The new NAU

Cult is cel­e­brat­ing Aus­tralian tal­ent with a just-re­leased range by lo­cal de­sign­ers.

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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.

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