Europe’s premier Design destination – Salone del Mobile Milano.

Each year in Milan, the Salone del Mobile Milano, Europe’s leading design expo is held in April. This year’s event was the 58th Edition and it was held earlier this month between the 9th and 14th of April. it is an extraordinary show. Extravagant, excessive, vibrant yet exceptionally beautiful – it’s Italy profiling the world of design.

The show features leading designers from all over the globe in a full range of disciplines – Furniture, Lighting, homewares, kitchens and outdoor living areas. It is anything but pedestrian. To illustrate this we profile two leading brands and their installations – Gucci and Versace.

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Gucci presented a pop-up store. Staged in a traditional apartment on the Via Santo Spirito, the resultant installation was spectacular, breathtaking.

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The purpose was to profile the brand’s latest offerings in homewares – furniture, porcelain, dinnerware and blankets. It did this and much more with the vision of Gucci’s Creative Director Allessandro Michele creating a stunning maximalist vision. Wallpapers, candles, cushions, screens, chairs and sofa, incense trays and even small metal folding trays – all bearing the well known Gucci emblem.

Our second selection is from the iconic Louis Vuitton who combined with designers India Mahdavi, Patricia Urquindo and Tokujin Yoshioka to present its ‘Objets Nomades’ installation.

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Located on the Palazzo Serbellani the creation featured extraordinary pieces from designers Atelier Biagetti and the Italian duo Zanellato/Bortotto ‘Anemana’, a superb glass top table with wavy base covered in soft leather was created by Atelier Biagetti. Zanellato/Bortotto debuted with an exceptionally beautiful ‘mandala’ screen of three parts woven together in an intricate and sophisticated manner. The display featured past editions of the Louis Vuitton displays presented in new colours, fabrics and materials. Standouts were the Campano Brothers ‘Bomboca’ sofa-puzzle in fluoro yellow and the ‘Cocoon’ suspended chair in red faux fur. Their ‘Bulbo’ armchair was pure fantasy mimicking a giant tropical bloom that envelopes a person seated in billows of yellow fabric.

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Not all the displays were brand oriented. The Mexican based artist Carlos Amardes presented a rather different installation featuring over 15,000 black butterflies. He refers to them as a ‘swarm’. His creation he had named ‘the accursed hour’ was located on the Fondazione Adolfo Pini.

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When seeking the very best in contemporary and classic design, look no further that Wills Furniture. With over 80 years experience, the handcrafted furniture from Wills available through our extensive Wills Collection in both timeless yet acknowledges currency, creativity and the vibrancy of our times.

Call now on 9815 0111 and book a consultation to discuss your specific project or design requirements. Or you can leave your details here [LINK] for a prompt reply.

Design. Luxury. Comfort.

The Wills Collection – Simply superb.

Wills Furniture’s Summer Bedhead Sale

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Yes, it’s true. Order during April and May and you receive an automatic 50% discount on all standard design Bedheads with fabric supplied. The Wills Bedhead range completes our stunning collection of exquisite upholstered furniture.

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With our bedhead range, it’s possible now to carry the design theme throughout the home, selecting fabrics and complimentary matching styles from our extensive Wills Collection. For Interior Designers, custom designs can be prepared and delivered by the Wills team of artisans and tradesmen.

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The Bedhead range offers a full selection from traditional through to contemporary styles. Choose the bedhead that truly suits your living situation, from Victorian Terraces to spacious modern apartments.

View the full selection here. We offer an excellent choice of styles, fabrics and finishing, with buttoning and studs available upon request (non-standard selections attract a small fee).

When thinking ‘bedrooms’ consider an occasional chair for comfort and convenience.

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Choosing an occasional chair is often dependent on the purpose you wish to put the chair to. It could be a comfortable addition to your bedroom suite; Or perhaps a quiet nook or study. A drawing room, sun room – perhaps a really stunning, vibrant piece to set off your lounge or living area. Wills offers a magnificent selection of traditionally upholstered furniture from which to choose from.

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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

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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

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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 Annabel Chair

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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

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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 respond to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

It has to be a ‘Wills’.

Gabe O’Shea-Burton of Wills Furniture – Apprentice of the Year

Back in 2016, Wills Furniture welcomed our new apprentice Gabe O’Shea Burton. To quote from our introduction…

“Gabe has joined our team as a first year apprentice. He is keenly interested in the furniture upholstery business and has immediately shown skill and talent.”

Gabe has certainly consolidated and is now into his fourth year as an apprentice. To say he has consolidated is somewhat of an understatement. He has flourished. With the assistance of the team at Wills Furniture and his teachers and mentors at Holmesglen College, Gabe has simply excelled. In 2019 he has been named the Apprentice of the Year (Upholstery) and we congratulate him for being awarded such a prestigious honour. The tradition continues. With over 80 years experience in traditional upholstery and furniture making, Wills Furniture remains the leading supplier of handcrafted and hand built high end luxury furniture in Australia. With staff of the caliber of Gabe, we feel confident this is a standard we can and will maintain for many years to come.

The latest release from Wills Furniture is the addition to our already exciting collection of our exclusive Bedhead selections. Again our bedheads are crafted by Gabe and the rest of the Wills team of artisans, craftsmen and seamstresses to the same exacting standards as all other items listed in our collection.

 

Our Bedhead Sale continues through April/May/June with all wholesale orders supplied at ½ price.

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The Bedhead Collection has been expanded. With 15 options available, from traditional to contemporary and modern, it’s now possible to create the complete bedroom look and feel with both selected bedheads – in the fabrics you or your designer chooses – as well as a full range of suitable bedroom occasional chairs, ottomans and foot stools. Look here for the full range of shapes and sizes of bedheads available. Wills offers the same impeccable service in providing a complete range of fabrics, buttoning, studs and piping as per your requirements. (A small fee applies for non-standard variations)

Our range of Contemporary Chairs has also enjoyed some additions and modifications with the addition of the Admiral, the Milford and the Lyon – an updated favourite.

 

Add to these changes in our popular French Provincial Chairs – the Louis and the Bergere, with sturdy new frames and fresh fabric choices.

 

For Dining Chairs, we introduce the Rochester and updates on the Odeon and the Sebastian. Each chair offers different opportunities in design with Rochester featuring solid sides curving in to meet a high back. The Odeon is a simple dining chair, elegantly proportioned, comfortable yet demure. The Sebastian is somewhat more ornate with curved legs at the front, full seat cushioning and a high back.

 

Lastly, we’ve added a new Tub Chair – the Moyston. It’s a solid chair featuring a high back, solid rectangular arms and side panels with attractive timber framed legs.

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For further information on any of our featured Wills Furniture Collection items please call 03 9815 0111 to make an appointment to view our Showroom located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Alternatively leave your details here and one of our team will get back to you promptly to assist you with your enquiries.

Remember, it’s Wills Furniture for Design Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

The Wills Commercial Furniture Range – Quality, Charm and Finesse

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When outfitting a new corporate headquarters, the lounge of a five star hotel or an upmarket medical suite, Wills Furniture is your natural choice. Handcrafted, built to last, the Wills Collection offers contemporary or classic design, superb comfort and a touch of real luxury. your clients, guests or patients feel welcomed and relaxed. Take a seat – it’s a Wills – timeless, sumptuous and yet durable. You’ve made the right choice.

Wills Furniture offer a full range of options for upholstered furniture suitable for 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 impeccable.

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

As always there is the opportunity for Designers to request custom designs and modifications as may be required with commercial specifications. The Wills team 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

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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

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 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

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 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. You can also use our contact facility here for a prompt response.

Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

It’s simply the best.