Bastille Cafe Stacking Arm Chair
A Classic Inspired By a Classic
Inmod's Bastille Cafe Armchair is an accurate reproduction of Jean Pauchard's iconic Marais A56 Armchair, and is available in an industrial-inspired gunmetal finish. Its classic finish, as well as its construction techniques remain faithful to those of the original. Ideal for residential and commercial use, the Bastille Cafe Armchair is a stylish win-win for homes, cafes & dining establishments alike.
In 1934, Xavier Pauchard designed what would become the quintessential industrial cafe chair, the Marais A Chair (manufactured by Tolix), and what was originally introduced into Parisian cafes, restaurants and offices, over time became one of the most recognized icons in 20th century mainstream design worldwide. Xavier passed away in 1948, and his son Jean, following in his footsteps, designed the Marais A56 (named for the year he designed it). While his father brought galvanized steel furniture manufacturing to France decades before, through an intricate process comprised of 100 manual operations, Jean's creation was an armchair to compliment his father's. Over 80 years after the introduction of the Marais concept, both chairs have enjoyed worldwide recognition and a recent growth in popularity, thanks to a global revival of appreciation in industrial design & decor. If the times prove one thing, it's that the Marais Chairs are timeless.