nau is a contemporary Australian design brand, offering furniture, lighting and accessories by a collective of Australia’s most curious, talented and spirited designers. New by necessity, Australia’s design culture stems from a place of isolation.
Our influences are unique from the rest of the world, and we have no design ancestry with which to adhere. We utilise and embrace our extreme natural landscapes and unique materials, from closed canopy forests to dense dry bush and open rolling plains.
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 Fritz Hansen, Louis Poulsen, HAY, Gubi, Carl Hansen & Son and Zanotta.
In 2014 Cult launched its first exclusive collection of Australian furniture; the AG x Cult capsule of residential and commercial pieces by designer Adam Goodrum. Since then, Cult’s product development arm has grown significantly in size and recognition to a collective of designers from around Australia.
nau was born to establish these designs as one brand and promote Australian creativity to the world.