Product Spotlight: Nestor Dining Chair

The Nestor Dining Chair in solid oak by Icon by Design is a stylish, comfortable mid century dining chair that adds a welcoming touch to any dining room. Absolutely no veneered MDF has been used on this product. All the wood is solid timber making the piece far stronger, heavier and of a much higher quality. Its solid timber frame makes it more robust and the joints will withstand greater impacts, abuse or just daily family life. The Nestor dining chair is safe for use in any indoor environment and there’s absolutely no reason why this piece cannot remain in use for decades or even generations. 

The seats are available in top grain leather and fabric to add some colour and class to your decor:

Top grain leather seats:

  • Cream 
  • Black

Fabric seats:

  • Light grey
  • Sage green
  • Off white
  • Midnight blue
  • Dark grey
  • Black
  • Pale blue
  • Cream

The Nestor dining chair is also available in solid walnut for a darker wood choice.

Initial Concept

The concept for the Nestor dining chair was uniqueness - a statement piece of furniture in the Scandinavian style that could be a talking piece in any dining room. A solid piece of furniture with the legs that bring in the lines Scandi style is known for. The initial idea for the Nestor dining chair combines form and function 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 Jolanda beside table  is sourced from American forests which embrace sustainable principles - meaning the wood 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 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 Jolanda beside table, 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?

Create your sanctuary: match your Nestor dining chairs with the Magnus dining table and the Magnus bench seat for easy flow and the perfect space to relax in. Accessorise your dining combination of chairs and table with tablecloths and table runners in natural fibers, dinnerware in neutral tones, and candles to bring in warmth for a truly Scandi-inspired dining experience. 

Nestor Chairs + Magnus Dining Table

Our Magnus dining table is constructed from solid American oak with strong, slightly kicked out legs neatly aligned to the table top. The Magnus table melds a playful, casual edge into her smooth, modern, Scandinavian-inspired design. Bring the soft, warm tones and smooth, velvety texture of the solid oak Magnus dining table into the heart of your home and enjoy the effortless lifestyle it creates. With the right care, the Magnus dining is long-lasting and will remain a fixture for years to come. The Magnus dining table is available in a range of sizes (and extensions) to suit any dining space and family configuration.

Nestor Chairs + Magnus Bench

The Magnus solid oak bench seat is the perfect way to add more seating to your table. The bench seat can be housed elsewhere in your home, such as an entryway or hallways providing additional storage or display space, if not needed and placed at the dining table when extras come to eat. It’s a great way to creating more seating in a limited amount of space. 

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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