Bastille Cafe Stacking Arm Chair (Antique Turquoise)
An Industrial Classic with Rustic Charm
The Bastille Cafe Stacking Armchair (Antique Turquoise) offers a uniquely vintage take on a timeless classic. Inspired by Jean Pauchard's A56 Armchair (aka Marais A56 by Tolix), the Bastille features an elegantly "worn" turquoise finish that takes the classic design to new levels of style and function. Surface detail variation gives each piece its own industrial-rustic character and the powder-coated finish makes the chair suitable for outdoor use.
We often wonder if Jean & Xavier knew how their contributions would impact design in the 20th and 21st centuries. When Xavier introduced the Marais A Chair in 1934, he had also introduced galvanized steel furniture making to the world. Shortly after its birth, it was adopted by cafes, restaurants, hospitals and offices all over France due to its solid construction and stylish versatility. In 1956, eight years after Xavier's passing, his son Jean introduced an updated version that addressed the original's single limitation. Jean's A56 was built on the same frame and included a stylish curved back with arms, breathing new life, functionality and appeal into what had already become a hugely popular design.
The Bastille embraces and stays true to the original production process (one that requires 100 manual operations). From its authentic look, rustic feel and commercial-grade durability, the Bastille offers vintage elegance, extreme durability and practical function in both homes and heavy-use public spaces.