The Wills Collection – your first choice for Quality, Comfort and Design.

At Wills Furniture we offer an exciting range of both Traditional and Contemporary upholstered furniture – Sofas, Armchairs, Occasional Chairs, Ottomans, Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs and Bar Stools. As well our highly competent craftsmen can create your bespoke design pieces with ease – using all the skill and knowledge gained in over 80 years of operation.

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If you’re looking for comfort, genuine luxury and superb original design – look no further, you’ve found it – The Wills Collection.

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This week we review a selection of chairs – armchairs and occasional chairs both classic and contemporary. Our collection offers a wide range of comfortable, stylish and attractive chairs for your selection.

Here we have some of our more popular selections.

The Adelaide Chair


The Adelaide Sofa and Chair combination is an ever popular selection. The design is classical. It is a traditional English design and it features hand polished, turned legs in Beech timber and solid brass castors.




Featuring a claw style arm, the Adelaide is available with either a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. It can be selected with a pleated skirt giving a more feminine look and feel, or if desired a combination of both.

The Auburn Chair


The Auburn Chair is a winged chair of optimal size featuring squared, compact arms complimenting its sleek, flowing design. The arms carry twin piping. The chair is complimented by its fine elegant legs with brass castors. Sink into the sumptuous feather cushions and enjoy its uniquely designed coil sprung lumbar support back – genuine comfort, real luxury.

The Avoca


This elegant, art deco style chair features sweeping rolled arms with piping detail. The studio look chair with polished Ash timber legs can be upholstered in leather or any fabric chosen. Comfort is assured with its sprung lumbar support, upholstered back and hand tied coil sprung seat.

The Barrington


A classic, club armchair with polished tapered, timber feet. This style works well in a relaxed lounge room, billiard room or study.  A chair to sink into and relish its comfort with a sprung fitted back and hand tied coil sprung seat.  A matching Barrington sofa is also available in the Wills Furniture Collection.

The Chicago


This sleek, armless chair features twin needle stitch detail to create a tufted effect on the seat and inside back. It is nicely finished with fine piping detail to the edges.  Its highly polished timber base and legs complement the unique style.

Please visit our website and view the full Wills Collection online. Or if you are a designer, architect, decorator or developer please call for a free bound copy on 9815 0111.

Depend on Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort


Australian Made – Real Craftsmanship


It’s back to work Monday the 14th of January and with less than 12 days to Australia Day we again reflect on the wonderful work undertaken by our very skilled Craftsman, Artisans and Seamstresses, right here in Melbourne. Traditional furniture, hand built using techniques handed down over generations – for the perfect finish on all items produced at Wills Furniture.

Wills Furniture uses solid hardwood framing drawn from quality Australian timbers. F7 Victorian Ash is hand picked and kiln dried. The frames are dowelled, glued and cramp joined with sturdy corner blocks. With handsprung hourglass steel coils, sprung edge seats, jute webbing, hand laced and finished with a stitched edge, the seating created is supremely comfortable and built to last.


The Wills Collection offers a wide range from which to choose. Experiment with fabric choice – leathers, woven materials, cottons, linen or wool. For a summer feel, look to fabric collections such as Warwick, Tigger Hall or Anna Spiro Design. Find inspiration, find guidance. Create your vision with vibrancy, colour and style.

The Wills Team are often called upon to create beautiful new Bespoke pieces by Designers and Decorators as well as Architects. Wills will work with the Designer to bring to life their unique vision, offering advice on how to ensure maximum comfort and beauty. Whether it’s fully modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating or traditional sofas and chairs, the Wills Team will ensure a perfect rendition of the Designer’s vision. Applying Craftsmanship and traditional methods, a quality finished piece is produced every time.


Modular furniture can be constructed to fit spaces exactly. With modern apartments this can be vitally important to achieving the look desired and effectively utilising the space available.

Don’t hesitate. Browse through our Wills Collection here and call us on 0398150111 to book an appointment to view our showroom located at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn. Or leave your contact details here. Choose Wills and experience the very best in traditional upholstered furniture.

Design, Luxury Comfort – You know it’s from Wills.

