Antique and Classic Upholstered Furniture – Restored at Wills Furniture by Master Craftsmen.

For those lucky enough to own genuine antique furniture, it is often a real dilemma when seeking out the right company or artisans to maintain or repair an item that may be hundreds of years old. It could be a Chaise Lounge of French provincial origin. Or it may simply be a beautiful family heirloom treasure – a sofa and armchairs, hand-built in the 1920s. The solution is simple. Arrange for an on the spot appraisal by Wills Furniture.

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At Wills our artisans, craftsmen and seamstresses will determine just what is required to professionally restore your treasured piece of furniture. We will ensure framing, springs, wadding and fabrics are treated methodically in the same manner as when the item was actually crafted. No shortcuts, no modern additions, just a faithful and complete restoration.

 

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Firstly, the question is always is it really worth restoring? In many cases the answer is sadly ‘no’, but for those rarer cases where such rejuvenation is both feasible and desirable, the Wills team are the right people to bring your treasured item back to life.

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The Wills team are genuine craftsmen and women. Artisans who really understand upholstery and traditional furniture. A quick assessment on the framing, quality and fabric or leather replacement provides the answers on a financial basis.

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Some items that are genuine antiques are certainly worth the investment. others such as rundown units form the ‘50s and ‘60s are probably better replaced. The Wills Collection offers an exciting and interesting range of traditional upholstered furniture, very suitable to provide a seamless replacement of that ‘timeless’ piece.

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Restoration is however a strong suit with the Wills Furniture team. The Wills team will replace the webbing, springs, and fabric, strengthen the framing and provide new cushioning, castors and armrests. All work is carried out using traditional methods and materials. Great care is taken to ensure your precious furniture is returned to you in pristine condition, ready for the next 50 years.

Here are some of the Sofas and Armchairs available through our Wills Collection that meld beautifully into a traditional interior design.

From our French Provincial selection we present:

Classic Louis XIII French provincial settee

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The settee is available in any custom size with the option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has a beautiful hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any selected colour with patina distressing and wax finish or a painted or washed finish. Superior comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied, coil sprung back. Fine double piping detail.

Louis XIV, the Sun King reigned from 1660 to 1720 and the style during his reign was one of unparalleled splendour. He believed his home (Versailles Palace), furniture and décor should reflect the glory, power and wealth of the monarchy.

Louis Chair

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This splendid chair has a frame hand carved in American Cherry timber and is highly polished. It features the traditional French style jute webbed seat and is divinely comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.

Charles II Carver Chair

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Another reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles II of England period with hand turned spindle legs and stretcher rails. The timber frame can be made from American Cherry or European Beech with the choice of a polished or painted finish. The elegant high back and hand tied, coil sprung seat ensure comfort. The Charles II carver chair style features carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs joined by a turned or carved front stretcher.

The Florence Sofa

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This beautiful, classical Victorian style sofa features diamond buttoned upholstered back, large scroll padded arms, polished legs and castors. This elegant sofa will add class to any living space. It can also be made with a fluted skirt. It’s luxurious and sumptuous feather down cushions make it divinely comfortable as well as stunningly decorative.

As can be seen at Wills, we have a range that provides the style you require – or desire. Check out our full Wills Collection here – and for further information on our full restoration services, or on viewing our extensive range, please call 9815 0111 and book an appointment with our friendly staff – or you can leave your details here and again a staff member will contact you to assist you or make an appointment to visit our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.

Remember – Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

Springtime – the Auction Season – Selling up and opting for Apartment Living.

With the Real Estate market offering buoyant times in Melbourne, the clearance rate has been exceptional in inner Melbourne. It’s been a time when many people have decided to shift to the convenience of Apartment living. Having achieved a solid sale price for the family home, it’s time for a new phase in life – the Apartment lifestyle. And that probably means the purchase of new and exciting furniture – from the Wills Furniture Collection of course!

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Georgian Sofa as exhibited by Warwick Fabrics. Image is the exclusive property of Warwick Fabrics.

Modern Apartments are spacious, light filled with panoramic views. The furniture selected by you or your interior designer must reflect this and complement it. The Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection offers a brilliant selection of simply exquisite lounge suites – sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs and ottomans to suit your purpose and fulfil your needs.

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As well we offer a more traditional look in our Classic Sofa Collection. Here you will also find some wonderful selections admirably suited to Apartment living.

Modern Apartments can be up to 60 squares as a standard size. As we have said to take full advantage of such a living area, the design must acknowledge the space available and the access to panoramic views.

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The Wills Collection offers an exciting and visually stunning range of contemporary furniture. It’s easy to create a unique, comfortable lounge suite, either traditional with sofas and armchairs or modular in a more modern style.

All Wills Furniture is manufactured here in Melbourne at our Hawthorn Factory; Crafted and hand built using time honoured and traditional processes, your comfort is assured as is the absolutely premium quality of each item produced.

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High grade, kiln-dried hardwood is used for framing; seating is all hand tied with coil springs giving genuine luxury and support.

Here we feature some of our more popular Sofas often selected for Apartment living.

