Chantal Andriot took the helm of the French company Tolix in 2004, and through her passion for the brand and innovative approach, this iconic company has been revived. The new perforated collection (2009) was her idea - a brainstorm that came from seeing a piece of perforated steel in the factory. She challenged her team to design a chair that was perforated but still structurally sound. One year, and countless prototypes later, they succeeded. The perforated chairs and stools bring a unique twist to the classic Marais designed in 1934. The Marais Collection will stand up to the rigors of public use, but should be protected from wet weather conditions to maintain the finish. Made in France.