The Comfortable Chair – the Newspaper and a Coffee.


Relaxing, it’s holiday time. And it’s time to sit back and sink into that plush comfortable chair. It’s just perfect. Looking out over the water, or just watching the birds on your verandah – it’s your favourite chair. It’s from Wills Furniture, and life couldn’t be better.



A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style, it is a thing of beauty. It can be the focus within a room or sit quietly beside a sumptuous sofa. The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture suit a full range of interior design. Constructed from eucalypt hardwood, F7 Victorian Ash which is hand-picked and kiln dried, the frames are dowelled, glued and cramp joined, with sturdy corner blocks. Hand sprung hourglass steel coils, sprung edge seats, jute webbing, hand laced and finished with a stitched edge creates seats that are supremely comfortable and made to last!


The Adelaide Chair

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This classic English design has a claw style arm and is available with a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. It is elegant with polished legs with brass castors or choose a more ladylike option with a pleated skirt (fully lined) or even a combination of both, if desired.

The Alexandra Chair


This occasional chair has a sprung fitted seat with quaint scroll arms, and a curved, filled back for sumptuous comfort. Once again you have a choice of polished legs or a skirted finish.

The Annabelle Chair


This lovely bedroom chair is a compact size to fit the boudoir. Its armless design features a traditional deep diamond buttoned back. It has a coil sprung seat and tailored skirt.

The Auburn Chair


This wing chair is an optimal size with square, compact arms in a sleek, flowing design with twin piping on the arms. The chair is complemented by fine, elegant legs and brass castors. Sumptuous feather cushions and a uniquely designed coil sprung lumbar support back ensure comfort plus seating.


Simply select the design of your choice from our Wills Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from any fabric supplier to create the perfect seat for your interior space.

Call now on 9815 0111 and arrange an appointment to discuss your needs – or leave a request here to schedule a visit to our showrooms at your convenience. (Wills re-opens on Monday Jan 14th).

Choose Wills Furniture – It is simply the best

It’s the Holidays! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Wills Furniture


It’s nearly here, that one day of the year – Christmas Day – when families gather together for a celebratory meal and toast the occasion with a few drinks? Christmas Day promises to be warm and sunny, but not too hot – around 28º. Perfect for entertaining.

Our final images this year come from Domestic Textiles located at 255 Burwood Rd Hawthorn. Currently on display are three spectacular pieces of furniture dressed in fabric from Domestic Textiles – The Milford Chair, The Cayman Sofa and Madrid Chair, and the Columbia Wing Chair.


The Milford Chair is covered using Scion One+1 Fabrics.


The Cayman Sofa and Madrid Chair are dressed in Harlequin Fabrics from their Momentum range.


The Columbia Wing Chair has been covered using a Jim Dickens Fabric from his Milago collection called Ruskin in the colour Autumn.

Over the next few weeks we will revisit some of the more interesting pieces created over 2018 at Wills. Whether it’s wildly ‘Bespoke’ or a new twist on an old traditional favourite, you know that selecting a piece from the Wills Collection guarantees real quality, comfort and superb design. All Wills Furniture is truly hand crafted and hand built using techniques passed down from generation to generation – craftsmanship.

The Wills Showrooms and Factory will be closing on Friday December 21st and re-opening for business on Monday January the 14th. For urgent enquiries please go to our website

We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Wills Furniture


Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from all at Wills Furniture.

We will be closing for the holiday period on Friday the 21st of December 2018 and re-opening for business on Monday January 14th. A big thank you to all of our clients and customers for what has been a great year here at Wills.

From a recently completed project by well known Sydney Interior Designer Mary-Lou Sobel, we feature some exciting pieces from our Wills Collection and Bespoke design by Mary-Lou.


First there is a custom designed bedhead, resplendent with antique bronze hand studding. The fabric to dress the bedhead is from Ascraft, called Lahore, the colour is Shadow LAH/45.

In the next photo we can see two Bradford sofas, each 2600mm in length. Both feature Australian kiln-dried hardwood frames, hand tied steel coil sprung seats, luxurious feather wrap seat cushions and individual antique bronze studding complimented by antique bronze castors. The fabric is again by Ascraft, this time it is called Les Creations, its colour Genk col.24.

