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Product Spotlight: Magnus Dining Chair

June, 2021

Magnus Scandinavian Oak Dining Chairs

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. 

Magnus Fabric Dining Chair

The Magnus fabric dining chair is available with 100% polyester fabric for durability and easy cleaning. We recommend vacuuming the fabric seat monthly and applying a fabric protective spray every three months.

Fabric seats are available in: 

  • Warm Gray - mid-tone gray with warm undertones in a tight weave
  • Midnight Blue - dark, rich blue color in a tight weave
  • Cement Gray - light gray with warm undertones in a tight weave
  • Sage Green - earthy, light green color in a tight medium weave
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Magnus Leather Dining Chair

The Magnus leather upholstered dining chair adds a sophisticated element to your dining room or space. Should liquid be spilled on the leather, wipe off quickly. We recommend the use of a leather moisturizer each month. Leather seats are available in:

  • Black - top grain leather with smooth pebbled texture
  • Cream - warm white top grain leather. Avoid contact with unwashed overdyed new denim

Initial Concept

The concept for the Magnus dining chairs was comfort - chairs which complement our range of dining tables and yet provide somewhere comfortable to linger over dessert, to partake in conversations, to connect with family and friends. 

As a father and son founding team, David and Adam Light understood the need to have comfortable chairs around a beautiful dining table at which everyone could gather and simply be together. The initial idea for the Magnus dining chairs combines this need with their proud tradition of valuing the authenticity of materials to craft quality furniture, designed for living. 

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Sourcing of Materials

At IconByDesign our aim is to produce sustainable and beautiful furniture, designed for life and to last generations. The solid American oak which makes up the bulk of the Magnus dining chairs  is sourced from American forests which embrace sustainable principles - meaning the wood is sustainably harvested, works to restore the ecosystem, implements a replanning process, undertakes consistent environmental monitoring, and respects the land rights of indigenous peoples.

Oak is also used because it's hardy and it lasts - it has a natural strength which makes it ideal for the interior home environment. Unlike veneered furniture, there's less damage from wear and tear so you don't have to throw it out to replace it with something equally replaceable. 

Our solid wood furniture is a provider of carbon storage and therefore has a positive effect on the planet by containing carbon, and its regrowth in sustainable managed forests adds to the carbon emission reduction. 

By crafting our solid American oak furniture, such as the Magnus dining chairs, from wood we are doing the best we can on the planet - making pieces that last through the generations and rejecting the tread of flat-pack, cheap, disposable, replaceable veneer furniture. 

What to Furnish With

Regardless of whether you select a natural wooden seat, fabric seat or leather upholstered seat for your Magnus dining chairs, all work perfectly within a Scandi or Mid-Century Modern decor and with any of our Magnus dining tables and sideboard. The fabric and leather seats provide an opportunity to bring a pop of color into your dining space as well as additional comfort for those dinners and conversations that linger into the early hours. 

Our bestselling Magnus dining tables work perfectly with the Magnus dining chairs to elevate the elegance of a room and create a space where everyone is welcome. 

American Oak Extension Dining Table

Create a tranquil space in the heart of your home with a solid American oak Magnus dining table. With a refined, elegant combination of soft curves and clean lines, the timeless design brings the perfect blend of authenticity and simplicity, plus the added versatility of the extendable size. Serving as the relaxed hub of a busy home, Magnus’s smooth, rounded corners serve both practicality and style. 

The durability of solid oak makes the Magnus dining tables one of our best selling ranges - designed for living and built to last for decades to come. Magnus’s effortless and gentle strength is inspired by the Scandinavian and Mid-century modern furniture movements.

Available in a rectangular, round and extension designs. The Magnus extension dining table uses an easy sliding mechanism to accommodate extra guests.

The Magnus Sideboard offers additional storage, a room divider opportunity, a place to display treasured accessories, as well as 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 movements from Scandinavian furniture and mid-century modern furniture that inspire calm, elegant spaces. The mid-century modern sideboard 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 solid oak furniture into your home and enjoy long-lasting, refined design. 

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 the next business day from our California warehouse in Long Beach. Alternatively, if you’re happy to wait a little longer and would like to save 20% on your order, selecting our unique ‘Pre-Order’ price is the way to go.


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