Cult Consultations

Our complimentary consultation process begins with getting to know you. 

Due to a spike in COVID-positive cases at Cult, our retail, trade and logistics teams nationwide are currently running at limited capacity. As a result, you may experience extended response times to enquiries, along with limited showroom support. Thank you for your patience while our team on the ground work their hardest to keep things running smoothly.

One of our dedicated retail consultants will work closely with you to understand your needs and vision, before providing tailored advice on furniture, lighting and accessory options. From consultation to selection to delivery, our knowledgeable team will assist you in creating a space that goes beyond expectations, providing one-on-one support each step of the way.

With diverse backgrounds and extensive expertise on design principles, fabric selections, finish options and current trends, our retail team offer a bespoke consultation service that is as individual as you are. We offer in store consultations at our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane showrooms. Virtual consultations are also available via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or FaceTime. We look forward to bringing your unique vision to life.

Meet our Sydney consultants.

Jock Taylor
Regional Sales Manager, NSW & VIC.

After starting his career in QLD and working as a Sales Consultant at our Brisbane showroom, Jock relocated to the UK where he spent 9 years in London. Whilst overseas, Jock worked in various sales and management positions for a number of Cult brands. His most recent role before returning to Australia and joining the Cult team was with Danish lighting brand, Louis Poulsen. In addition to a wealth of international industry experience, Jock has extensive expertise in lighting design and is particularly interested in how the right lighting choices can positively affect our wellbeing. 

Mathew Fowler
Sales Manager | Commercial Projects, NSW.

With a degree in interior architecture and 10 years’ experience in the design/furniture industry, Mathew brings a wealth of knowledge to his role of Commercial Sales Consultant. Specialising in workplace and high-end residential segments, Mathew enjoys building strong relationships with his clients and utilising his in-depth product and industry knowledge to offer the best possible solutions. Mathew has a strong interest in Danish design brands including Fritz Hansen and Karkater. 

Samuel Michael
Commercial Sales Consultant, NSW.

With a Bachelor of Design from UNSW and varied industry experience across art direction, graphic design, publishing and architectural sales, Samuel joined the Cult team in early 2021 as Commercial Sales Consultant. Working across education, workplace, hospitality, multi-residential and high-end residential projects, Samuel enjoys working closely with his clients to exceed expectations across commercial project delivery. He has a particular interest in contemporary design brands including Cappellini and Karakter. 

Bim Blake
Commercial Sales Consultant, NSW.

With a career in design spanning over 20 years, Bim has managed Global operations in 5 star Hotels & Resorts, in the design and execution of events across Hong Kong, Greater China and Asia, then finally into Retail and Commercial furniture, as a business and sales leader. Throughout her career Bim has worked with a number of leading luxury and corporate clients and is a customer service expert, ensuring impactful customer journeys and transforming customer experiences to create meaningful connections. Bim is a devotee of the Modern Originals that are found in our Fredericia and &Tradition collections.

Clinton Garofano
Showroom Manager, NSW.

In addition to curating Cult showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Clinton works closely with our retail visitors to offer an end-to-end consultation service with his own unique twist. With extensive experience across design, art and fashion industries, Clinton’s well-rounded knowledge assists him in delivering authentic and considered home environments to his clients. His current interests include Michelle Lamy, Poul Kjaerholm, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Nick Cave, Jasper Morrison, hairless cats, Oscar Niemeyer, brutalism, minimalism, Ryoji Ikeda, Rei Kawakubo, concrete, Patti Smith, Shiro Kuramata, Rick Owens, gloss black, matt black, fascist architecture, stainless steel, vampires, monochrome painting, Roland S Howard and supermarket lighting.

Aaron Cupples
Retail Sales Consultant, NSW.

With a background in architectural studies and 6-years’ experience in showroom environments for luxury furniture brands, Aaron brings strong experience and insight to his role of Retail Sales Consultant. He is passionate about post-modern design and is particularly interested in sustainable solutions across product design and architecture. He enjoys working closely with his clients to create beautiful and functional interior spaces.

Meet our Melbourne consultants.

Thea Macleod
Senior Commercial Sales, VIC.

Thea has over 17 years’ experience in Business Development/Contract Sales and Team Management across commercial, hospitality and high-end residential sectors in Australia and overseas. Being results-focused, Thea enjoys seeing her clients’ visions become a reality. During her time in London, Thea completed a short, intensive period of study at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, as well as working in various sales and management positions for a number of Cult brands. Thea’s previous academic achievements include a Business Diploma and Construction Management at MBAV.

Ashley Gee
Retail Sales Consultant, VIC.

Originally from Canada, Ashley has a strong background interior design with experience working in Toronto, Perth and LA. She is passionate about creating beautiful spaces and loves working with her clients and customers to achieve this. Ashley is currently working towards a Bachelor of Art in Visual Culture and previously studied interior design.

Dione Glisovic
Retail Sale Consultant, VIC.

Dione has over 16 years’ experience in the design/furniture industry, specialising in visual merchandising and buying for luxury furniture brands. Dione brings rich experience and creativity to her role of Retail Sales Consultant.

Meet our Brisbane consultant.

Joshua Ellis
Cultivated Brand Manager, Brisbane Showroom Manager, QLD.

Josh has over 16 years’ experience in the design/furniture industry, working in architectural sales across workplace, residential, hospitality and aged care sectors. As well as managing our Brisbane showroom, Josh heads up Cult’s in-house sustainability program, Cultivated, and is passionate about sustainably made products. Josh has a particular interest in Australian design and locally made furniture.

Meet our SA consultant.

Thomas Parbs
Commercial Sales Consultant, SA.

With a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design) Thomas has a solid foundation from which to interpret and articulate design to customers based on their needs and aesthetic. Thomas has a passion for interiors and design that is matched by his passion for people. Having been actively imbedded in the South Australian architecture and design community for over a decade, Thomas enjoys working with his clients to build and nurture long standing, valuable relationships.

Meet our WA consultant.

Christopher Pooré
Business Development Manager, WA.

Born & raised in WA, Chris is our first Perth-based consultant and serves the local market directly. With a strong background across sales and management for a number of high-end furniture brands, Chris comes equipped with extensive industry knowledge allowing him to exceed client expectations. Chris is passionate about the Cult brand offering and enjoys building long-standing relationships with architecture & interior design firms.

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