Wills Furniture for all your Commercial Needs

Wills Furniture offer a full range of options for upholstered furniture to be used in Commercial premises. Modular seating for waiting rooms and reception areas, board room chairs, dining chairs and a range of sofas and ottomans have all been purpose designed for specific commercial applications.

For Designers, Wills offers a new level of comfort and luxury. Add to this the real craftsmanship provided by skilled artisans and the upholstered furniture produced is timeless yet durable and reliable.

Architects and Designers can confidently select from our Commercial Furniture range knowing the same finesse, workmanship and excellence is standard with every individual upholstered Wills Furniture item – as well as a lifetime guarantee on workmanship and quality.

As always there is the opportunity for Designers to request custom designs and modifications as may be required with commercial specifications. Wills Furniture upholsterers and craftsmen will interpret the design modifications faithfully with dexterity and skill, ensuring the end result is as desired.

Here are some examples of items suitable for commercial application selected from our catalogue.

The Barrington



The Barrington Sofa by Wills Furniture

The Barrington is comfortable sofa that looks impressive in executive offices or specialist medical rooms. It speaks of quality, featuring higher club arms and a fully upholstered coil-sprung back for solid, comfortable support. The hardwood frame with coil springs ensures a solid yet attractive unit. A three seater measuring 2300mm in width as well as a two seater measuring 2000mm are both available and quite suitable for commercial purposes. Matching armchairs and ottomans are also available.

The Houston


The Houston Sofa by Wills Furniture

The Houston is an elegant sofa yet it lends itself to utilitarian purposes in business settings, medical rooms or executive offices. it features a coil sprung fitted back with split piped division and large feather wrapped cushions. The cushion materials can be adjusted to suit the expected usage.

A large, solid, sleek profile with polished feet in  detail and patina polished finish. The sofa is available as a three seater, two and a half or two seater as well as in an armchair.

Chicago Chair


The Chicago Chair by Wills Furniture

When considering occasional chairs for the office or professional rooms take a look at the Chicago chair. A sleek, armless chair, it features twin needle stitched detail creating a tufted effect on the seat and inside back. Nicely finished with fine piping detail to the edges, it’s highly polished timber base and legs compliment its overall look and feel.

For further information on upholstered furniture produced by Wills suitable for Commercial application please call on 9815 0111 or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com and we will be happy to assist you with your requirements.

Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – Master Craftsmen

Wills Furniture are renowned as Master Craftsmen. Working from the very many inspired and traditional designs available from the Wills Furniture Collection, the Wills team of upholsterers, seamstresses, furniture makers, metal workers, and artisans interpret the Designers brief right down to the last detail, creating impeccable, comfortable, visually stunning masterpieces, time after time. Furniture that not only feels good but looks good with classic lines and real finesse.

Wills Furniture originally were located in South Melbourne producing high quality attractive furniture from its factory there for over 30 years. In 1960 the Wills team moved to premises in Surrey Hills until about 20 years ago when the business moved again to its present location in Guest St, Hawthorn (view on Google maps)

The Wills family have been making classic furniture now for over 80 years. And the proven timely manufacturing and furniture making methods of those times are still as valid today as they were 80 years ago. If anything modern equipment adds to the precision, but rest assured all furniture produced by Wills at its factory is genuinely handmade and artisan produced using only materials of the highest quality.

The Wills standards for cushioning include feather/foam or premium foam/dacron for seating cushioning whilst holofil/dacron is used for the back cushions. Other options include Luxury Foam, Enduro Foam, Spring Cells and Feather Combinations.

All Wills Furniture designs require fully hand tied coil spring construction, this includes the front edge. However if required there is also the option of selecting contemporary modern springing.

High quality, kiln dried hardwood is used in all Wills framing, with corner blocking being standard on all frames providing real strength and rigidity.

With a sample provided, Wills can generally match all timber polished finishes and colours. Painted finishes and antique polishing techniques can be optioned on request.

