Product Spotlight: Magnus Extension Dining Table

Our bestselling Magnus Extension Dining Table elevates the elegance of a room and creates a space where everyone is welcome. 

Create a tranquil space in the heart of your home with our solid American oak Magnus extension 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 extension table uses an easy sliding mechanism to accommodate extra guests. The durability of solid oak makes the Magnus dining table one of our best selling pieces - 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.

Initial Concept

The concept for the Magnus extension dining table was family - a statement piece of furniture that could easily accommodate large family gatherings, the extra space for that unexpected guest (or two) at dinner time - in the Scandinavian style.


Solid Timber Extension Dining Table


As a father and son founding team, David and Adam Light understood the need to have a beautiful table around which everyone could gather but which would take up less space during the day-to-day. The initial idea for the Magnus extension dining table combines this need with their proud tradition of valuing the authenticity of materials to craft quality furniture, designed for living.

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 extension dining table  is sourced from American forests which embrace sustainable principles - meaning the timber is sustainably harvested, works to restore the ecosystem, implements a replaning 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 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 Magnus extension dining table, from timber 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?

Style your Magnus Extension Dining Table with a dining set, glassware and accessories that complement the wooden tones but are still simple, authentic, and boast craftsmanship - this is where your individual style can shine. Keep in mind that clutter is out and clean simple lines are in with Scandi style

Solid Oak Extension Dining Table


Furnish your new dining room with the Magnus Extension Dining Table, the Astrid Dining Chairs and the Jorgen 120cm Sideboard which oozes versatility with clever and stylish storage.

Astrid Dining Chairs

To create a comfortable seat at your dining table we suggest pairing the Magnus Extension Dining Table with the Astrid Dining Chairs in solid oak. 

Solid Timber Dining Chair

The Astrid Dining Chair is available in a wide range so you’re bound to find the right fit for your family and your style: 

  • A choice of Cross or Dot Backrest
  • Solid Oak Seats
  • Fabric Seats - in Off White, Sage Green, Turquoise, Midnight Blue, Pale Blue, Light Grey, Dark Grey or Cream
  • A Black PU Leather Seat
  • Grain Leather Seat - in Cream Top, Black Top or Grey Top

Dining Chair in Solid Timber


Jorgen 120cm Sideboard

The Jorgen 120cm Sideboard is made of high-quality American oak for durability and functionality. Easily keep everything in its place, with two sliding-door cabinets and an internal shelf there is plenty of room to store extra dining sets, accessories or just those bits and pieces you want hidden from sight when people come to dinner. 

Bring the soft, warm tones and smooth texture of our oak furniture into your home and enjoy long-lasting, refined design.

Solid Timber Sideboard

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.


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