Robust, lovely, strong and Australian-made are usually not phrases often used to explain flatpack furnishings, until you’re speaking concerning the new Nami vary by nau, Cult’s in-house design model.
Designed by Sydney-based furnishings designer Tom Fereday, Nami (that means ‘wave’ in Japanese) encompasses eight items made in NSW from sustainably licensed strong timber.
4 of Nami’s merchandise (Spherical Eating Desk, Rectangle Eating Desk, Espresso Desk, and Mattress) are created from flat-packing strong timber – a singular and sustainably-minded resolution permitting lower-impact supply and set up even in small, difficult areas. Tables and beds may be merely assembled or disassembled with a single allen key, leading to an extremely robust meeting really designed to final a lifetime.
‘The Nami assortment started as an experimentation into flat-packing furnishings – the thought of its worth,’ says Tom. ‘We actually needed to check that idea and actually clarify which you could have extremely robust, furnishings items that appropriately contemplate how folks dwell at present.’
Additionally within the assortment is the Nami Couch, Armchair, and Ottoman that every undertake an equally sculptural and strong type. These inviting, lozenge-shaped designs can be found in a collection of upholstery choices, which circulate seamlessly onto a timber base.
Nami is Tom’s second collaboration beneath nau’s distinctive enterprise mannequin fostering the following era of Australian designers. ‘What makes nau so distinctive is the very fact we work with Australian designers, however we truly take their merchandise from idea to product,’ says Richard Munao, founder and managing director of Cult. ‘What that enables is for Australian designers and creatives to be extra artistic, and focus their consideration on creating the most effective designs for nau to take to market.’
Nami is one in all a number of new ranges in nau’s 2021 assortment alongside Australian-made furnishings and lighting items from fellow native designers Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, and Adam Cornish.