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Nau brand launches to showcase new Australian design

NAU - New Australian Design

Nau brand launches to showcase new Australian design

Emma Tucker | Published 13 hours ago Leave a comment
A new brand launched at this week’s Denfair in Melbourne is hoping to start a “new Australian design movement” with its furniture and lighting by local designers.

NAU - New Australian Design

Nau has collaborated with Adam Cornish, Adam Goodrum, Gavin Harris and Jack Flanagan on everything from millennial pink armchairs to seats with elaborate woven backs.

The pieces, which made their international debut at ICFF in New York last month ahead of their local launch at Denfair, nod to a range of influences, including Italian architecture and open-plan living, as well as Australia’s own buildings and landscape.

NAU - New Australian Design

All the objects use a limited number of components, and focus on minimal wastage and the use of natural materials.

Cornish has tackled the prevalence of bulky sofas with a smaller, more space-conscious version that has rearrangeable modular elements. Other pieces by him include a stripped-back shelving system, a set of powder-coated metal bar stools in muted colours, and a desk that references furniture of the 1950s.

NAU - New Australian Design

Several pieces in the collection have been designed by Goodrum, who contributed a dome-shaped light, a set of wooden tables and chairs that nod to the modernist architecture of Sydney, and a sofa with an oversized nest-like back, designed to offer office workers a moment of privacy

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