Denton Corker Marshall entered an exhibition ‘The Australian Chair’ in 1989 and the Adelphi chair evolved from this design. The firm was looking to design a simple, reasonably priced chair with clean lines for the restaurant and café.
The Italian furniture company Edra Mazzi approached Denton Corker Marshall to develop a new dining chair and table based on ideas seen in the Adelphi Hotel furniture.
Edra Mazzei described the chair as … ‘representative of the studio’s architecture: a smart minimalism with refined effects of materials and colours. The chair, with its structure of steel and seat of opaline plastic, resembles, in its thin profile; a folded sheet of paper, offering the simple elegance of a gesture.’
Edra Mazzei requested the design of a suitable table to match, and this was subsequently designed and manufactured – a square table with interchangeable glazed, opaque, or transparent acrylic resin tops in a range of colours.