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Product Spotlight: Magnus Sideboard

June, 2021

Magnus Sideboard in Solid American Oak

IconByDesign’s mid century modern Magnus Sideboard is designed for life and crafted for longevity and liveability. With ample storage, this sideboard is made to make life easier, tidier, organised, and more stylish. 

Magnus is the perfect mid century modern sideboard featuring versatility with clever reversible doors; there's an option of white and gray on one side or matching American oak on the other side. It is influenced by Scandinavian decor 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. 

Initial Concept

Australian-designed, Scandanavian-inspired, artisan crafted - and all from sustainable American forests. Our mid century modern style furniture is made from high-quality American oak, the initial concept of the Magnus Sideboard was a beautiful, generational piece of furniture in the style of Scandi furniture but designed and crafted to make a house a home and built to last. 

Additionally, the Magnus mid century modern credenza was designed to fit into the IconByDesign family of mid century modern decor dining tables, coffee tables, a media unit, and dining chairs - either solid oak or with plush fabric seats in a range of colors to suit any decor. 

Sourcing of Materials

We work hard to ensure that we’re always producing sustainable furniture. For example, the solid American oak which makes up the bulk of the Magnus sideboard 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.

We also use oak 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 sideboard, 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. 

The inclusion of pine edges and ply base in the drawers aid in keeping costs low, while the pine sides allow for the beautiful and strong dovetail joinery that holds the drawer boxes together. 

What to Furnish With

There is much variation in American Oak color, depending upon the forest it is sourced from and the cut of timber used. It is a versatile timber, with natural variations that can't be helped, but should work in with any other American Oak item very nicely. 

Style the Magnus Sideboard with colors from palettes drawn from mid century modern design 

  • Orange and brown
  • Chartreuse and gray
  • Teal, brown and white
  • Pink and brown
  • Or vivid white so the oak really shines

Use the Magnus Sideboard as a room division in open plan spaces and as a medium height feature. Team with high reaching planters and floor lamps, and low sofas and coffee tables. 

Style with accessories that complement the wooden tones or match the white and gray of the reversible doors - or completely contrast - the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless. 

The Magnus furniture family from IconByDesign can be found here

Solid Wood Sideboard

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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