Wills Furniture – Unique and Timeless Beauty


For many people, choosing a new Sofa or Armchair leads to a re-assessment of their entire living situation. What was once to their taste in decor, colour and style has changed. With open plan living, larger rooms and expansive windows, sliding glass doors and shared spaces (dining/living/outdoor) a fresh approach to furniture is often mandatory, and can be the catalyst for a complete redesign and refreshment of your home. Add to this the gravitation to Apartment Living and downsizing by ‘empty nesters’ and it’s really time to start talking with your Interior Designer or Decorator.

The Wills Collection offers a unique palette for Interior Designers. With a carefully selected and maintained range of both Traditional and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture, the Wills Collection offers a stunning selection of handcrafted, artisan created pieces. Interior Decorators and their clients can select from a wide range of Sofas, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Stools, Ottomans and Bedheads creating a unique yet flowing style throughout the entire home. Wills Furniture provide full customisation services to enable appropriate alterations as might be required project by project.


Interior Designers, Decorators and clients can select from a huge range of Fabrics, materials, leathers and timber finishes to achieve a unique and personal result that suits both the client’s taste and the individual project at hand.

In choosing fabrics there are a number of considerations for either Interior Designers or Decorators to consider. Here is an extract from Houzz that addresses the question well:

“For a designer its often somewhat imperious to select a wafting silk or a pure white linen. However good designers realise their clients must live with the fabric selected and it may be the fabric is determined by the potential use of the furniture, its location and the degree of traffic a room may experience. Often choosing an easy to maintain fabric is a better long term choice.”

“Here is a list of fabrics, both Natural and Synthetic reprinted from the Houzz.com.au website. It is a useful guide and at Wills Furniture we consider it reasonably accurate and useful.”

  • Cotton is durable and resistant to wear and fading, but not as resistant to dirt and wrinkling. Cotton can go from casual to formal depending on the weave.
  • Cotton blends are slightly more durable than cotton due to the mix of additional fibres.
  • Leather is durable and functional. It wears well and gets better with age.
  • Linen is resistant to pilling and fading. It provides a crisp and casual look to furniture. However, it wrinkles and shows dirt easily.
  • Silk is elegant and adds a sophisticated and formal touch to furniture. Due to its delicacy, it’s best for light use and requires professional cleaning.
  • Wool blends with synthetic fibre for easier maintenance. It’s durable while also being resistant to pilling, fading, wrinkling and soil.
  • Acetate is developed as imitation silk, and is resistant to pilling and shrinking; however, it doesn’t hold up well for everyday use due to its tendency to wear, wrinkle and fade in the sun.
  • Acrylic is developed as imitation wool and may pill easily if not of high quality. However, it’s softer than natural wool, and is resistant to wear, wrinkling, dirt and fading.
  • Microfibre fabric is made from polyester fibres, is similar to suede, and easy to maintain.
  • Nylon is often blended with other fibres, creating a durable fabric that won’t wrinkle or soil but may fade and pill.
  • Polyester is usually found in a blend with other fibres, and is resistant to wrinkling and fading.
  • Rayon, though prone to wrinkling, is durable and affordable.
  • Vinyl is durable and a more affordable option compared to leather.

Source: Houzz

For further information on the superb Wills Collection please call 03 9815 0111 and arrange an inspection at our Hawthorn Showroom located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.


It could be that you don’t have a selected Designer or Decorator – yet have decided on a particular piece of furniture or combination. At Wills Furniture we have a broad selection of Designers and Decorators we can recommend to assist you.

Leave your contact details here and we will get back to you promptly to assist you further.

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The Wills Collection – Contemporary Design Sofas and Armchairs

Wills Furniture offer a wider range of Traditional and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture, hand crafted and expertly finished. For Interior Designers and Decorators, it’s easy to select fabrics, textiles or leathers to create a unique and stunning effect on any selected furniture.

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Last week, we presented a range of Traditional Sofas and matching Armchairs. This week’s display features Contemporary Sofas along with a selection of Contemporary Chairs.

The Wills Collection provides a unique opportunity for Interior Designers and Decorators to demonstrate real flair and innovation utilising upholstered furniture of the highest quality.

Selected Sofas and Chairs may be teamed with ottomans, Dining Chairs and Stools.

The Wills Team can adapt furniture listed with modifications as required to ensure project needs are met and fulfilled.

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Sofa Range 

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Armchair Range

Please visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn and view the Wills Furniture Collection in person. Call 03 9815 0111 now and make an appointment with our friendly staff or leave your contact details on our website here and we will contact you promptly to make a time suitable and convenient for you.

