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Four Things Every Dining Room Needs

January, 2022

Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Styles

To create a practical yet stylish dining room there are four quintessential items of furniture needed. A dining table, dining chairs, a sideboard and a bench to accommodate extra guests and you will have the basics of a beautiful dining room. From there it is just a matter of adding your personal touches to truly make the space your own. 

Dining Tables

Inarguably the centerpiece of any dining room, the dining table should be large enough to ensure everyone has space to relax at your table. Selecting a solid wood dining table will also mean that your family has a piece of generational furniture around which to create last memories - Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas lunches, lazy Sunday breakfasts and mid-week meals over which the news of the day is shared. 

Magnus Dining Table

The IconByDesign Magnus Dining Table is designed for life and crafted for longevity and liveability. 

The Magnus Dining Table is built to allow family and friends to come together to create memories.  It channels the Scandinavian and mid-century modern furniture movements that inspire calm, elegant spaces. The table is made of high-quality, solid American wood for durability and functionality. Bring the soft, warm tones and smooth texture of our oak furniture into your home and enjoy long-lasting, refined design. 

Available in a range of shapes and sizes, from round to extension, so everyone will have a seat at your table.

Dining Chairs

Choosing stylish, comfortable dining chairs to accompany your dining table will ensure that conversations last longer, desserts are lingered over, and no one is in a rush to leave your table. We recommend selecting from our range of Magnus Dining Chairs or Nestor Dining Chairs - each collection includes a range of wooden, fabric or leather seats to suit your design style. 

Magnus Dining Chair

The Magnus solid oak dining chair’s curved seat is built for ergonomic comfort, blending the relationship between soft curves and the clean lines with a refined elegance contributed by the angled legs. Enjoy relaxing for a few minutes longer than planned over morning coffee, or forget how quickly time passes over a meal with friends as the Magnus’s gentle, smooth design transports you to a tranquil space. Designed for effortless living, the soft, warm tones inspired by the timeless Scandinavian and Mid-Century Modern furniture movements will complement your home for decades to come.  Available in a natural solid oak wood seat, fabric seat or leather upholstered seat. 

Nestor Dining Chair

The Nestor Dining Chair in solid oak by IconByDesign is a stylish, comfortable mid century dining chair that adds a welcoming touch to any dining room. Absolutely no veneered MDF has been used on this product. All the wood is solid timber making the piece far stronger, heavier and of a much higher quality. Its solid timber frame makes it more robust and the joints will withstand greater impacts, abuse or just daily family life. The Nestor dining chair is safe for use in any indoor environment and there’s absolutely no reason why this piece cannot remain in use for decades or even generations. 

The seats are available in top grain leather and fabric to add some color and class to your decor.


scandinavian dining chairs



A sideboard is a dining room must-have. They can act as a room division in open plan spaces, provide additional storage and offer a feature piece of furniture on which to display momentos, keepsakes and accessories. 

Magnus Sideboard

With ample storage, the Magnus sideboard is made to make life easier, tidier, organized, and more stylish. 

The Magnus Sideboard has versatility with clever reversible doors; there's an option of white and gray on one side or matching solid American oak on the other side. It channels the Scandinavian and mid-century modern furniture movements that inspire calm, elegant spaces. The unit is made of high-quality American oak for durability and functionality. Easily keep everything in its place, with two sliding-door cabinets and three classic drawers. Bring the soft, warm tones and smooth texture of our oak furniture into your home and enjoy long-lasting, refined design. 

Solid Wood Sideboard


Whilst perhaps not on everyone’s must-have dining room list, we feel benches add a feeling of casual connection that adds a little something more to the room. Reminiscent of days at camp, children can huddle together - meaning a space saver and yet a stylish addition. 

Magnus Bench

The Magnus solid oak bench seat is the perfect way to add more seating to your table. The bench seat can be housed elsewhere in your home, such as an entryway or hallways providing additional storage or display space, if not needed and placed at the dining table when extras come to eat. It’s a great way to create more seating in a limited amount of space. 


scandinavian dining table and chairs


Introduction to IconByDesign

IconByDesign is an Australian-designed, Scandinavian-inspired, mid century modern furniture company that has recently launched in the USA. We are a family business that focuses on crafting sustainable and eco-friendly pieces that are made from solid American wood at factory direct prices. 

All our products are always available at two prices. Customers can choose to select the 'Buy Now' option where the item is shipped from our California warehouse within 3 days. Alternatively, if you’re happy to wait a little longer and you’d like to save 20%, you can select our Pre-Order option.


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