Like Father, Like Son: An Icon Gift Guide

Our co-founders, father-son team David (L) and Adam (R) Light

As a father-son company, Father’s Day always holds a special place in our hearts. It’s a day not only to celebrate father figures, and all they do for us, but also for fathers to reflect on what fatherhood has taught them. And we like to think those important fatherly values are present in both our business model, and our product: built to last the test of time, simple yet timeless designs, with customer service that aims to teach, rather than sell.

With so much emphasis placed on Mother’s Day, it’s sometimes easy to overlook our Dads when it comes to gift-giving. That’s why Icon By Design has put together a list – curated by our very own father-son duo, Adam and David Light – that caters for various budgets, and is guaranteed to put a smile on your father’s face.

Like Father: David’s Picks

Under $500 – The Jensen Stool in Solid Walnut

I love the undulation of the ergonomically-designed seat on our Jensen Stools; and Walnut is the perfect timber to showcase it. The ideal piece to place in an empty nook; it’s both sculptural and practical as it can be used when seating capacity is stretched.

Under $1000 – Jonas 3×2 Bookcase with Shelves in Walnut

This is just one configuration of our Jonas Bookshelf range, but I do love the inclusion of the drawers in this design. Perfect for storing keys, cufflinks, or clutter. The Walnut version’s rich tone makes a sophisticated statement.

Over $1000 – Magnus Dining Table in Solid Walnut 200x100cm

This 2mx1m table is the perfect size for a growing family. The Magnus Dining Table’s sleek lines and elegant silhouette is enhanced by the beauty of the Solid American Walnut – I just love that every piece is so wonderfully unique and full of character.

Like Son: Adam’s Picks

Under $500 – Bruno 1 Drawer Bedside Table in Solid Oak

Our Bruno 1 Drawer Bedside Table has fantastic flexibility of design – you can display the items you want to, and store those you don’t! It’s a great price for a Solid Timber piece too; you can furnish both sides of the bed and not break the bank!

Under $1000 – Franz Armchair in Sage Green and Solid Oak

I love the clean style of this armchair – it blends seamlessly into so many interiors. It’s incredibly comfortable and comes in a range of colours – my favourite is the Sage Green.

Over $1000 – Svend Entertainment Unit in Solid Oak

The Svend Entertainment Unit is a customer favourite. It blends timeless style with a fresh functionality; the doors are reversible, so you can mix and match between white, grey and oak finishes. As a solid timber piece, it’s made to be enjoyed for many decades to come.