At Wills, we work closely with a range of Interior Designers and Interior Decorators. If you require assistance in finding such a suitable professional for selecting and dressing furniture items for your home we are pleased to provide referrals for your consideration.

Wills Furniture provide a full range of services including restoration and reupholstering of traditional and classical furniture.

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Wills Furniture – the very best in traditional upholstered furniture

This week we feature the Wills Collection’s Classic Sofa selection. With a wide range of styles to suit all tastes, the Wills Classic Sofa selection provides a range of options for all applications

The Classic Sofa Selection

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Match our Classic Sofas with our range of Classic Armchairs

Adelaide Sofas and Chairs

Bradford Chair and Sofa

Georgian Chair and Sofa

Sheffield Chair and Sofa

A number of our Classic Sofas have Armchairs to match, providing a full Lounge Suite which is stylish, Superb Quality and supremely comfortable.

You can view our fabulous range of Classic Sofas and Armchairs at our Showroom located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Book an appointment – call 03 9815 0111 to make a time that suits you.

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Visit our website and inspect our full collection. Leave your details on our contact page. Wills Furniture for exquisite classic and contemporary Sofas, Lounge and Dining Chairs, Stools, Bedheads, Ottomans and more.

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Fine Furniture – The Tradition Continues from the UK

Each year in Great Britain there are a number of exhibitions, expo’s and shows featuring the very best in innovation, traditional and contemporary upholstered furniture, lighting, flooring and other aspects of Interior Design.

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Two of the more interesting shows scheduled annually are the Long Eaton’s Guild of Furniture Manufacturers Spring and Autumn Shows, named ‘Spring Long Point’ and ‘Autumn Long Point’. These shows present the works of a cluster of furniture manufacturers in the East Midlands of the UK. Click here to visit the website

The guild is designed and operated to present the works of local manufacturers, sharing their knowledge, experiences and the heritage behind their endeavours. The furniture speaks for itself in its craftsmanship and excellence. Both shows also feature ‘online’ virtual shows where the manufacturer’s websites are profiled in succession during the show.



The furniture profiled is traditional or traditional with contemporary interpretations. Here in Australia, Wills Furniture continues this fine tradition in producing hand crafted, artisan finished furniture utilising a broad range of fabrics and leathers from recognised suppliers such as Boyac, Dempsey Group (Domestic Textiles), Warwick and Tigger Hall Design.

We applaud the Guild and its traditions and here we endeavour to maintain the same industry standards with every piece we manufacture. The Wills Furniture Collection is the result of 80 years interaction with Craftsmen, Artisans, Interior Designers and Decorators.


Each Wills Collection item is immaculately finished, providing comfort, luxury and eye catching style and beauty.

When choosing to refurnish, to redesign or redecorate, please view the Wills Furniture Collection for inspiration and real choice. At Wills, our upholsterers and artisans are familiar with the requirements of Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects. All Wills Collection pieces can be modified to suit individual needs and requirements. You can click here to review our extensive range and make your selection.

Or alternatively call us on 9815 0111 and book an appointment to visit us at our Showroom and Factory at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. If it’s more convenient just leave your contact details on our website contact page here. Remember, with Wills your comfort is our responsibility.

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Wills Furniture – Simply the best

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Bespoke Furniture from Wills


Often Designers, Decorators and Architects will create new and exciting bespoke furniture for individual projects. The Wills team of Craftsmen have long experience in interpreting drawings and plans, creating exactly what the designer has in mind. With skill and expertise our artisans bring the design to life, creating unique pieces that breathe life into the overall project vision.

The Wills team are experienced and skilled in producing unique, individual furniture to the design specifications supplied by Interior Designer, Decorators and Architects. As well where required the Wills team can modify current furniture pieces featured in the Wills Collection to meet the space and/or the concepts of the Interior Designer or Decorator as provided.


Designers can create modular furniture with nominated space requirements. Wills will produce the furniture units to fit the spaces exactly and correctly as desired. This includes one-off modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating, traditional sofas and chairs. In short Wills will provide a superb rendition of the plans and designs developed by the designers, decorators and architects on each occasion.

Keep in mind that most Wills designed Sofas can be easily modified to include Sofa Bed mechanisms. Each such mechanism has fully sprung mattresses and is reliably tested for comfort and functionality. Sofa Beds provide a wonderful and simple option for guest rooms or those ‘spare’ spaces.

