Oxenwood was established in 2014 by Charlie Alexander, a former corporate lawyer with a passion for exterior and garden design, not far from the family home on the Wiltshire/Hampshire borders. After the family moved from London to Wiltshire, a move instigated by their children, Charlie spent over two years looking in vain for an original outdoor table to form the centre piece of their newly designed garden. There was simply nothing available that was original, robust, maintenance free and at a sensible price. Somewhat frustrated, Charlie realised that the traditional outdoor furniture market hadn’t really moved on in 20 years and the choice available to customers was very limited. So Oxenwood was born.
Oxenwood is a brand with Charlie’s family at the heart of it and with the support of Camilla, Charlie’s wife, he focused on developing a range of original, durable and robust furniture. Charlie wanted to create furniture which, whilst elegant and functional, would also provide a focal point of its own in the garden. The range firstly focused on outdoor furniture and then expanded quickly into indoor furniture.
Simplicity in design and durability are at the very core of Charlie’s design ethos with a strong commitment to low maintenance furniture designed to gain depth and character over time. Charlie is passionate about natural materials and, whenever possible, Oxenwood uses natural or reclaimed products over manmade materials. Quality and attention to detail comes before quantity.
The brand has grown significantly in the last 5 years and today supplies private clients, garden and interior designers and restaurants both nationally and internationally. We have a focused long term plan to grow and develop the business and our range of furniture whilst remaining true to our core values and ethos.
Charlie and Camilla love to entertain friends and family over long weekend lunches in the sun with lots of chilled Rose, a barbeque on the Big Green Egg, maybe some croquet on the lawn and a dip in the pool all to the backdrop of music and sunshine. Whilst both Charlie and Camilla have successful careers, they appreciate that its life’s experiences and who you share them with that makes your life richer. Oxenwood’s furniture helps facilitate many of those moments for Charlie and Camilla.
Putting something back into society is central to our values and ethos; Oxenwood donates, and will continue to donate, ten per cent of our profits to Breast Cancer Now, a charity very close to our hearts.