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And finally this is beautifully set off by a custom deep diamond buttoned ottoman featuring polished legs and antique bronze castors, individual antique bronze studding, dressed in a stunning leather from Hume International called Brusio in the colour Desert.

The Wills team of craftsmen and artisans breath life into design with superb finish and quality. All Wills Furniture is hand built utilising traditional craftsmanship and methodologies passed down for generations. The end result is superb. Elegant, sumptuous, yet practical.

For further enquiries please don’t hesitate to call on 03 9815 0111 to book an appointment to view our showroom and floor stock. Or you can leave your details here for a prompt response to your enquiry. Our showrooms are located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn (off Burwood Rd) before Glenferrie Rd heading east.

Always choose Wills Furniture. Timeless, traditional or modern contemporary – Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Preparing for the Holidays? Relax, it’s from Wills Furniture.


Luxury, Comfort, Design. Wills Furniture is simply the best. When it comes to taking a break at the Holiday house or apartment, choose from our extensive selection of sofas and occasional chairs. Beautiful design, exquisite fabrics, supreme comfort. Sit back with a chilled drink and truly relax. This is living.

This week we feature the Monterey Sofa in a beautiful beachside setting for a client’s apartment located right on the ocean at Lorne in Victoria. With two matching sofas, scatter cushions and accessories, this is a genuinely inviting vista. Dressed in a Warwick fabric called Oasis in the colour Steel, these beautiful sofas feature Victorian hardwood frames, steel coil sprung seat construction and feather/fibre wrap foam seat cushions. Which all add up to one thing – your complete comfort and relaxation.



The Wills Collection offer an extensive range of styles and accessories with your choice of fabrics, leather or materials. Take the time to browse our full collection here at your leisure.

For your interest we present to you our full Contemporary Sofa Range

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Discuss the possibilities with your interior designer or decorator. Develop your own unique look and comfort with the Wills Collection.

For further enquiries please call 9815 0111 during business hours, or leave your contact details here for a prompt reply. You are welcome to visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Please call first to make an appointment at a suitable time.

Remember Wills Furniture for Design Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture, it’s simply the very best.

The Holiday House Ready? Reupholster or renew your Lounge Suite with Wills Furniture.


For many people, it’s now time to prepare for the Holiday Season. For many there has already been a visit to the Holiday House on the Mornington Peninsula, the Surf Coast or similar locations. The sun can take its toll on fabrics and leathers, especially when you’re not there to take care of them 24/7. It may be now time to reupholster or simply purchase a new sofa, chair or combination.

Wills Furniture offer an expert reupholstery service. A family business, the Wills team have been maintaining valuable furniture for loyal customers, sometimes for generations.

The Wills team will take your valuable family heirloom sofa or armchair and refurbish it in exactly the same manner it was first crafted. You may choose to utilise some of today’s more sun-resistant fabrics, or select a fabric that is perhaps more in keeping with your requirements and lifestyle. The Wills team are genuine artisans and tradesmen, upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses who simply do not ‘cut corners’. You can rely on a perfect finish in every detail and your sofa, armchair or dining chair will appear refreshed and serviceable for years to come.


In this Anna Spiro Design project we featured a month ago, the Clivedon Sofa and Ottoman displayed are upholstered in ‘Carnival Green’ from the Christopher Farr Cloth Fabrics Collection. This is in fact an ‘outdoor’ rated fabric and it is specifically manufactured to be protected against sun damage.


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Wills Furniture will provide you with a genuine honest appraisal of your furniture piece. An assessment of not just fabric, springs and webbing but also of the structural integrity of the furniture’s frame. it may be riddled with insect damage from termites to wood borers, in which case it’s pointless to restore it. The Wills team will advise you of a suitable and comparable replacement piece.

Whatever the outcome, your comfort is assured with Wills. With over 80 years of experience there is no question that in choosing from the Wills Collection you are indeed choosing simply the best upholstered furniture available.