Please call now and book a time to discuss your requirements with Manager John Sharkey on 03 9815 0111, or leave your details on our website contact page here.

The Wills Furniture team will bring your design visions to life, with beauty and true individuality .

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The Wills Collection – Simply the Best

The Wills Collection offers a fabulous selection of premium quality handcrafted upholstered furniture from which to choose.

Our Classic Sofas offer 19 different designs all selected over the years for their unique appearance, features and comfort.

Add to this out exquisite range of Classic Chairs from which to choose, creating a classic formal living area with our Wills Classic Lounge Suites. Sofas can be either 2000mm or 3000mm in length with chairs to suit, or modifications as you require.

A similar choice is available with the Wills Contemporary Sofa range and Contemporary Chairs. Magnificent stylish comfortable sofas, with a range of hand made and crafted luxury chairs suitable as occasional chairs, bedroom chairs, chairs for the sitting room, study or bar. All featuring comfort, quality and just the right look to finish elegant modern designs.

The Wills Collection features some absolutely beautiful French Provincial furniture pieces, providing that touch of elegance and classic French Provincial style.

Choose from the range of Dining Chairs and Tub Chairs from the Wills Furniture Collection. We offer a selection for every situation – real choice, real quality. Beautifully finished in polished timbers, with or without castors, each piece is sumptuous, comfortable, hand made with pride by our Wills Craftsmen and Artisans.

And the Wills Furniture Collection offers a range of Ottomans and Stools designed to work well with our sofas and chairs. For those interested we also offer a magnificent range of Bed Heads

Talk to your Designer or Decorator. Select fabrics, modify to suit your needs. At Wills we are here to create the vision you have for your home.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to attend our Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn with your Designer or allow us to advise you in selecting an Interior Designer to suit your taste.

You can leave your details here on our contact page Our Sales staff will then contact you to make an appointment.

Remember at Wills Furniture, our vision is and remains: Design – Luxury – Comfort. Wills Furniture, when you simply want the best.

The Wills Collection – Simply the Best

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Wills Furniture is created, crafted and finished by genuine artisans. The Wills Furniture Collection has been established for over 80 years, with new selections added as demanded. Our Collection is favoured by Interior Designers and Decorators for one reason – it’s simply the best. Real comfort, luxury and superb design. And it’s from this pool of design excellence we have drawn inspiration and guidance over many years; from the very best Interior Designers and Decorators in developing our unique Collection.

This week we feature some old favourites from our Classic Sofa Collection – timeless pieces that present true luxury and elegance. Let us acquaint you with three of our most popular sofas. You can view the entire Classic Sofa Collection here.

Albert Sofa


This European inspired sofa features luxuriously padded, large scroll arms with piped facing detail. This classical European style of sofa has been a mainstay of European furniture design appearing in collections for over a century. We are proud to have it in our collection, with each piece being handcrafted in our workshop located in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

Carlton Sofa


This handsome sofa has large designer inspired scroll arms and a domed back, which designers often refer to as a ‘humpback’. This back is tight fitted, upholstered with coil springs for support and comfort. The steel springs are all eight way hand tied in the traditional manner. The frame is Australian hard timber and all of the combination cushions can be upholstered in any fabric or leather of your choosing.

Amelia Sofa


This sweet tub style sofa has a unique design that is very eye-catching and feminine.

It can be optioned to have fully lined skirts or polished timber block feet. It offers true comfort and seat cushions can also be optioned with either a feather wrap cushion or a feather/down combination.

All styles can be made as a two seater with two legs or a three seater with three legs or as a chair. You can be assured of the highest quality craftsmanship as Wills Furniture offer a lifetime guarantee on all pieces.

Call now and make the time to view our magnificent Collection at our showrooms located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.

Make an appointment to discuss your project and upholstered furniture requirements by calling 03 9815 0111 during business hours. Or leave your details here on our contact page for a call back.

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The Occasional Chair – Comfort and Beauty

Occasional chairs can be stylish yet practical additions to any home. Whether it’s a favourite reading chair tucked away in a quiet nook or study, a comfortable bedroom chair for dressing or simply relaxing before bed, or perhaps a stunning, vibrant piece in a lounge room or sun room; at Wills Furniture we have a magnificent range of traditionally upholstered furniture to choose from.

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Adding character, utilitarian, occasional chairs simply complement the comfort and beauty of your home. As accent pieces don’t be shy – choose bold colours and fabrics. Perhaps choose leather for chairs you place in high traffic areas or at least something durable and easy to clean. When choosing your fabrics and colours, be guided by your Interior Designer or Decorator. Consider your flooring, decor items and room colours.

