This famous cafe chair was designed by Xavier Pauchard for Tolix. Tolix manufactures and distributes its own furniture line to this day, and the cafe chair or Chaise A as it is known, is still in production.
As an uncorroborated story has it, the chair was used in the weather forecasting room on a battleship and later supplied to bars by breweries in exchange for selling their beer. While this arrangement between bars and breweries ended in the 1970s, the demand for these chairs and stools didn't stop and they were reissued in 1986 because fans were looking high and low for authentic Tolix chairs. The draw is the great lines, comfort, rubber feet(if they are still in-tact), stacking ability, indoor or outdoor use & they come in a variety of FAB colors. I love the washed blue with a cute light green cushion. I will find my bargain set of 4 one day.
In the meantime...swoon over these pics.