Fine Furniture for Commercial Applications from Wills Furniture

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First impressions are everything. Whether you run a busy medical practice, a legal practice, a wellness centre or simply offer a lounge area in your building foyer, selecting the right furniture for your customers, clients, patients or visitors is vitally important. Comfort, design and a feeling of luxury, it feels right, looks fabulous and creates a relaxed environment – with Wills Furniture from our fabulous Wills Collection.

At Wills we offer a range of both Classic and Contemporary Lounge Suites – Sofas, Armchairs and Occasional Chairs as well as Ottomans to suit. With hand crafted and hand built fine furniture, make a statement to clients or visitors – Simply superb.


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 Sofa


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 Sofa


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.

The Chicago Chair


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 leave your details here and we will be happy to assist you with your requirements.

Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

It’s simply the best.

Fabric Selection – Some helpful hints.

When dressing upholstered furniture in selected fabrics, the considerations must include usage, traffic and wearability. A more imperious designer may prescribe a wafting silk or pure white linen. This is perfectly fine for a display unit or art installation but hardly practical for a family home or apartment. Wills Furniture have access to thousands of different fabrics, materials and leathers from the world’s leading fabric houses and leather suppliers, eminently suitable for your requirements.

The sensible approach is to combine an easy to maintain fabric with long term durability, yet maintain both style and elegance in any such selection to compliment your furniture selection from our Wills Furniture Collection.

Here is a list of fabrics to assist in your selection (both Natural and Synthetic) reprinted from the website. It is a useful guide and at Wills Furniture we consider it reasonably accurate and practical.

  • Cotton is durable and resistant to wear and fading, but not as resistant to dirt and wrinkling. Cotton can go from casual to formal depending on the weave.
  • Cotton blends are slightly more durable than cotton due to the mix of additional fibres.
  • Leather is durable and functional. It wears well and gets better with age.
  • Linen is resistant to pilling and fading. It provides a crisp and casual look to furniture. However, it wrinkles and shows dirt easily.
  • Silk is elegant and adds a sophisticated and formal touch to furniture. Due to its delicacy, it’s best for light use and requires professional cleaning.
  • Wool blends with synthetic fibre for easier maintenance. It’s durable while also being resistant to pilling, fading, wrinkling and soil.
  • Acetate is developed as imitation silk, and is resistant to pilling and shrinking; however, it doesn’t hold up well for everyday use due to its tendency to wear, wrinkle and fade in the sun.
  • Acrylic is developed as imitation wool and may pill easily if not of high quality. However, it’s softer than natural wool, and is resistant to wear, wrinkling, dirt and fading.
  • Microfibre fabric is made from polyester fibres, is similar to suede, and easy to maintain.
  • Nylon is often blended with other fibres, creating a durable fabric that won’t wrinkle or soil but may fade and pill.
  • Polyester is usually found in a blend with other fibres, and is resistant to wrinkling and fading.
  • Rayon, though prone to wrinkling, is durable and affordable.
  • Vinyl is durable and a more affordable option compared to leather.

Functionality and Reality

Interior Designers will select fabrics that not only look superb but also wear well, are easy to maintain yet harmonise with the style of the furniture, the decor and feel of the room you have selected.

Houzz advises:

Neutral tones and floral prints work well in a traditional space, while bright colours and bold patterns give off a more contemporary vibe. Your lifestyle also dictates your design. Here are four quick questions to ask while browsing upholstery fabric online:

  • How long is this upholstery meant to last?
  • How often will you clean and iron it?
  • Where do you plan to use it – indoors or outdoors?
  • Which style furniture pieces is this upholstery meant for?

At Wills Furniture we can advise our designers and their clients on fabrics and their properties , recommending the best in looks, appearance, durability, quality and required maintenance.

The choice is yours. Let it reflect your personality, your home and your vision.

Please don’t hesitate to call us on 03 9815 0111 for further information or a free consultation on your furniture requirements or fabric selections. Arrange a visit to our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, at your convenience. Alternatively, leave your details here for a prompt reply.

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Classic and Traditional Design from Wills Furniture

The Wills Furniture team of artisans and craftsmen and women have been producing upholstered furniture in classic designs of timeless beauty for nearly 90 years. The art of creating fine furniture has not changed significantly in that time. The Wills Workshop and Studio may well feature modern equipment, but the traditional manner of creating framing, upholstery and finishing remains a tactile craft requiring a deft touch and genuine skill.

The Wills team have always been at the forefront of quality and design in both Traditional and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture. Much of the know how and superb design elements have carried through from the original Newham family business first established nearly 90 years ago.


Paul Newham is the son of the original upholstery tradesmen and craftsmen from the well known Newham family. Paul provided input and advice for many years and still offers direction to the current Wills staff on such matters as tooling, methodologies, staff development and training. The Newham family have been involved with Wills Furniture for over 50 years. Today as Wills Furniture the Wills team have created a timeless range of exquisite fine furniture, a range of traditionally hand built and crafted upholstered furniture specifically suited to the Australian market, its customers and their needs.

cigar-club-hero-cropInterior Designers and Decorators select fabrics, colours, designs and the overall look and feel of the furniture selected for their clients homes. For first class, absolutely magnificent furniture, the first stop is always Wills Furniture. A style of sofa, chair or ottoman is selected and dressed to the Designer’s requirements and specifications. The Wills Collection is constantly evolving, with new editions complimenting the already extensive range.classic-chairs-macquarie-xl




Whilst classic sofas such as the Adelaide, the Georgian, the Macquarie and the Deakin are always in demand there are also newer, more contemporary sofas suitable for todays spacious open living areas available as well. The Avalon, the Baltimore and the Laguno are popular and in constant demand from both Interior Designers and the clients alike.



Many Designers provide designs for original Bespoke pieces as well knowing that upon completion, these designs are faithfully created, crafted and presented by the Wills team as desired. Small adjustments and changes are accommodated seamlessly. Over time many such designs that have proven popular have been added to the Wills range.


The Wills Furniture showroom is located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Please call 03 9815 0111 now and make an appointment to attend our showroom and view our collection at your convenience. Or leave your details here and a staff member will contact you promptly to assist you.

Remember, with Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Protect and Preserve your valuable Antiques and Period Furniture with Wills Furniture Restoration


Antique and period furniture can be an absolute joy to behold. However in owning such valuable heirlooms, there is often real concern in ensuring that their upkeep, maintenance and ultimately refurbishment is placed in the hands of genuine artisans, skilled tradesmen; a team of furniture professionals and trained upholsterers proficient in the traditional and classical techniques required to maintain and refurbish such valuable pieces. Welcome to Wills Furniture, the home of genuine artisan antique restoration and repairs.

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The professional team refurbishing your classic piece of furniture, whether it’s French Provincial, a classic Chesterfield or a beautiful occasional chair must be capable of replacing the original strapping, springs and cushioning. The stitching, piping and fabric selection must be authentic and the framing sturdy and reset to last another 100 years The Wills team take real pride in restoring and recreating the past faithfully and precisely. For more information on reupholstery view our website here.

These are full restorations, 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 specialise in genuine 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 or the purchase of a new piece is more feasible for later period pieces. In many cases, furniture restored by Wills will leave our workshop in much better shape than at the time of its original manufacture. Furniture restored and refurbished by Wills always becomes a valued feature piece you will be completely proud of.


Both our actual Workshop and Studio and the artisans working at 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 always achieved on every piece of Wills Furniture 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.

Wills – Design, Luxury, Comfort.