Cult

Cult

Founded by Richard Munao in 1997, Cult is an Australian owned company that supplies superior, quality designer furniture including tables, chairs, lounges, lighting and accessories. Over the 20 years, Cult has grown into Australia and New Zealand’s leading design destination with one of the most comprehensive collections of brand partners.

Cult proudly supplies exceptional international brands including Fritz Hansen, Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Carl Hansen & Sons, Zanotta, &tradition, Vipp and Louis Poulsen. In addition to its international brand partners, Cult launched its own Australian design brand, NAU, in 2017.

Cult is dedicated to supporting and promoting Australian design talent and has been involved in a range of national awards programs.  In addition to its flagship showroom in Sydney, Cult has showrooms in Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland as well as distributors in Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Singapore.


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Brisbane
Singapore

Founded by Richard Munao in 1997, Cult is an Australian owned company that supplies superior, quality designer furniture including tables, chairs, lounges, lighting and accessories. Over the 20 years, Cult has grown into Australia and New Zealand’s leading design destination with one of the most comprehensive collections of brand partners.

Latest News

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“Design is in my blood”: Q&A with designer Kathy Arnold

Sydney-based Kathy Arnold is a lover of all things design and has close to 30 years of industry experience. We caught up with her about the latest pursuits.

Icons of Gubi all the way from Copenhagen

A visit to Copenhagen is not complete without popping by the Gubi showroom to experience the brand ‘at home’ – and what a place to explore and enjoy!

Investing back into Australian manufacturing: Richard Munao and the Mark Tuckey acquisition

The news is out that Corporate Culture has acquired the Mark Tuckey brand. We catch up with Richard Munao to understand the back story and his aspirations for this long-standing Australian design and manufacturing business.

Recognition, promotion and brand new roles: On The Move September

From promotions in architecture and new roles in the arts to milestone retirements, there’s been a bit of everything happening across our creative industries in September.

Rising star Timothy Robertson honours his heritage with unique native Australian timber

Inspired by his furniture-maker father, Timothy Robertson explores the beauty of natural timber in an elegant seating range designed exclusively for Cult’s in-house Australian brand, Nau.

Taking poetic license with H+O’s Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer

H+O’s ceramic practice is a wild exploration of surface and colour, feeding into interior concepts that plunge us deep into the sight, sound and taste of a space.

Vale Rodolfo Dordoni 1954 – 2023

This week we say goodbye to renowned Italian designer Rodolfo Dordoni and reflect on the enormous influence he had on the design industry.

The Cult OUTLET is here! A go-to platform for high-end bargains

Cult OUTLET is a permanent clearance e-store giving customers the chance to secure items from international brands at significantly discounted prices.

The delicacy of origami and the strength of steel combined

&Tradition launches Rotate: an inspired trolley which integrates unique elemental qualities into highly functional design.

Design the world you want, with Melbourne Design Week

The 2023 program for Melbourne Design Week is now live online, and it’s taking over the city, as well as the state. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

The ultimate see and do guide to Milan Furniture Fair

We’ve collated all the Milan Furniture Fair guides from a set of our favourite suppliers. Your Milan journey starts here.

Subtle touches to bring new life to a Børge Mogensen classic

Børge Mogensen is a name seen with increasing regularity as his classic Danish designs prove to be as comfortable as they are iconic. Original lounges are a constant in auctions with original pieces fetching high prices.

A party to remember – Cult’s 25th anniversary

To mark the official opening of its Design Icons exhibition, Cult hosted an unforgettable event in the Sydney showroom.

25 of the world’s most transcendent designs: Now on show at Cult

Launched last night in Sydney, Cult presents Cult Design Icons. An exhibition curated by Australia’s top design influencers, it is a comprehensive celebration of design at its most timeless and transcendent.

For the future workplace: Your first look at nau’s exciting new contract collection

The workplace of the future takes shape with the release of Cult’s new nau contract look book. Discover within new releases from designers Adam Goodrum and Tom Fereday for Cult’s in-house design brand, nau.

“2023 is all about preparing for the future”: Designers on the move

Is it really February already?! With 2023 already well on its way, it’s time for our first On The Move round-up of promotions and hires across the design industry. Who’s moved in 2023?

The life and career of Cult founder Richard Munao

A self-professed “thinker”, Cult founder Richard Munao has perfected the art of the ‘surprise’, never letting himself or his 25-year-strong business become complacent. Munao shares some of the secrets to his success.

