Fabrics – with Wills Furniture the choice of fabrics is yours

When you engage an Interior Designer to creatively develop living areas in your home you open up a world of choice. No longer will you be restricted to mass produced furniture in a limited range of colours, materials and styles.

There is now a world of fabrics, colours and styles available to you.

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Check out our Wills Furniture Collection and then get the advice of your selected Interior Designer. Bold, bright, beautiful? Or soft, demure and understated? The choice will be yours. Let your home reflect your style, your personality, your vision.

Warwick Fabrics

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Take a look here at Warwick Fabrics. Click on Residential. Warwick offer an amazing range of fabrics, leathers and materials. You can search via Colour, Style, Fabric Use and Price. Our suggestion is to utilise a qualified professional Interior Designer in combination with the Wills team in making your selection/s with Warwick and their knowledgeable team.

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Or you can browse Boyac. The Boyac team have a very exciting range of Textiles. Boyac is home to many of the world’s most revered and sought after Fabric Houses. Click through and view their fantastic range of traditional and contemporary fabrics.

Tigger Hall

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Tigger Hall Design in another exciting option when selecting Fabrics. Tigger has a long experience in the Industry as an Interior Designer but now focusses on her Textile agency. Visit the Tigger Hall website and click on Fabrics. Open up a world of beauty and choice.

The Wills Collection offers full range of fabrics, leathers and materials from leading suppliers world wide.

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Talk to Manager John Sharkey with regards to your particular needs or requirements. John has now worked at Wills Furniture for over 30 years. John works with Interior Designers and Decorators daily and can guide you in both your selection of a designer or ultimately in your choice of furniture. Book in an appointment to visit our Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn now for early February – you can call 98150111 or leave your contact details here on our website.

Choose Wills Furniture – The Wills Collection – It’s simply the best.

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What fabric should I choose for my lounge suite?

When you engage an Interior Designer to creatively develop living areas in your home you open up a world of choice. No longer will you be restricted to mass produced furniture in a limited range of colours, materials and styles.

There is now a world of fabrics, colours and styles available to you.

Auburn_chair jpg copy

Check out our Wills Furniture Collection and then get the advice of your selected Interior Designer. Bold, bright, beautiful? Or soft, demure and understated? The choice will be yours. Let your home reflect your style, your personality, your vision.

Warwick Fabrics

Alchemy

Take a look here at Warwick Fabrics. Click on Residential. Warwick offer an amazing range of fabrics, leathers and materials. You can search via Colour, Style, Fabric Use and Price. Our suggestion is to utilise a qualified professional Interior Designer in combination with the Wills team in making your selection/s with Warwick and their knowledgeable team.

Boyac

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Or you can browse Boyac. The Boyac team have a very exciting range of Textiles. Boyac is home to many of the world’s most revered and sought after Fabric Houses. Click through and view their fantastic range of traditional and contemporary fabrics.

Tigger Hall

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Tigger Hall Design in another exciting option when selecting Fabrics. Tigger has a long experience in the Industry as an Interior Designer but now focusses on her Textile agency. Visit the Tigger Hall website and click on Fabrics. Open up a world of beauty and choice.

The Wills Collection offers full range of fabrics, leathers and materials from leading suppliers world wide.

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Talk to Manager John Sharkey with regards to your particular needs or requirements. John has now worked at Wills Furniture for over 30 years. John works with Interior Designers and Decorators daily and can guide you in both your selection of a designer or ultimately in your choice of furniture. Book in an appointment to visit our Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn now for early February – you can call 98150111 or leave your contact details here on our website.

Choose Wills Furniture – The Wills Collection – It’s simply the best.

 

The Evolution of Traditional Upholstered Furniture

At Wills Furniture we create, renew and restore quality Upholstered Furniture, both traditional and contemporary. Upholstered Furniture has a really interesting history and this week we would like to share some of it with you.

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Upholsterers used to be called ‘Upholders’. In the 18th Century it referred more to those who repaired furniture rather than the artisans who created new pieces.

Upholders often doubled as interior decorators, taking full responsibility for the overall look and feel of a room, providing the aspect/s desired by the home owner and householder. Such craftsmen were members of the ‘Worshipful Company of Upholders’. Originally these artisans provided upholstery, textiles and fittings for funerals (perhaps this may provide insight into some of the sombre interiors of the times).

As it was, generally a cabinet maker would pair or partner an ‘upholder’ to provide what came to be known as ‘Traditional Upholstery’.

Traditional Upholstery

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Over the centuries, traditional upholstery evolved. The padding and covering of chairs, seats and sofas became recognised as an accepted craft, long before sewing machines, synthetic fabrics or various types of foam were ever available.

Traditional methodologies for upholstery involve using a solid wood frame or platform (webbed). It can also involve various kinds of springs, lashings, stuffing (animal hair and feathers), grasses and coir, wools, hessians, scrims, bridle ties, stuffing ties, blind stitching, flocks and wadding, all built up by hand.

By the early 17th Century, chair seats were being padded if in a somewhat basic fashion. The shapes and styles of upholstery we now consider ‘classic’ (both the shapes and manufacturing techniques were popularised in the 17th Century), but remained the province of the very wealthy. New techniques gave greater control with the ‘stuffing’ enabling further definition in the upright and sloping lines of popular furniture.

The Victorian era saw excessive stuffing and padding pay homage to the fashionable opulence of the era.

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And as the craft evolved with stainless steel springs and new lashing techniques, the seats, backs and arms were further built up, independent of the solid frame’s shape. More complex stuffings, elaborately shaped rolls and scrolls, with different fabrics allowing soft padded shapes by means of buttoning saw new styles and shapes evolve until we have the types of furniture we now feature in our exclusive Wills Collection.

The Wills team faithfully follow the techniques described, handed down over the centuries from the original ‘Upholders’ to today’s specialist upholstery artisans.

All Wills Furniture is handmade faithfully to those tried and true techniques. For further information please leave your details here or call us on 03 9815 0111 after Jan 17th for assistance or to book an inspection of our Wills Collection at our showroom located at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn 3122

Til then, we wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Relax with Wills Furniture – the Summer Break

It’s Summer and it’s the time many of us head to the beach. For those with their own beach houses it could be time to rejuvenate and revamp the style and quality of your property, its fittings and furniture.

The Wills Collection offers a wide range of delightful upholstered traditional and contemporary furniture from which to choose. It’s a great opportunity to experiment with fabrics, leathers and to achieve that relaxed summer feel. Sit back and enjoy in a custom designed Wills Armchair of Sofa – you deserve it.

Sometimes the first step is in finding an Interior Designer who understands what you desire and can interpret your vision with flair, quality and taste. Here are a few well known Designers we featured this year.

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Let’s start with Black and Spiro. Anna Spiro is renowned for her inspired use of fabric and colour, capturing those golden days of summer. Click here to enjoy Anna’s ecclectic style and vibrant colours.

Brownlow Designs

Brownlow Designs offer a unique vision, with clean crisp lines. Last featured in December last year, take a look here and enjoy our feature piece on Brownlow Design.

Take the time to browse through the Wills Collection and select those pieces that best suit your interiors.

For further information over the Holiday break please leave your contact details here and one of our friendly staff will get back to you ASAP.

Wills Furniture reopens on Monday the 17th of January.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Wills Furniture – Unique and Timeless Beauty

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury and Comfort

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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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At Wills, you know, it’s simply the best

 

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

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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.

The Wills Collection – Simply the best

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.

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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.

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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.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Furniture – Simply the best

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Bespoke Furniture from Wills

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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.

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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 .

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Furniture – when only the best will do.

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.