Founded by Arne Christiansen in 1986 as an importer of upholstered furniture, and then turned manufacturer in 1990, being the first in Australia to produce Danish designed furniture locally under licence. In 1994 Woodmark began collaborating with Australian furniture designers, like Charles Wilson and soon became known for having one of the largest and diverse collections of Australian designed furniture.

Designers who have created products for the Woodmark brand include Matthew Sheargold, Norman + Quaine, Keith Melbourne and Michael Goldsmith.