EVENT GALLERY. Highlights from Design Show 2023

Thank you to all who visited us at Design Show Australia 2023! It was fantastic to connect with so many industry friends, old and new, and unveil the new Pa range by Timothy Robertson for nau.

Photography by Amy Hemmings

At Design Show Australia we unveiled Pa - an elegant new seating range designed by Timothy Robertson for Cult’s in-house Australian design brand, nau

Designed to mimic the feeling of a “big warm hug”, the new Pa seating collection is defined by its pared-back minimalism and elegant curves - an ode to simplicity, comfort and the beauty of our natural landscape. The name ‘Pa’ is a heartfelt tribute to the designer’s father, symbolising the wisdom and support passed down through generations of Australian furniture designers.

Crafted from a range of unique native Australian timbers or American hardwoods, the Pa collection includes a Lounge Chair, Dining Armchair and Counter/Bar Stool.

Styled against a striking blue backdrop, the new Pa collection was unveiled in a rich burgundy and vivid blue palette, complimented by accents of polished chrome and warm native timbers.

Additional styling elements set the scene including &Tradition Flowerpot lighting in Cobalt Blue and leafy Eucalyptus arrragements. 

All elements from the stand design will be re-used in Cult showrooms; the plinths have found a permanent home at the Cult Melbourne showroom and the blue curtains have been installed at HAY Sydney, adding a vibrant pop of colour to the space.

In just six months, Timothy Roberston has excelled from winning 'Australia's Next Top Designer' at Design Show in October 2022 to launching his own capsule collection with leading Australian design brand, nau, at the 2023 edition of this event.

We sat down with Timothy to discuss his career in design, the process behind designing the Pa range and much more - read the Q&A to learn more about Timothy!

Read Q&A >

Pa was unnveiled exclusively in upholstery from Kvadrat Maharam, including Maharam Tinge (a rich, cobalt-blue leather) and Maharam Oxbow (a fine woven burgundy and blue check). 

Read more about the nau x Kvadrat Maharam collaboration > 

nau is a contemporary design brand celebrated for championing a uniquely Australian creative vision, with a versatile collection that spans both residential and commercial applications. 

Pa is available for pre-order now and will arrive in stock in October 2023.

FEATURED PRODUCTS. Shop the exhibition

Pa Lounge Chair - nau

Pa Dining Armchair - nau

Pa Dining Chair - nau

Pa Stool - nau

Milia Seyppel Vase - Karakter

Nami Column Table - nau

VP9 Flowerpot Lamp - &Tradition

VP7 Flowerpot Pendant - &Tradition

Design Show Australia is the nation’s largest and most significant exhibition for interiors, architecture and fit-out solutions – showcasing the world’s leading brands, manufacturers, superstar designers and future design trends for creators and makers of amazing commercial and residential spaces. Alongside the exhibition, the event features a series of talks, interviews and masterclasses with international designers. 

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