Oxford Seating

Customer Stories

Customer Stories

OSC has been involved for many years in smaller projects through our seating manufacturing business, Oxford Seating. Many of these seating projects have been very diverse in application and certainly interesting and our customers have approached us to help them solve, at times, quite challenging requirements.

These customers have worked with us due to our experience of providing durable and quality seating for what in many cases are areas of considerable and sometimes quite extreme use.

The projects shown are just a snapshot of our many notable customers over the years from 'trains, planes and automobiles (and boats!) to retail outlets, electronics and pharmaceutical manufacture and the Antarctic Expedition and military use in the Falkland Islands and very recently, an oil platform in the North Sea.

Whatever the size of project we are always enthusiastic and supportive.

Advanced Health & Beauty, Thatcham

Treatment Room

Treatment Room 2
Advanced H + B logo

Advanced Health and Beauty is an established, modern clinic located in Thatcham, Berkshire. The clinic offers a wide variety of beauty, holistic, cosmetic and wellness treatments.

Oxford Seating were invited to propose suitable stools that could be used in the treatment rooms and supplied the practice with stools from the Kudos range of specialist medical seating. As well Kudos chairs, we also supplied a Kudos square saddle which enables the practitioner to be seated and mobile while allowing full upper body movement - an essential requirement for this application.

The Kudos chairs were selected in a vibrant Raspberry Crush vinyl from the Just Colour range to match the clinic's brand colour.

Waitrose, Bracknell

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Waitrose logo

Waitrose, Bracknell is the Head Office of the supermarket chain which has been named as Supermarket of the Year for 2017 for the third year running.

Oxford Seating has been a long standing supplier to Waitrose of office seating and desking for their offices at Bracknell. Of particular note was the supply of 44 desks supplied one year just before Christmas for staff to receive telephone orders for turkeys.

We have supplied a wide selection of furniture to Waitrose including not only office chairs and desking but breakout and meeting room chairs and tables.

Net-a-Porter, London

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NAP logo

The Net-A-Porter Group Limited is the world's premier online luxury fashion retailer.

Since launching in June 2000, NET-A-PORTER has successfully established itself as a luxury brand,with a website featuring high fashion viewed by over 2.5 million women each month.

Oxford Seating have supplied product to their photographic studio when the company was originally based in Queensway, and more recently at their new headquarters in Westfield London.

Products supplied included the Stratos draughtsman chairs and the Opus sit stands.

Hi Tech Racing, Silverstone

Hi Tech car
Hi Tech logo

Established in 2002, Hi Tech Racing was part of the Formula 3 racing scene with several wins and championship victory in 2007 and again in 2009.

OSC was selected by HiTech when the team moved offices and relocated from Silverstone to Buckingham and were able to supply a mix of high quality recycled office and boardroom furniture together with new storage and reception furniture for the team's new offices.

Network Rail, London

Network Rail train
Network Rail logo

Network Rail is responsible for running and maintaining Britain's rail tracks together with all signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations. There are more journeys now than at any time and more trains run every day than ever before.

Oxford Seating have supplied Network Rail with specialist 24 hour chairs for use within two of their busy signal boxes at Wimbledon and Bournemouth. The chairs needed to be robust enough to withstand constant use with back to back shifts over a 24 hour period.

BAA, Stansted

BAA plane
BAA logo

As Britain’s third largest airport,Stansted Airport serves millions of passengers travelling to 162 different destinations in 34 countries.

Before the airport was sold by BAA in 2013, if you have travelled through Stansted you will have been through security where Opus chairs supplied by OSC were used by all security staff supervising passenger security clearance.

If you travelled by train to Stansted then you may well have seen our EPU polyurethane chairs as used by the platform security details.

Oxford Seating has become associated with robust seating solutions for demanding environments and this is just one example.

British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey

Hailey Station, Antarctica

The Hailey Station in Antarctica was first manned in 1956 to conduct research into meteorology, glaciology, seismology, and geospace science for the International Geophysical Year. After this ended the station was handed over to the British Antarctic Survey who have maintained a permanent presence since.

Through Morrison Construction, now part of Galliford Try, Oxford Seating were requested to provide a durable seating solution for the research areas and the Opus polyurethane stool with an aluminium finish was deemed to be the most appropriate solution for the team.

Tussauds Studios, London

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Madame Tussauds waxworks

Tussauds Studios in West London house the production facilities for Madame Tussauds, including sculpture studios, engineering workshops, design studios, animatronic assembly, wax modelling and plaster workshops.

Oxford Seating have provided on an on-going basis their Ethos draughtsman chairs for the workshops to be used by their artists. The chairs were supplied with vinyl upholstery to enable them to be easily cleaned which was paramount given the environment in which they were being used

Sunseeker, Poole

Sunseeker boat

Sunseeker logo

Over the four decades that Sunseeker has been building boats it has evolved from a brand into an icon. To possess a Sunseeker has become an aspiration to many, to some an obsession. To own a Sunseeker is to buy into a style and to make the ultimate lifestyle statement. When only the best will do in luxury and performance, Sunseeker provides it.

Oxford Seating has been supplying Sunseeker on an on-going basis for several years with technical chairs for their production areas. To be chosen to supply a company so committed to the very best is a great accolade and we can only hope to aspire to achieving such a name for quality and performance.