In 1973 Sir John Crawford retired as Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University and I was asked by Ross Hohnen to design a table centrepiece candelabra.
The black bean base was made by Peter Darling, Head of Woodworking at Research School of Physical Sciences and the silverwork was carried out by Frank Burden, Head of Metalworking, also at RSPhys.S.
Both were superb craftsmen and all in the ANU Design Unit were delighted with their work.
Sir John died in 1984 and presented it to University House where it can now be seen.
(I suspect he really didn’t like it)