Learn about Gordon Andrews

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
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Gordon Andrews. Pair of circular stools. Fibreglass & steel

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

Alex Grahame Andrews (b.1947) Forest Gums & Wattle oil on composition board signed lower right inscribed & titled verso 120 x 90 cm

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 (1914 -2001), stool, designed 1961 black painted steel frame with tan leather seat. Height 68 cm. Width 52 cm. Depth 52 cm

Gordon Andrews (1914 - 2001), hexagonal coffee table, c. 1960 bevel edged plywood top veneered in white laminex on cast aluminium splayed base. Height 36 cm. Diameter 76 cm

James Connell (b.1863 Glasgow) University Chapel, St Andrews + the Pends St Andrews + Wallace Monument by C Dickens (3) etchings framed together 2, signed, 33 x 65 cm overall

Gordon Andrews, Rondo Chair, designed 1956, cast aluminium splayed base, original upholstery. Height 79 cm

Gordon Andrews, stool, desinged 1956, cow hide, black steel frame. Height 68 cm. Provenance: Victoria and Albert Boutique, double Bay

Gordon Andrews, stool, designed 1955, cow hide, red painted steel frame. Height 68 cm. Provenance: Victoria and Albert Boutique, double Bay

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