Here are some delightful and popular chairs from the Wills Collection.

‘A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a thing of beauty.’

The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture do any interior design proud. 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


This classic English design has a claw style arm and is available with a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. The Adelaide Chair 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 a designer seat for your interior space.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and book a time to inspect the Wills Collection at our Hawthorn Showroom, 6 Guest St. Or leave your contact details here and our sales staff will contact you as you require.

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Reupholstery and Restoration of Heirloom Antiques and Period Upholstered Furniture

Many people enjoy finding and restoring heirloom antique furniture, or even modern pieces from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Frequently these iconic pieces of furniture require repair and restoration. At Wills Furniture, our highly trained craftsmen and artisans know and understand the requirements, materials and methodologies to be utilised in ensuring a genuine and authentic restoration of heirloom and period upholstered furniture.


This is a full restoration, not just a recovering. Our specialist craftsmen and women – upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses fully restore and repair your entire piece. Strappings, timberwork, hand springs, buttoning and studding are all undertaken and presented in as close to original format as possible. Wills Furniture takes pride in such faithful restorations to heirloom and period pieces and in recreating the luxury and comfort of the past.


The Wills team upholster and restore lounge suits, sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs, bedroom chairs, dining chairs, barstools and tub chairs, bedheads and ottomans of all types. We can also advise you on whether restoration vs a new piece is feasible for later period pieces. In many cases, Furniture restored by Wills will leave our workshop in much better shape than that of its original manufacture. Furniture restored and refurbished by Wills becomes a piece you will be proud to own.

Our Workshop and artisans working in our Hawthorn factory enjoy a connection with the craftsmanship and artisanship of earlier times through the direction of Paul Newham, the son of the original upholsterers from the Newham family who had owned and operated Wills Furniture for over 80 years. Paul has ensured that the original rigid quality standards applied in the past are still adhered to today, ensuring the same quality and standard of excellence is still achieved on every piece of Wills Furniture today across the entire Wills Collection.


At Wills we offer a fully professional service providing free no obligation quotes, pickup and delivery, completing your furniture on time to an agreed schedule. As well as antique and period restoration, Wills offer standard reupholstery, re-polishing, advice and service. All restorative works and reupholstery are carried out at our factory and workshop located behind our showroom at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn. Visitors are welcome to visit our showroom, by appointment. Please call on 03 9815 0111 or use our contact form here on our contact page. Please don’t hesitate to call and enquire about your specialised custom upholstery recovery projects.

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Wills Furniture – Real Comfort with Superb Quality and Craftsmanship

When seeking the very best in upholstered furniture in both traditional and contemporary styles, look no further than the Wills Collection. With real beauty, comfort and lasting quality workmanship, Wills Furniture is both extremely well made and designed and guaranteed to last. View the Collection here


Your Interior Designer or Decorator can find the right selection for your needs – whether it be a ‘statement’ chair or a relaxed, family oriented setting of sofa, armchairs and dining chairs – the Wills Collection can deliver with an appealing broad based range of furniture designs. Comfort is never compromised, with most Wills Furniture items featuring traditional hand sprung seating, sumptuous feather and foam cushioning, all based on strong Australian Hardwood timber framing.

Here are some individual items – chairs – that are timeless and always popular and sought after.

The Studley Chair


This stylish occasional chair can be placed in a room to make  a statement or used in relaxed setting as comfortable chair in which to sit, relax and read or watch the latest show on TV or a device.  It features scoop fronted scroll arms and a sprung fitted back with a finely domed top. The finer sprung seat enables a finish with long, spindle turned legs with castors, or the option of full length waterfall skirts.

The Suffolk Chair


A classic club armchair with low square arms, fully sprung seat and lined, corner pleated skirts. Comfort is assured with feather wrapped, foam seat cushions and sumptuous feather combination back cushion. The Suffolk Chair has a matching sofa – The Suffolk Sofa – it is a classic club arm designed sofa with a T-shaped front cushion. It features traditional hand sprung seating and Australian hardwood timber framing. For a more contemporary look there is the option of polished timber block feet or for a more classic design, a fully lined tailored valance.

The Avoca Chair


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 Chair


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.

So take a seat, so to speak and call now on 03 9815 0111 to arrange a booking to attend our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn and view the fabulous range of Wills Furniture currently on display – or visit our website and view our full Furniture Collection here then leave your details on our contact form to arrange a visit.

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