Studding options provide for individual studding or continuous strip studding. You can check here on our website for studding options.

Wills provides a range of castors in 4 finishes – Chrome, Brass, Antique Brass or Antique Bronze. Castors are available with round cups or square cups to suit either turned or square legs.

And when Designers give specifications and modifications, providing all variations prior to the final order, Wills are quite willing to work to Designer modifications for specific furniture pieces to suit the designs required.

But it’s not all about history. The Wills collection features an excellent range of contemporary sofa designs.

The Avalon


The Avalon contemporary sofa by Wills Furniture

With balanced, symmetrical straight lines, curved detail – this sofa has a sleek look with a minimalist design.

A long singular seat cushion complements the back cushion in a flowing straight line finish. This with the slightly splayed arms and side bolster cushions invites you to relax, to recline, to enjoy and soak up the luxury. A polished timber plinth and feet set off this delightful sofa design.

The Cayman


The Cayman contemporary sofa by Wills Furniture

A long, sleek designed sofa with a low profile fitted back, lumbar support cushions and classic square club arms. Cushions are luxuriant with full and thick high grade memory foam to ensure your maximum comfort. With a high profile plinth and leg assembly, the sofa acknowledges a classic 1970s design theme. The plinth and legs can be polished or painted in any finish desired to highlight the slimline, smooth appearance of this classic yet contemporary sofa.

At Wills, there is a world of choice. Design – Luxury – Comfort. Follow the link to view our full collection. Choose Wills Furniture – the Master Craftsmen.

Traditional Furniture, Handmade with Care

Wills Furniture is a traditional manufacturer of Bespoke furniture and a full range of popular Lounges, Sofa, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Ottomans and Bedheads.

Traditional furniture is handmade with care, with an eye to detail and with real experience. Our Upholsterers continue to utilise the same methods in both manufacture and restoration handed down over 4 generations. The craftsmanship is the direct input from those generations of Artisans who have worked for or are working for Wills Furniture.

With a full range of furniture designs developed over 50 years, the quality, workmanship and finish is as expected – superb. And it is the reason why Wills is considered one of Australia’s leading suppliers of unique, handcrafted, quality bespoke furniture.

Traditional designs and styles such as the Adelaide Sofa, the Georgian Sofa, the Macquarie Chair and the Deakin Chair are timeless in their comfort and beauty.


The Whitehall – Traditional Style Classic Sofa by Wills Furniture

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 – Traditional Style Classic Sofa by Wills Furniture

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 – Traditional Wing Backed Classic 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.


The Kooyong – Classic Wing Back Chair by Wills Furniture

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 know that there is 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. For now goodbye and see you next week with more from Wills Furniture.

Design – Comfort – Luxury

Reupholstery – When you value your family treasures

When you select Wills Furniture, you have selected real craftsmanship. Working with selected Designers, Decorators and Architects, Wills Furniture create authentic and traditional period furniture in a range of fabrics, styles, sizes and colours.


View the Wills Collection here. A huge range of Classic Sofas, Contemporary Sofas, Classic Chairs, Contemporary Chairs, French Provincial style furniture, Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs, Ottomans and Stools and Bedheads. The Wills Furniture team are all qualified tradesmen specialising in upholstery, fabrics and framing. With the level of expertise available there is no issue in customising traditional designs to meet the requirements of the overall design and function of the specified living room, dining room, bedroom or complete property, look and feel. Classic designs are assigned a more contemporary feel, adopting the very best of times gone by and matching furniture pieces with today’s bold colours and fabrics.


Our Tradesmen are true Artisans. It may be that the family own a treasured lounge or armchair or dining set they wish to reupholster and restore. When the furniture piece is over 100 years old it is imperative that the item is faithfully restored using the techniques, fabrics and components used by heritage furniture manufacturers. The Wills team will restore your favourite chair – its framing, strapping, springs, coverings and the timbers – to its original glory.


Wills offer Standard Re-upholstery, Antique Restorations, full advice and service and Re-Polishing. Contact us anytime for a free, no-obligation quote.

