms with wood legs; $495), and an office-chair variation with castors ($495), all of which are available to order in the US through Antiquaire

Tolix T14 by Patrick Norguet, Remodelista

Above: The Tolix T14 Steel Chair is constructed of stainless steel connected with technical plastic parts making it ideal for outdoor use. It's available in white, black, red and avocado finishes, and is $395 from Antiquaire.

Tolix T14 by Patrick Norguet, Remodelista

Above: The Tolix T14 in white paired with its cousin, the Tolix Marais 18-Inch Stool; $180 at Design Within Reach. (Design Within Reach also sells the classic Tolix Marais A Chair, $250, and Tolix Marais A Armchair, on sale in white for $233.75. And, Antiquaire offers the original Tolix A Chair for $249 in all the available Tolix colors and finishes.)

Tolix T14 by Patrick Norguet, Remodelista

Above: The little black dress of the new line—the Tolix T14 in matte black; $395 from Antiquaire. 

Tolix T14 by Patrick Norguet, Remodelista

Above: Called an offspring of the original Tolix, the Tolix T14 Chair carries the Tolix genes in its construction and shape and is made in the same factory in France.

Tolix T14 by Patrick Norguet, Remodelista

Above: The T14 Chair incorporates Tolix design signatures, such as a handle incorporated into the seat for easy maneuverability.

Tolix T14 Wood by Patrick Norguet, Remodelista

Above: For use indoors, the T14 Wood Chair Model stands on wooden legs; $495 at Antiquaire.

A fan of Tolix? We are, too. See our earlier posts featuring the Tolix Tabouret Stool and the Tolix A Industrial Chair. And, for more outdoor seating options, see Alexa's Cafe-Style Outdoor Seating Favorites.

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