Jean Pauchard France (1913-2009)

Born in 1913, Jean is the son of Xavier Pauchard, the founder of Tolix. At the death of his father in 1948, he became the company CEO and created new pieces of furniture that were still rooted in the family history of design.

In 1956, Pauchard designed an arm chair to go with the Chaise A chair by his father. Based on the Chaise A, he named the arm chair A56. Over 50 years later, the A56 arm chair is one of the most influential metal furniture pieces of our time.