The Wills team take great pride in their work and will ensure your treasured antique or family heirloom will look the very best it can, and will no doubt last another 100 years with proper care.


Go to the Re-Uphloster page on our website, fill out the form and upload a photograph of your furniture piece.

types-antique-sofas-5.1-800x800Wills Furniture are constantly receiving new fabrics and materials enabling us to keep ahead of and up to date with new trends within the industry.

The Newham Family have worked with and advised Wills Furniture for over 50 years. Paul Newham, a son of one of the original upholsterers from Newham still provides quality advice and direction ensuring the extremely high standards required are maintained and abided by.

So trust your treasured family heirloom furniture to Wills and Sons. Its one thing you will never regret.

Design, Luxury, Comfort – The Wills Way.

Antique Furniture Styles

When people discuss furniture, architecture and style they often refer to the style as the actual  period the furniture, piece, room or building comes from, or at least draws influence from. At Wills Furniture we generally acknowledge the styles of the early 20th Century with additions through until the 1950s, with design adjustments to suit the times we live in. For the main we remain faithful to this period that to some extent does remain timeless.But obviously we pay homage to Chippendale and other ever popular designs as well. See our catalogue for a great reveal of the various lounges, sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, ottomans and bedheads that make up our current range.

Here is a handy reference to furniture styles both original and reproduction:

Queen Anne, 1700–1755


Queen Anne was the British Monarch from 1700 to 1755. Her reign on the throne saw what is now described as a simple, unpretentious style of furniture become the norm for that period.

Queen Anne style is refined, graceful and modest – it features gentle curves and manifests in shapely silhouettes.

Georgian, 1714–1838


The Georgian period extended well over a hundred years seeing four King Georges ascend the English throne in that period. It was seen to be a heavy, ornate, a progressive development of the Queen Anne style but then was soon refined over time.

The Chippendale is the most recognisable furniture from Georgian times with its intricate carved set backs and ball and claw feet. The style became popular when Thomas Chippendale published his furniture designs in 1754, in ‘The Gentleman and Makers Directory’.

The English tastes of that time ran to rather eclectic in that there were Chinese, French and Gothic influences. In the later 17th Century, Chippendale’s designs were superseded by Adam, Sheraton and Hobblewhite with more formal straight lines, horizontal slots and an overall more formal look and feel.

French, 1715–1774


In this time Louis XV was the King in France. An elegant, relaxed and graceful furniture style evolved there during his reign and it remains popular to this day. In broad terms French Furniture describes a mix of Baroque, Neo Classical and Rococco design utilised by French designers and Artisans.

French furniture is often smaller with delicate carving and painted finishes designed to both comfort us and address fashion.

Regency, 1709–1830


This style of furniture evolved in the reign of the Prince of Wales as Regent and remained fashionable until 1830. It is a further development of Georgian style with strong Greek and Egyptian influences. It is generally symmetrical, linear, graceful and well proportioned.It is said to have a graceful classical feel.

Victorian, 1840–1910


Many earlier furniture styles enjoyed a revival of popularity during the reign of Queen Victoria. A high proportion of the furniture produced during this time featured neo-gothic, rococco and neo – classical forms resulting in heavy, highly ornate pieces with reams of plush fabric. It was the first furniture style in history that enjoyed mass production in the new factories of the industrial age.

Art Deco, 1900–1950


Appearing in France as a visual arts design style just prior to World War 1, this furniture genre then flourished in the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, gradually fading in popularity after WWII.

Art Deco is a bold, eclectic style that combines traditional crafted motifs with machinery produced imagery and materials. Using rich colours and bold geometric shapes, it was a massive departure from the delicate, decorative and refined furniture styles of the previous two millennia. Art Deco opened up the public to a style exuding luxury, glamour, exuberance and demonstrated a longing for social and technological progress.

Next week we hope to continue our series on designers and interior decorators and some of their simply stunning creations. Stay tuned.