Gordon Andrews (1914-2001) is probably Australia's best known international designer of the mid fifties. Born in Ashfield, New South Wales, he trained at the Sydney Technical College, and worked in England and Italy. In England he helped design the Festival of Britain science pavilion, and redesigned Olivetti's showrooms. He established a practice in Sydney in 1955. He designed Australia's decimal currency notes. He has also designed jewellery, fabrics, ephemera, offices, shops, sculptures, pottery and furniture, being especially well-known for his Rondo chair. In the mid 20th century he worked closely with Marion Best who was the interior designer for the Boyd house. From: Carter's "Collecting Australiana", William & Dorothy Hall, published by John Furphy Pty. Ltd. 2005
Gordon Andrews, Rondo Chair, designed c. 1959, of scoop shape, with internal fibreglass structure, upholstered in green and blue wool fabric, raised on iron star base, height 84 cm, width 75 cm. Provenance: Marion Hall Best, thence by descent, c. 1959, Lab
1994-95 football Pogs in album, noted 1995 Crown Andrews base sets (80 x 2 sets), Kini slammers (16 x 6), Blue Foil Captains (16) & Blue Foil Club Logos (16); 1994 Coca-Cola Pogs for Vic (40), SA (40) & WA (40); plus 1995 Coca-Cola Pogs for Vic (47), SA (4
Gordon Andrews, early 'Rondo' chair, designed 1956, cast aluminium splayed base, upholstered in brown and faded red fabric. Height 79 cm Provenance: Literature: Andrews, Gordon. a Designers life, South Australia: Griffin press, 1993, p103
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