Traditional Furniture – Made in Australia by Wills Furniture

It’s the Australia Day Weekend and it’s a perfect time to browse through some of Australia’s best Furniture – The Wills Collection. Wills Furniture have been producing upholstered furniture of the highest quality now for over 80 years. Traditional or Contemporary, our Wills Collection is handcrafted using only the very best of materials.

 

Wills Furniture uses solid hardwood framing drawn from quality Australian timbers. F7 Victorian Ash is hand picked and kiln dried. The frames are dowelled, glued and cramp joined with sturdy corner blocks. With handsprung hourglass steel coils, sprung edge seats, jute webbing, hand laced and finished with a stitched edge, the seating created is supremely comfortable and built to last.

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The Wills Collection offers a wide range from which to choose. Experiment with fabric choice – leathers, woven materials, cottons, linen or wool. For a summer feel, look to fabric collections such as Warwick, Tigger Hall or Anna Spiro Design. Find inspiration, find guidance. Create your vision with vibrancy, colour and style.

The Wills Team are often called upon to create beautiful new Bespoke pieces by Designers and Decorators as well as Architects. Wills will work with the Designer to bring to life their unique vision, offering advice on how to ensure maximum comfort and beauty. Whether it’s fully modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating or traditional sofas and chairs, the Wills Team will ensure a perfect rendition of the Designer’s vision every time. Applying Craftsmanship and traditional methods, a quality finished piece is produced every time.

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Modular furniture can be constructed to fit spaces exactly. With modern apartments this can be vitally important to achieving the look desired and effectively utilising the space available.

 

Don’t hesitate. Browse through our Wills Collection here and call us on 0398150111 to book an appointment to view our showroom located at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn. Or leave your contact details here. Choose Wills and experience the very best in traditional upholstered furniture.

Design, Luxury Comfort – You know it’s from Wills.

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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.

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

Cushion-Lifestyle-2-A-Rum-Fellow.-LR-1140x380

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.

stratford-sofa-port-melb-apart

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.

Upholsterers from Upholders

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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.