Woodmark is a family-owned business founded by Arne Christiansen in 1986 as an importer of upholstered furniture company. In 1990, to enable Woodmark to promote local Australian production and to offer reductions in price and delivery lead time, this strategic platform was changed from importing to manufacturing.

Followed by the successful changes, in 1994 Woodmark collaborated with furniture designer Charles Wilson to develop a chair design called CW1 Swivel Chair. This started what has now become Woodmark’s established reputation of taking new designs and developing them, ready for the market.