The Story Behind Oxley’s Furniture 23rd December 2019 | IN PRODUCT NEWS | BY SBID

Sponsors of the SBID International Design Awards for the Club & Bar Design category, Oxley’s Furniture provide durable outdoor furniture solutions which are premium in quality and timeless in design. The Managing Director, Simon Hudson tells us more about how their products and services help designers extend the interior design vision to encompass exterior environments.

What are the origins of your brand?

Oxley’s was started 28 years ago to create timeless outdoor furniture impervious to the weather. Inspired by the longevity of classic cast English garden furniture the company developed ways to personalise aluminium furniture for each customer. In the years since, Oxley’s has developed a worldwide niche market providing a service for interior designers to take their design ideas outside. Large residential and boutique hospitality projects are our forte.

SBID Awards Sponsor Oxley's Furniture with outdoor furniture in an exterior setting

How do you work with interior designers?

From site visits to prototyping bespoke furniture, the Oxley’s team can be as involved with a project as much or as little as our customer wishes. Designers choose which Oxley’s collection works best for their project, then every item is made specifically for every job with the aluminium frame finished in exactly the colour specified. With cushions added, made with any exterior grade fabric from any of the fabric houses, each project is unique.

We also have an extensive portfolio of curated products from elite brands and often work closely with our clients to select items for their projects. Our services range from producing all technical drawings for bespoke projects, to personally organising and supervising shipping and installation.

What value does your sector add to the interior design industry?

Where the client has not included the outside as part of the interior project brief, working with Oxley’s can demonstrate how the interior design can be extended to the exterior environment, thereby enlarging the project.

Outside exterior
SBIID Awards Exterior

How does your offering enhance an interior designer’s projects?

Outdoor living & entertaining is often part of the design brief. Oxley’s offer designers a service which allows them to extend their ideas from the inside to the outside, or even create a completely different feel to the project’s exterior spaces.

What are the latest trends you’ve noticed in your client’s requests?

Although every project is different, there does seem to be a trend away from the sleek minimalist look outdoors to a more classical feel, particularly encouraged by the amazing profusion of fascinating outdoor fabrics from all the major houses.

Why did you want to become a sponsor for the SBID Awards?

Interior Designers are our partners in everything we make. Their creations are our business, so it is right that we should support them by sponsoring an SBID Award which recognises their incredible achievements.

Sponsorship for the SBID International Design Awards 2020 is now open.

To find out more about becoming an SBID Awards sponsor next year click here or email [email protected]