The new NAU
Cult is celebrating Australian talent with a just-released range by local designers.
Cult showcases its Australian collection
Cult has specialised in contemporary European design since founder Richard Munao opened his first showroom in Chippendale, Sydney, in 1997 with a handful of brands. Twenty years on, the firm has released NAU, the first full Australian collection.
In 2014, Munao released a capsule range from Australian designer Adam Goodrum: the result was called AG x Cult. Since then, the brand has expanded the range, featuring the work of Goodrum, along with work by Adam Cornish, Jack Flanagan and Gavin Harris. It’s distinctly Australian – urbane, clean-lined, somehow lightweight and contemporary, featuring luxurious fabrics and lots of timber.
It’s all quite lovely, but we are particularly fond of Goodrum’s ‘Aran’ range – crisp yet soft curves with built-in bolsters on a couch and bedhead – as well as his ‘Plum’ and ‘Fat Tulip’ chairs. Cornish’s ‘Takushi’ table, meanwhile, is elegantly spare, featuring a wooden top and powder-coated steel frame.
“I truly believe we’re on the cusp of a new Australian design movement,” says Munao. “I’m incredibly proud to introduce NAU to the market and promote Australian creativity to the world.”
Bottom The ‘Nest’ table by Adam Goodrum for NAU finds its way into many workable spaces.
Left Soft curves in the ‘Aran’ armchair by Adam Goodrum for NAU.
Below ‘Malloy’ dining table, coffee table and chair by Adam Goodrum for NAU.