The Tolix was designed in France by Xavier Pauchard shortly after the 1st World War. Pauchard found himself in charge of a flourishing factory manufacturing galvanised sheet-metal domestic items, which at the time, embodied household comfort. Crafted of sheet metal the Tolix was revolutionary; light, easy to maintain and inexpensive. A great success, it found its way into factories, offices and hospitals, as well as cafe terraces and in public parks. It’s enduring popularity since 1934 earned it a place in the Vitra Design Museum. That’s pretty iconic, as things go.