Call now on 9815 0111 or leave your details here for a prompt response to your enquiry.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Bespoke Design with Wills Furniture

For Interior Designers and Decorators the ability to present truly Bespoke Furniture design provides wonderful opportunities. However it is imperative that the furniture produced maintains the same high quality in materials, finish and craftsmanship as exhibited in the manufacture of traditional furniture. Wills Furniture has a wealth of experience in working with a wide range of interior designers and decorators. The Wills team can bring to life these designer visions and creations of bespoke furniture with real professionalism, craftsmanship and finesse.


It’s often that a space or living area requires a unique approach. Whether it is significant modifications to a selected Wills Collection catalogue item or in fact is an entirely new design, the Wills team of artisans and upholsterers can create the perfect replication of the design supplied and required.

From Modular Furniture, Ottomans, Bench Seating, Traditional Sofas and Armchairs to Bedheads, the Wills team will add life to any design and breath vitality into what then becomes a living design. The end result is a high quality finished piece of furniture, produced utilising the traditional methods and craftsmanship of the Wills team.


Modular Furniture can be produced to accurately fit spaces specified. Designers and Decorators can request small variations in height, in depth, cushion fill and overall comfort and feel.

Most Wills Collection Sofas can be configured to incorporate sofa beds. All the mechanisms and components required are available and can be supplied upon request. The Wills Collection Sleeper Mechanism has a fully sprung mattress and is thoroughly performance tested. Dependability and real comfort are assured.

From our Wills Collection this week we offer a selection of the more classical sofas and chairs.


Take a look at the Whitehall Sofa. With traditional Diamond Buttoning this beautiful chesterfield styled sofa speaks of luxury and comfort. With large splayed out scrolled arms featuring inset piping detail, the overall finish is class, simply stunning. The sofa is finished with chunky timber legs or piano sized casters – or a tailored skirt.


The Florence Sofa is another exquisite standard, a classical Victorian style sofa. It features a diamond buttoned upholstered back, large scrolled padded arms, polished legs and castors. It may well be a ‘standard’ but there is nothing ‘standard’ about this gorgeous sofa – it is an elegant piece of furniture that simply oozes class. It will complete any selected living space. And if you prefer it can be provided with a full fluted skirt. With luxurious feather down cushions it is sublimely comfortable, overall it is a memorable and stunningly beautiful decorative piece.

From the same period we have the classic winged chair. Two that are ever popular are the Columbia Chair and the Kooyong Chair.


The Columbia, a classic winged chair with scrolled arms splayed out, piping facing detail and a pleated rolled edge, features a high wing back with fully sprung lumbar support. Polished Tasmanian Oak legs and stretcher rails create an elegant finish. Sumptuously comfortable with feather combination cushioning and a matching foot stool as an option, this is truly a chair to sink into and relax.

And finally, the Kooyong.


Again the Kooyong is a high backed winged chair, it also features adjustable Lumbar support, unique styled scrolled arms (top facing with a rounded front) and a traditional webbed seat, with sumptuous feather cushions, it too again is simply the chair to sink into and relax. Its cabriole legs are handcrafted and shaped from Victorian Mountain Ash and are highly polished.

With Wills you can trust the fine craftsmanship – from real artisans creating timeless and beautiful furniture – furniture to simply relax, enjoy and be delighted by.

For a full review of our whole collection please click here — and enjoy.

Call now on 9815 0111 and arrange a Showroom viewing at your convenience – or leave your details here and one of our staff members will reply promptly to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

It’s simply the best.

Apartment Living – Space, panoramic views and the Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection – the perfect combination.

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For many people these days, Apartment living is a sensible choice. For older people the time has come to sell the family home. The kids have all grown up and left home, starting their own families. An apartment near the city provides convenience, comfort and relief from the maintenance of a large property. Equally, young professionals find it far more convenient to live close to the city and their employment.

The Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection provides a superb range of comfortable, stylish furniture admirably suited to Apartment living.

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Modern Apartments can be up to 60 squares as a standard size. To take full advantage of such a living area, the design must acknowledge the space available and the access to panoramic views.

