I'm currently in the process of designing the sales desk/consultation counter for my new eco-store, Sustain. Amidst bouncing ideas around with my fiancée, I saw these Tolix stools on the cover of Living Etc. and felt inspired to check some out. Designed in 1934 by french designer Xavier Pauchard and manufactured by industrial metal-working company Tolix, they have gone from industrial necessities found on battleships, to french café must-haves, to homeware classics. The reason I love these so much is that they're versatile: they are equally at home in a super-rustic Muskokan cottage as they are in an uber-modern setting. I suppose they're eco because they are made of recyclable material, however, I'm going to kick that up a notch by sourcing some that are vintage. Here are a few photos that I've found.