Custom Designed Sofa
This gorgeous, custom designed, modular sofa (pictured above) was made for a client of Penny Goodman of Penelope Design. The sofa was made to a specific size to fit the room as well as complementing the sleek ottoman. After measuring the room Wills Furniture designers created this design at 2800 x 1800mm with square arms and a return daybed. It not only fits the room but made it through the front door at the Glen Iris residence! Luxuriant comfort is ensured with fully hand tied coil sprung seat with feather wrapped foam seat cushions and feather/fibre back cushions. Upholstered in a lush velvet Aspen, in the colour Sterling from Zepel Fabrics.
Feather Wrap Cushioning
Pictured, the feather wrap cushion technique used in this sofa, has a multi-layer of high density foam and a soft, slow release foam called “memory foam. This is encased in a channelled doona cover of duck feathers and holofil fibre. This combination creates a luxurious comfort level, whilst allowing the cushion to maintain its structure to eliminate “fluffing up”. The amount of foam and feathers can be varied to accommodate individual requirements.
Sprung Seat Technique
Wills Furniture’s factory manager Matt Howe (pictured) showing how to tie off a sprung seat the traditional way. Working on one of Wills Furniture popular designs, the Madrid chair, Matt demonstrates the traditional method used, with jute webbing and 8 inch steel coil springs all hand tied off with button twine. Not many furniture manufacturers still use this method with so much cheap “throw away” furniture on the market today. Our clients expect quality furniture that lasts, so we build the traditional way to deliver the best furniture.
You are welcome to visit our showroom to see for yourself the quality and test the comfort of the Wills Fine Furniture collection. Visit our website to view our online catalogue of sofas, chairs and other upholstered furniture.
An exclusive, new design by Wills Furniture is the elegant Laguno Sofa. This sleek, contemporary three seater design is available in either leather or fabric. The superior comfort feather/fibre wrapped memory foam seat cushion inserts and polished beech timber base together with exquisite twin needle stitching detail combine to create a superbly comfortable and stylish sofa. Pictured here upholstered in Warwick Silk leather, colour 0329. Call for an appointment to view it at our showroom.
A client in Malvern was delighted by this custom built Venice Sofa with hardwood frame, hand tied coil seat springs and beautiful, French polished hand turned legs, finished with brass castors. Upholstered in Zoffany The Gondolier Twilight from Domestic Textile Corporation, the stunning velvet design of Venice streets and waterways truly complements this classic design.
Ottoman diamond buttoned.
Ottomans add grace and elegance to a space with a practical element. Pictured is a traditional diamond buttoned ottoman made by Wills Furniture. You can order custom made ottomans in any size or shape in fabric or leather, as chosen by you. Ottomans have an interesting history, having been brought to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the late 18th century. In the Ottoman Empire an ottoman was the central piece of furniture for seating and was piled with cushions but when it came to Europe it became fitted furniture that wrapped around three walls of a room. It later evolved into a smaller version to fit into the corner of a room. Ottomans took on the circular or octagonal shape we see today through the 19th century.
You are welcome to bring your clients to view our collection on display at our showroom in Hawthorn, where you can discuss any modifications or customised designs to suit your project.
The recent $9.4 million renovation to The Lodge in Canberra, which has taken almost three years to complete, was unveiled to the public last week. The updated 40-room Georgian revival-style residence, which has housed Australian Prime Ministers for the better part of 90 years, has a new, refreshed look. Wills Furniture was honoured to be commissioned by Adelaide Bragg & Associates to supply two sofas from their renowned sofa collection. The matching Adelaide sofas both have waterfall skirts and are upholstered in perfectly patterned matched check fabric from Colefax & Fowler. Extreme comfort is attained with luxurious feather/down seat cushion inserts, which complement the elegance of these sofas within this beautifully renovated room setting.
Dazzling striped pattern on Bradbury sofa
A dazzling fabric choice makes this sofa a complete stand out. Chosen by Ruth Johnson of The House With The Red Door for her Malvern client, it is superbly upholstered in Colefax & Fowler Marsanne Rose Indien Stripe. The customised Bradbury sofa, hand-made by Wills Furniture has steel coil hourglass springs in the seat and back, hand carved legs polished natural and luxurious seat cushion inserts with a secret mix of feather and fibre wrapped foam. Not only elegant and eye catching but superbly comfortable.
Welcome To A New Apprentice
Apprentice Gabe Burton
Welcoming Gabe Burton to Wills Furniture, Gabe has joined the team as a first year apprentice. He expressed his keen interest in the furniture upholstery business and to our delight has immediately shown skill and talent. He will be learning on the job from some of the most experienced and skilled upholsterers in Australia as well as attending Holmesglen TAFE one day a week to study the upholstery course on campus. Gabe will soon learn the trade secrets and high level skills imparted through our upholsterers and a long tradition of quality furniture manufacture at Wills Furniture.