You will probably recognise this stool, but you might not be able to recall the brand or designer. It's produced by a company called Tolix who have been making steel furniture in Burgundy since 1907. Their A Chairs are a frequently sight in French cafes and this stackable bar stool is no less well known. It was designed by Xavier Pauchard in 1934 and is made from galvanised steel. Praised for their hardiness – apparently they were initially used on battleships – they are now more associated with bars or kitchen furniture.
These particular stools are 75cm high and cost £215.