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. We are free to immerse ourselves amongst this, and as a result have carved out a resourceful, hands-on and open-minded design culture. nau is the embodiment of this fresh thinking, broad-spectrum approach, producing designs that are reductive in form, honest in materiality.
nau | Zachary Hanna
Winner of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Design Awards, Stack combines the functionality of several living room objects into one simple yet refined product – a lamp, a bookshelf and a side table. Crafted from solid natural timber with seamlessly integrated wiring, Stack is a thoughtful, timeless and unique object that simplifies home-living. Its sculptural plywood shade creates soft, diffused light, gently illuminating its strong and defined structure. Stack is available in oak, ash and walnut finishes with a black stained timber shade.
SIA Chair Upholstered
nau | Tom Fereday
Named 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 contrasted by a minimal steel frame that supports the sculptural timber elements and allows for a convenient stackable design. SIA was the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Design Award Winner, officially launched at DENFAIR last year. Now, SIA returns to DENFAIR in an upholstered version, with Medina Lacquer fabric by Mokum.
Strand Chair Upholstered
nau | Adam Cornish
The 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. Taking cues from braided steel cables, three aluminium ‘strands’ work in unison to create the outline of the design. Quaint, intricate and tactile, Strand is humble enough for homes and cafes, yet
strong and ergonomically suited to commercial applications. At DENFAIR 2019, NAU will present the new fully upholstered Strand chair in Mokum Medina Lacquer.
Molloy Chair with Arms
nau | Adam Goodrum
Elegantly sculptural, the Molloy collection 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 hand-built a holiday home with his family. Two newly designed collection extensions – the Molloy chair with arms and the Molloy bar stool, will be on display at NAU stand #602.
Jolly Single Rod Pendant
nau | Kate Stokes
Arising 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. Jolly double rod pendant and wall light were presented at DENFAIR 2018, and will now be joined by the previously unseen single-rod version at
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