La Chaise Surpil, comfortable, robust and lightweight, since 1927.


The Surpil story, and that of the “Stackable Furniture Company” is first and foremost that of a french inventor, Julien-Henri Porché, who, in 1927 turned his attention to designing furniture made entirely from metal for use in public spaces (restaurant terraces, cafés and other public areas).

He made his mark on French design of the period by creating chairs that were both functional and yet bestowed with a line that was graceful and light through the use of two tubes which were used to form the seat and the back.