Cult’s new Singapore destination

The new Cult showroom in Singapore has the locals buzzing as the renowned Australian furniture and lighting supplier opens its first physical store in downtown Chinatown that will have design aficionados beating a pathway to its door.

12 design objects to covet this Christmas

Christmas is upon us and so are the gift buying emails! Side-step your inbox and check out Gillian Serisier’s
top 12 gift-worthy design objects.

Give a meaningful gift with the Cult blood drive

In partnership with Life Blood, Cult has launched a blood drive with the goal of reaching 100 blood donations throughout December. The initiative is one close to their hearts, in honour of long-time team member Chelsea Rodrigues.


Projects Featuring Cult Products


Dissections

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King Street Coworking Space, by Kennedy Nolan

Could your office headquarters double as a collective workspace? Kennedy Nolan’s vivid reimaging of 25 King Collective for Excelon Group brings modern functionality to an historic tenancy.

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.

University of Adelaide, by ARM Architecture

The dynamic upgrades ARM Architecture made across two buildings at the University of Adelaide are proof that creating effective learning environments is about more than providing practical outcomes for students.

Salamanca

The new Parliament Square development symbolises the current rejuvenation of Hobart and the Salamanca Building is the key.

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

Mercedes Me Melbourne

When is a showroom not a showroom? Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new Me Store. Mercedes Me Melbourne inhabits a shell by Woods Bagot, as part of the Rialto Towers street level refurbishment.

NAB Place

The National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Brisbane Headquarters, NAB Place, designed by global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, sets a new benchmark in collaborative workplace environments.

Suncorp

Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.

Mirvac HQ

When builder/developer Mirvac decided half-way through the development process for the EY Centre at 200 George Street, Sydney to move their headquarters into six levels of the building, it was a vote of confidence in their own project.

TVNZ Television Centre

With all this buzz around ‘human focused’ design, architects and designers are having to think far more creatively around how to best integrate ‘responsiveness’ into workplaces – especially if your client is a rapid live news outlet. For New Zealand firm Warren and Mahoney, the design of Television New Zealand’s new Auckland headquarters was driven by their interest in the ‘power of people’ and the translation of their collective behaviours into the built form.

Willinga Park Equestrian Centre by Cox Architecture & Sally Heiatt Interiors

Place-specific design is so very de rigueur. But beyond the obvious, how is place-driven design being strategically integrated across both macro and micro aspect of a mega development? This was Terry Snow’s objective for his best-in-class Willinga Park Equestrian Centre – and Cox Architecture have delivered.

Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula by Carr

Luxury used to mean the consumption of precious objects and items. Then it became the consumption of exclusive services. Now, it’s all about “transformative experiences” – this is luxury 3.0. And Carr is pioneering this outrageous new archetype with one of 2017’s most Instagrammed projects.

Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

The shopping mall is making a comeback – but not in the way you might expect. SJB reimagines the retail experience at Sydney’s iconic Chifley Plaza through a clever pairing of Manhattan Art Deco nostalgia and a design strategy that appeals to our hearts and our feet.

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Carr Design Group combines corporate, residential and hospitality design principles for a diverse and flexible function space at the Collins Square Events Centre. Have they created the ultimate new design typology for next-gen hospitality? We think yes…

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.

Russell McVeagh Auckland by Warren and Mahoney

The legal sector has traditionally adhered to a strict workplace hierarchy, with senior staff allotted a private office and entry-level employees assigned to the ‘open-plan’. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the new head office for New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh, challenges the antiquated workplace approach with a daring, material-rich agile strategy.

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

The old-school ‘client showroom’ is in desperate need of a shake-up – but where to start? Designed by Futurespace, PwC’s new Melbourne headquaters is purpose-built to break down traditional barriers between staff and clients. The results are extraordinary.

University of Melbourne Arts West by ARM Architecture & Architectus

What is ‘salon learning’ and how is design responding to this new educational format? Arts West, Melbourne Univeristy’s riotous new Arts Faculty by ARM Architecture and Architectus, reimagines on-campus learning via the philosophy of object-based learning.

Unispace Headquarters Melbourne, by Unispace

How can ‘smart workplaces’ stay flexible when advancements in integrated technology move so quickly? Unispace’s new Melbourne studio exhibits a built-in fluid and mutable working style that transcends the clunkiness of faddish design trends and wire-driven technology.

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

How does the world’s most influential auditing firm self-audit? Designed by Geyer, the new Deloitte Head Quarters in Perth is a stellar case study for self-analysis and designing for the (sometimes opposing) needs of many in a single space.