The Avalon Sofa

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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 Georgian Sofa

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This sofa is of a classic Georgian style and one of the first designs executed by the Wills family business over 50 years ago. It features finer upholstered square arms, coil springs, upholstered back and a coil spring base. Choose either polished legs and castors or a tailored skirt finish. Puffy feather combination seat cushions assure you of supreme comfort, completing an elegant finish with fine piping detail. The Georgian Sofa is also available in matching armchairs. Seating sizing can be modified to suit your needs.

The Cayman Sofa

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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 slim-line, smooth appearance of this sofa.

The Adelaide Sofa

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This classic sofa is a traditional English design, featuring hand polished, turned legs in Beech timber with solid brass castors. It is available in either eight way hand tied hourglass, steel coil springs or contemporary sprung, with steel no-sag springs and fitted back, also sprung with steel coil springs. Superb quality and strength with Australian hardwood timbers in the frame, blocked and doweled for strength and rigidity. Cushion inserts are a luxuriant blend of feather fibre, casing covering a combination of memory foam core, unique to Wills Furniture. This sofa can be made to any sizing required and we welcome modifications to suit your seating requirements. It can be a two-seater with two legs or a three seater with three legs, also available as a chair. You select the fabric or leather to suit your design needs.

The Charlbury Sofa

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This sofa exhibits the largest scroll arms in the Wills Furniture collection. Its strong Australian hardwood timber frame is one of the many quality features in Wills Furniture designs. It has handsome turned legs that come with or without castors. Divine comfort is assured with its coil sprung seats and coil sprung back. This sofa can also be made to any sizing you desire and can be adapted as a two-seater or three-seater, also as a chair. Whichever fabric or leather best suits your interior design project can be selected.

Please feel free to visit the Showroom in Hawthorn to inspect these or any other sofas in the collection. As visits are by appointment, please call first to arrange an inspection on 03 9815 0111, or leave your details here and one of our staff members will respond promptly to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – Simply the best

Bespoke Design? At Wills Furniture, it’s the art of the possible.

For many Interior Designers and Decorators, finding a Furniture company capable of interpreting Bespoke Design and one-off unique interpretive design is a real imperative. The Wills Furniture team have many years experience in creating truly Bespoke Furniture for some of Australia’s leading Interior Designers.

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The Wills team are classically trained, industry experienced master craftsmen and women. upholsterers, framers, seamstresses – all true artisans with a sensitivity and receptiveness to creative expression. At Wills we work with leading fabric houses and leather suppliers to ensure an absolutely premium finish on every item undertaken.

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Custom bed end stool, 1500x550x500mm, with hand polished Queen Anne cabriole legs and fabric from Tigger Hall Design, Juhu – Badal Gray

With real skill and expertise our artisans bring each design to life, creating unique pieces that breathe vibrancy into an overall project vision prepared and executed by an Interior Designer.

The Wills Furniture team are experienced and skilled in producing unique, individual furniture to the design specifications supplied by Interior Designer, Decorators and Architects. As well where required the Wills team can modify current furniture pieces featured in the Wills Collection to meet the space and/or the concepts of the Interior Designer or Decorator as provided.

Designers often create modular furniture with nominated space requirements. Wills will produce the furniture units to fit the spaces exactly and correctly as desired. This includes one-off modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating, traditional sofas and chairs. In short Wills will provide a superb rendition of the plans and designs developed by the designers, decorators and architects on each occasion.

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Keep in mind that most Wills designed Sofas can be easily modified to include Sofa Bed mechanisms. Each such mechanism has fully sprung mattresses and is reliably tested for comfort and functionality. Sofa Beds provide a wonderful and simple option for guest rooms or those ‘spare’ spaces.

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Please call now and book a time to discuss your requirements with Manager John Sharkey on 03 9815 0111, or leave your details on our website contact page here.

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The Wills Furniture team will bring your design visions to life, with beauty, vibrancy and individual flair.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Furniture – when only the best will do.

Craftsmanship and Quality – The Wills Furniture Tradition

For over 80 years, the Wills team craftsmen, artisans and seamstresses have continually produced superb high quality upholstered furniture. Whether it’s traditional classic design, or modern contemporary classics, you can be sure of one thing, from Wills it will be a genuine masterpiece.

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Sofas, armchairs, ottomans and dining chairs are all lovingly crafted using fabrics and leathers from the world’s leading suppliers. Whether it’s a bespoke creation to exacting standards of leading interior designers or it’s a classic design, timeless in style, from Wills you know that the finish is simply perfect, in every detail.

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This week we review one of our latest designs created by our production manager Matt Howe. The Amelia Sofa is a classic design with a curved tub back made with Australian hardwood kiln dried frame, hand tied hourglass steel coil springs, feather down cushions with assorted scatter cushions for the back.

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The Amelia Sofa is available in 3 sizes – as a 2 seater, 2 1/2 or 3 seater and can be complemented by a matching armchair. Like any selection from our collection it can be upholstered in the fabric of your choice. Consult with your Interior Designer and select from a huge range of fabric, leather or textile combinations.

