Product Spotlight: Bastian Chest of Drawers
Bastian Chest of Drawers in Solid American Oak
Icon By Design’s strong and durable Bastian Chest of Drawers will add style and function to any living room. Bringing the sharp, minimalist design of the Bastian Chest of Drawers into your living space, with three sizes available, allows you to create the right space and turn your house into a home.
The lip on the front of the drawers makes for easy opening while retaining a clean, minimalist appearance. Solid oak construction with clean, flat surfaces and angled legs with a tapered, rectangular prism shape combines to create a modern, strong piece that will last for years to come with the right care.
Australian-designed, Scandinavian-inspired, artisan crafted - and all from sustainable American forests. Our Scandinavian style furniture is made from high-quality American oak, the initial concept of the Bastian Chest of Drawers 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 Bastian Scandinavian designed Chest of Drawers was created to fit into the Icon By Design family of Scandi decor pieces, including a study desk - perfect for home study or work from home tasks and a Media Unit to keep all of your entertainment devices organised and still accessible.
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 Bastian Chest of Drawers is sourced from American forests which embrace sustainable principles - meaning the timber is sustainably harvested, works to restore the ecosystem, implements a replanting process, undertakes consistent environmental monitoring, and respects the land rights of indigenous peoples.
We also use solid American 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 timber 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 Bastian Chest of Drawers, 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?
There is much variation in American oak colour, 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 Bastian Chest of Drawers with colours from palettes drawn from Scandinavian design style:
- Pale neutral greys
- Gentle grey greens
- Soft duck egg blues
Style with accessories that complement the wooden tones but be selected for their simplicity, authenticity, craftsmanship and uniqueness - this is where your individual design style can shine.
Create comfort with natural finishes, layers and varying textures - rugs made of hemp, sisal and wool in soft natural colours, cable knit woolen throws, soft cashmere blankets and warm fluffy cushions. Remember that clutter is out and clean simple lines are in with Scandi style.
Bastian Office Desk in Solid Oak
Pairing the Bastian Chest of Drawers with our Bastian Study Desk creates a dynamic which is in sync and yet still clean and uncluttered. In keeping with the Scandi design style - the Bastian Study Desk is a statement piece of furniture offering both form and function. It allows a space to study and work which is simple and for papers to be stored away out of sight when the day is done.
Bastian Entertainment Unit in Solid Oak
In order to create a truly relaxing yet functional space in the Scandi style, furnish your living area with the Bastian Media Unit. Also crafted from solid American oak, the Bastian Media Unit is the perfect height for your TV to be comfortably viewed when sitting on your sofa, and pre-drilled holes for cables at the back of the unit keep everything in its place.
Introduction to Icon By Design
At Icon By Design, we don’t think we should spend our brief time on earth making disposable things. So we build our furniture to last a long time, with a focus on natural, sustainable materials and craftsmanship. And we design our furniture to be minimal, elegant and timeless. Because we believe if you build a piece of furniture that is timeless, the moments that happen around it will be timeless as well. The furniture will hold an emotional value, above and beyond the dollar value. We’re not just making furniture, we’re making conversations and moments. We’re making our relationships richer. We’re making our moments more memorable. It’s not a table, it’s Boxing Day 2021. It’s not a media shelf, it’s “Kind of Blue” on a winter’s night. It’s not a chair, it’s the way your daughter sits when studying. Icon By Design isn’t simply a place where quality furniture is created. It’s where stories are made.