Shortly after World War 1, Xavier Burgundy found himself in charge of a flourishing manufacture of galvanized sheet-metal creating domestic items, which at the time, embodied household comfort. It was in 1927 that he registered the trademark TOLIX and began production of chairs, armchairs, stools and metal furnitures. The different models, rustproof, robust and stackable, conceived by Xavier Pauchard found their place directly inside factories, offices and hospitals, as well as outside, on cafe terraces and in public parks. At the end of the 50’s, with the succession of his son, Jean, Tolix and it’s 80 workers produced about 60 000 units annually. This prosperous company remained in the same family until 2004. We owe the revival of the brand Tolix to Chantal Andriot. It was with passion and loyalty for the company that this, ex Financial Directrice, launched into the adventure and bought back Tolix. The only woman in a man’s world and with her knowledge she was able to give back a new vitality, in perpetuating the dual standards of quality and innovation to an industry skilled in the making of functional furniture.