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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From The Wills Collection – the Adelaide Armchair by Tigger Hall Design

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Adelaide ChairThis week we feature the Adelaide Chair as dressed and presented by Tigger Hall Design for a client in South Yarra. With a colourful apartment, the Adelaide Chair provides a neutral foil, with colourful cushions. The fabric selected is Rose Tarlow – Danbury col. pooled 2372/02. It features a sprung fitted back, hand tied coil sprung seat, fully lined tailored skirts and a feather/down seat cushion.

As well as delightful Armchairs and Sofas, Wills offers fabulous range of Dining Chairs in its collection for your selection.

When a stylish furniture piece is designed sometimes the most important aspect of good design is missed. Comfort. You can be assured that Wills Furniture designs never compromise on comfort, following traditional methods handed down over generations, we use hand sprung seating and sumptuous cushioning built upon strong, Australian hardwood timber framing.  The Wills Furniture Dining Chair Collection is no exception, with all dining chairs featuring either Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak legs, which can be polished or painted to any requirement. The choice of fabric lies with the Interior Designer or Decorator or they may prefer a leather seat. A stylish finish with either piping or studding is another option available.

Introducing another three dining chairs in the collection :



The Odeon Dining Chair by Wills Furniture

The Odeon Dining Chair is a low back, sleek, contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs that will suit any modern home. The generous seat size, together with hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and timber frame ensure supreme comfort.



 The Sebastian Dining Chair by Wills Furniture

This beauty is a dining room classic with its scroll back, detailed provincial legs and generous height. With the Sebastian Dining Chair, comfort is once again assured with traditional upholstery methods used in the Wills Furniture factory.



 The Stockton Bar Stool by Wills Furniture

We all love a bar stool and one that is comfortable enough for a good session is a real find. The Stockton Stool is a tub stool with an arched tub style back, timber detail and firm foam seat making it hard to beat for use as a kitchen stool or bar stool.

Please feel free to contact us at Wills to arrange a showroom visit. Call on 03 9815 0111 or use the contact page of our website here.

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Bespoke at Wills Furniture – Original Design Combined with Superb Craftsmanship.

Bespoke is a word used often in today’s creative and design circles. Interior Designers and Decorators as well as Architects often choose to develop new and refreshing pieces can rely on the team at Wills Furniture to faithfully and professionally produce their creations, with craftsmanship and real finesse. The Wills team has long experience in working closely with Designers to achieve and manifest their visions.


Often an area, a room, a building requires a unique approach. Whether it is significant modifications to a selected Wills Furniture 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 required.

From Modular Furniture, Ottomans, Bench Seating, Traditional Sofas and Armchairs or even Bedheads, the Wills team will add life to the design and breath vitality into what 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 for your selection we offer 2 of our more popular sofas, The Avalon and The Cayman.

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 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 slimline, smooth appearance of this sofa.

We warmly encourage you to call us during business hours on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or contact us via our website here.

We look forward to assisting you in selecting the very best furniture available. Here at Wills we focus on Design, Luxury and Comfort – always.

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