For many people. Finding a competent team to restore a family heirloom or favourite can prove a difficult task. Look no further, Wills Furniture provide an experienced and knowledgable team to ensure your treasured piece of furniture is faithfully and correctly restored, using traditional handcrafting and restoration methods.

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The Wills Furniture team is often required to work with wonderful timeless furniture for our clients in both reupholstering and re-covering antique and contemporary furniture. The rather traditional Bergere Chair pictured was restored by Wills for a valued client. With a beautiful hand carved frame, carved from American Cherrywoods this is a most unique and handsome chair. It is beautifully finished with a distressed wax finish. Supremely comfortable it is luxuriant with a sumptuous combination feather and down seat cushion.

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Our Craftsmen at Wills Furniture design and create impressive furniture for the most discerning Interior Designers and Decorators. Take the time to review our Collection and on appointment you are most welcome to view our range at our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. You’re welcome to invite your clients to accompany you on your visit.

Call now on 9815 0111 to arrange a time, or leave your details here and we will respond promptly to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Craftsmanship and Quality – The Wills Furniture Tradition

For over 80 years, the Wills team craftsmen, artisans and seamstresses have continually produced superb high quality upholstered furniture. Whether it’s traditional classic design, or modern contemporary classics, you can be sure of one thing, from Wills it will be a genuine masterpiece.

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Sofas, armchairs, ottomans and dining chairs are all lovingly crafted using fabrics and leathers from the world’s leading suppliers. Whether it’s a bespoke creation to exacting standards of leading interior designers or it’s a classic design, timeless in style, from Wills you know that the finish is simply perfect, in every detail.

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This week we review one of our latest designs created by our production manager Matt Howe. The Amelia Sofa is a classic design with a curved tub back made with Australian hardwood kiln dried frame, hand tied hourglass steel coil springs, feather down cushions with assorted scatter cushions for the back.

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The Amelia Sofa is available in 3 sizes – as a 2 seater, 2 1/2 or 3 seater and can be complemented by a matching armchair. Like any selection from our collection it can be upholstered in the fabric of your choice. Consult with your Interior Designer and select from a huge range of fabric, leather or textile combinations.

For many people. Finding a competent team to restore a family heirloom or favourite can prove a difficult task. Look no further, Wills Furniture provide an experienced and knowledgable team to ensure your treasured piece of furniture is faithfully and correctly restored, using traditional handcrafting and restoration methods.

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The Wills Furniture team is often required to work with wonderful timeless furniture for our clients in both reupholstering and re-covering antique and contemporary furniture. The rather traditional Bergere Chair pictured was restored by Wills for a valued client. With a beautiful hand carved frame, carved from American Cherrywoods this is a most unique and handsome chair. It is beautifully finished with a distressed wax finish. Supremely comfortable it is luxuriant with a sumptuous combination feather and down seat cushion.

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Our Craftsmen at Wills Furniture design and create impressive furniture for the most discerning Interior Designers and Decorators. Take the time to review our Collection and on appointment you are most welcome to view our range at our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. You’re welcome to invite your clients to accompany you on your visit.

Call now on 9815 0111 to arrange a time, or leave your details here and we will respond promptly to your enquiry.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Flemington Spring Racing Carnival – Take a peek

For many of us, getting a look inside the Member’s enclosure at Flemington is a ‘bit of a long shot’. The new grandstand will provide splendid viewing and hospitality for this its second year for those lucky enough to be visiting the Racecourse on Derby Day, Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day or Stakes Day. Let’s take a peek at what’s awaiting the visitors.

Designed by Architects Bates Smart, the practice also prepared and installed the entire interior design. For your viewing pleasure, here’s a slideshow of the Grandstand and its features.

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Since 1865, the racecourse has seen over 10 Grandstands constructed. this is by far the most extravagant and salubrious. At 3pm on Tuesday the 5th of November up to 10,000 people can view the great race from the new Grandstand. With new bars and restaurants, the venue is simply gorgeous.

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As can be seen from the images, the furniture is both contemporary and traditional with a modern splash.

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At Wills, our craftsmen have been creating unique high quality upholstered furniture for over 80 years. Handcrafted using fabrics and leathers from the world’s leading suppliers, a Wills Sofa, Armchair or Ottoman is a genuine timeless delight.

The Wills Collection provides a unique opportunity for Interior Designers and Decorators to demonstrate real flair and innovation utilising upholstered furniture of the highest quality.

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Selected Sofas and Chairs may be teamed with Ottomans, Dining Chairs and Stools.

The Wills Team can adapt furniture listed with modifications as required to ensure project needs are met and fulfilled.

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Sofa Range 

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Armchair Range

Please visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn and view the Wills Furniture Collection in person. Call 03 9815 0111 now and make an appointment with our friendly staff or leave your contact details on our website here and we will contact you promptly to make a time suitable and convenient for you.

At Wills, we work closely with a range of Interior Designers and Interior Decorators. If you require assistance in finding such a suitable professional for selecting and dressing furniture items for your home we are pleased to provide referrals for your consideration.

Wills Furniture provide a full range of services including restoration and reupholstering of traditional and classical furniture.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

At Wills, you know, it’s simply the best