The Wills Collection offers an exciting and visually stunning range of contemporary furniture. It’s easy to create a unique, comfortable lounge suite, either traditional with sofas and armchairs or modular in a more modern style.


All Wills Furniture is manufactured here in Melbourne at our Hawthorn Factory; Crafted and hand built using time honoured and traditional processes, your comfort is assured as is the absolutely premium quality of each item produced.

High grade, kiln-dried hardwood is used for framing; seating is all hand tied with coil springs giving genuine luxury and support.

Here we feature three of our more popular Sofas often selected for Apartment living.

The Avalon


A contemporary design with a sleek look, this sofa has a balanced combination with the symmetry of straight lines and curved detail adding to the minimalist design. A long, singular cushion complementing the back cushions in a flowing straight line finish, together with the slightly splayed padded arms and side bolster cushions make this the perfect sofa to recline and relax on. Polished timber plinth and feet set off the clean, elegant design features.

The Baltimore


This square design has a very contemporary look with symmetric lines and proportions. The polished Tasmanian Oak timber arms with baked enamel mirror finish is modernistic and the sofa is highly suited to the sleek, spare lines of contemporary apartment design.

The Cayman


Long, sleek designed sofa with low profile fitted back, lumbar support cushions, classic square club arms. The cushions are luxuriant with a very full and thick, high grade memory foam to ensure maximum comfort. The sleek, high profile plinth and leg assembly, together with the low profile back, gives a nod to classic 1970’s design. The plinth and legs can be polished or painted in any finish to highlight the slim-line, smooth appearance of this sofa.

Please feel free to visit the Showroom in Hawthorn to inspect these or any other sofas in the collection. As visits are by appointment, please call first to arrange an inspection on 9815 0111, or leave your details here and one of our staff members will respond promptly to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – Simply the best

Wills Furniture – A Tradition of Craftsmanship and Quality.


The Wills Furniture Collection has consistently delivered luxury, comfort and innovative design for over 80 years. And there is good reason for this. All Wills Upholstered Furniture is finely crafted and hand built by genuine artisans. Using tried and true methodologies, the Wills team ensure every piece of furniture delivered to you or your client is unique, a masterpiece.

From timeless traditional classics perfected over many years to more modern contemporary furniture – Sofas, armchairs and ottomans – it is the Wills flair and attention to every detail that ensures your Wills Sofa, Armchair or dining chairs – your lounge suite is perfectly finished – a joy to behold, and an absolutely comfortable and relaxing piece – You can feel the quality – World class fabrics and leathers – It’s a Wills.

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This week we view one of our latest designs created by our production manager Matt Howe. The Amelia Sofa is a classic design with a curved tub back made with Australian hardwood kiln dried frame, hand tied hourglass steel coil springs, feather down cushions with assorted scatter cushions for the back.


The Amelia is available in 3 sizes – as a 2 seater, 2 1/2 or 3 seater and can be complemented by a matching armchair. Like any selection from our collection it can be upholstered in the fabric of your choice. Consult with your Interior Designer and select from a huge range of fabric, leather or textile combinations.

For many people. Finding a competent team to restore a family heirloom or favourite can prove a difficult task. Look no further, Wills Furniture provide an experienced and knowledgable team to ensure your treasured piece of furniture is faithfully and correctly restored, using traditional handcrafting and restoration methods.


The Wills Furniture team is often required to work with wonderful timeless furniture for our clients in both reupholstering and re-covering antique and contemporary furniture. The rather traditional Bergere Chair pictured was restored by Wills for a valued client. With a beautiful hand carved frame, carved from American Cherrywoods this is a most unique and handsome chair. It is beautifully finished with a distressed wax finish. Supremely comfortable it is luxuriant with a sumptuous combination feather and down seat cushion.

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Our Craftsmen at Wills Furniture design and create impressive furniture for the most discerning Interior Designers and Decorators. Take the time to review our Collection and on appointment you are most welcome to view our range at our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. You’re welcome to invite your clients to accompany you on your visit.

Call now on 9815 0111 to arrange a time, or leave your details here and we will respond promptly to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.