Driven by the ambition to bring premium European design to Australia, Richard Munao established Cult in 1997 with a humble showroom in the backstreets of Chippendale. Since then, Cult has grown into the leading purveyor of the best international design in Australia and New Zealand, with a portfolio of over 35 brands across furniture, lighting and accessories, such as Republic of Fritz Hansen, Louis Poulsen, HAY, Magis, Carl Hansen Son and Poltrona Frau. During this 20-year journey, Cult has evolved from showroom estination to fullservice design house; diversifying into the production, manufacture and
retail of Australian design, together with the education and advocacy for authentic design. In 2014 Cult launched its first exclusive collection of Australian furniture; the AG x Cult capsule of residential and commercial pieces by acclaimed designer Adam Goodrum. Since then, Cult’s product development arm has grown significantly in size and recognition; a collective of designers from around Australia now designing furniture, lighting and accessories for Cult.
The time is now to establish these designs as one brand, and promote Australian creativity to the world. From this, nau is born.
chameleon table in walnut and black powdercoatNamed after its ability to cleverly adapt to its environment, Chameleon is an agile structure that takes commercial configuration to new levels. Its range of articulated features are a product of extensive engineering, offering limitless dimensional, typological and aesthetic table solutions with a singular design language.With an overall aesthetic that reflects the seamlessness of its mechanics, the Chameleon is refined in its engineering, functional in design and versatile in form, ready to adapt to the dynamic world for which it was designed.
jolly light in eucalyptArising from the desire to create a playful lighting collection, Jolly is an exploration of form and material. Translucent, hand-blown glass is juxtaposed against solid coloured metal rods and shades to create a balance of material composition, while the asymmetric elfin-like form injects a cheerful sense of joy.Jolly is available in a refined pallet of black, eucalypt, burgundy and satin-polished brass, designed to complement the soft glow of the opal glass shades.
sia chair in a variety of timber finishes with a black frameNamed after its unique adjustable backrest, SIA, meaning movement, is a lightweight timber chair that is slender in design yet uncompromising in comfort. Shaped from solid natural timber, the curved seat and articulated back is contrastedby a minimal steel frame that supports the sculptural timber elements and allows for a convenient stackable design. While originally conceived for the dining room, the SIA chair is perfect for both commercial and residential applications.
strand table and chair in oak with a white frameThe philosophy behind Strand is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts; each component works with the other to create pieces that rely solely on their unison. Inspired by the vintage steel furniture from the 1950s, the collection is made from simple,tactile materials, chosen for their honesty and ability to age with dignity. Quaint, intricate and tactile, Strand is humble enough for homes and cafes, yet strong and ergonomically suited to commercial applications.
in a variety of timber
and powdercoat finishesNest is a set of two tables that can function nested together or separated individually. Stacked, they create totemic shapes that add interest to any room. Deployed, they cantilever over sofas, beds and chairs, or simply float around a room; a space-saving and flexiblealternative to a coffee table. Mix and match your set of Nest tables from a range of powdercoated aluminium colours, laminates and timbers to create a custom configuration that suits you and your home or office.
in natural ash timber and
kvadrat tonus meadow 115Timelessly luxurious, the Aran range includes a bed, armchair and sofa; all of which feature a unique hand-stitched bolster detail. Setting new standards in the elegance of ergonomics and functionalism, the bolster forms an integrated armrest and interesting visual relief.Aran looks good from all angles, an increasingly important feature due to the rise in open-plan living. The collection is available in a selection of rich aniline leathers, textured wool fabrics and natural timbers.
in white powdercoatBell is inspired by the legendary architect Carlo Scarpa, who saw great beauty in the art of two elements working together as a whole. The design features an outer dome that sits over an inner cylinder, creating an internal void that hides the light source.Made with spun aluminium, Bell’s understated elegance lies in its simple and pure geometry; a versatile light that sets a warmly refined mood in commercial and residential spaces. Bell is provided with a 3m cord and an LED light source rated to 50,000 hours.
plumWith its gently scooped arm rests and arched back, Plum is a delicately feminine easy chair with a conservative footprint. Taking cues from the firm yet refined styles common in Scandinavia, Plum combines tautly upholsteredfabric or leather with elegant solid timber legs. Paired with the matching footstool, Plum’s universally appealing design language means it is right at home in all types of living spaces.
in black stained ash
and Kvadrat Balder 982
bowerInspired by the rambling style nests created by the bowerbird, Bower is open, organic and gentle; bringing a natural and calm aesthetic to workplaces. Functionally, the architecture of this design controls acoustics as the undulatingshapes catch and absorb noise, while aesthetically the vertical woven elements appear to be growing like vines. Entirely modular, Bower is designed for ease of assembling on-site, taking into account weight restrictions and lift dimensions.
116 upholstery and instyle ecoustic felt in light grey
molloyElegantly sculptural, the ‘Molloy’ range of dining tables, chairs, shelving and coffee tables feature fluid detailing inspired by a rare act of nature. The idea for the artfully rounded joinery, where two elements meet and seamlessly become one, comes from the unusual meeting of two rivers to form the Molloy River in Western Australia – a place where Adam Goodrum and his family hand-built a holiday home.Originally a series of timber pieces, Goodrum extends the ‘Molloy’ collection with the launch of the ‘Molloy Modular’ range – a contemporary take on the original designs using powder-coated aluminium legs in place of timber. The use of aluminium means each piece can be individually customised in length, height and width, and can also be assembled on-site, easing the transport and installation process.
molloy modular shelving
fat tulip armchair
in oak timber and kvadrat hero 311
A modern take on the traditional club chair, the Fat Tulip sofa and armchair are spectacularly comfortable show-stoppers. Strong intersecting curves create immediate graphic interest; a no-fuss design that needs no embellishment.
The seat volumes are made with engineered foam for stability and comfort, and sit firmly on low-profile timber legs. Perfectly proportioned; a future classic.
in walnut timber and olive powdercoat
Elegant, functional and adaptable, Takushi features a folded steel leg detail that appears to float independently from the table top.
It is designed with a limited number of components, reducing its cost and environmental impact. The table top is available in timber veneer or laminate.
in natural ash timber, kvadrat sunniva 172 upholstery
Inspired by the Australian modernist architecture prevalent on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bilgola is a lightweight collection of furniture that includes a lounge chair, coffee table, dining table and chair, dining bench and daybed.
Modern and versatile, the chair and sofa designs feature an exposed linear frame, paired with a canvas sling support and voluminous cushions. These pieces are stackable and appropriate for residential and commercial use.