Antiquaire carries the classic Tolix A chair in many colors, starting at $225.


National retailers like Design Within Reach, the Conran Shop, and the Sundance catalog all carry a few items (a chair here, a stool there) from Tolix. But there’s only one place in the U.S. where you can get full access to the company’s entire line of industrial steel furniture, in dozens of styles and colors—and it’s right in your backyard:

Antiquaire. Owner Melissa Edelman has a personal relationship with the mom-and-pop factory in the South of France that has been producing this line for some 75 years, and often has vintage piecess—charmingly dinged up—in stock, as well as new ones.

Antiquaire, 1900 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, 847-780-4779;