Product Spotlight: Axel Dining Table

Amazing Axel

The Axel solid American oak dining table is a bold, strong, sharp piece for discerning curators. This durable Mid-Century Modern inspired dining table is designed to last for decades with the right care. 

Make a statement with the unique X leg design and beveled table top that combine functionality and style. The Axel dining table blends statement angles with a smooth, velvety texture to create the perfect centerpiece. Absolutely no Veneered MDF has been used on this product so this piece is far stronger, heavier and of a much higher quality. Solid American Oak is relatively easy to repair should it get chipped or damaged, unlike a veneered surface. Real timber is more robust for wearing surfaces such as a table top, and the joints will withstand greater impacts or misuse. 

Solid Timber Dining Table

Initial Concept

The concept for the Axel rectangular dining table was family - gathering around a beautiful piece of furniture to create memories, share stories and simply be together.  

Solid Timber Dining Table

As a father and son founding team, David and Adam Light understood the need to have a solid and yet unique looking dining table at which everyone eat, drink and be merry. The initial idea for the Axel dining table combines this need with their proud tradition of valuing the authenticity of materials to craft quality furniture, designed for living.  

Solid Timber Dining Table

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 Axel 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 Axel 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

The Axel dining table works perfectly within a Scandi or Mid-Century Modern decor and with any of our Magnus dining chairs and sideboard. The sideboard provides additional storage while the dining chairs in natural timber, fabric or 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.

Axel Table + Svend Sideboard and Magnus Dining Chair

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.

Solid Timber Sideboard

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 seat, fabric seat or leather upholstered seat. 

Solid Timber Dining Chair


Axel Table + 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

Axel Table + 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 moisturiser each month.

Solid Timber Dining Chair

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

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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