If it’s worth Restoring, it’s worth calling Wills Furniture.

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It’s a beautiful piece, handed down in the family through generations. Originally crafted in England, it’s been lovingly cared for by successive generations of your family. But during the current lockdown it’s become obvious to you that this beautiful handcrafted period piece is in dire need of repairs. The fabric is faded and worn, the springs have no support and the cushioning is, well – flat. It’s time to call Wills Furniture.

The Wills team is a collective of artisans offering a truly traditional approach to the renovation and repair of Classic and period Furniture. With 80 years’ experience in furniture making and repair, the Wills team rely on tried and true traditional methodologies utilising premium materials. Hand tied Stainless Steel Springs, featherdown or high quality memory foam, F1 Hardwoods for framing, brass and stainless steel castors, but always in keeping with the original manufacture and build of your heirloom piece.

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Maybe, but firstly 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.

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.

Some items that are genuine antiques are certainly worth the investment. others such as rundown units from 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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Such restorations are a strong suit with the Wills Furniture team. The 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 X111 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.

Bergere Chair

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The Bergere Chair features in our Collection and is very popular. It has a hand carved frame from selected timber, with a highly polished finish. It features a traditional French style jute webbed seat and is superbly comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.

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 11 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

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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 complete 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.

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The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

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

Stay at home? Be comfortably seated with Wills Classic and Contemporary Chairs.

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The lockdown has us spending most of our time at home. As a consequence, it may be the first time in quite a while that we notice our dining chairs, occasional chairs and even our full lounge suite is looking and feeling really quite tired. It’s time to refresh and renew, to re-invigorate our living areas with new stylish furniture from Wills – in classic or contemporary designs.

Design excellence, real comfort and a touch of genuine luxury. The Wills Collection offers a superb palette from which to make your selection. This week we feature some of our popular occasional and dining chairs.

In any well designed, well planned living area, there is often the need to place or situate the ‘occasional’ chair. It could be a bedroom chair, or perhaps for a study or hallway. The Wills Collection offers a superb choice of simply beautiful handcrafted chairs admirably suited to purpose. Also on offer is a stunning selection of dining chairs to complement your selected dining table with a variety of fabrics, leathers and materials to suit all tastes and applications available.

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Venice Dining Chairs

A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a wonderful choice. It can become the focus within a room or accompany a sumptuous sofa. The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture offer traditional design and real comfort. 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 certainly built 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. It 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.

Whether its modern contemporary style or traditional form and elegance – Wills Furniture is your destination. Your Designer or Decorator can browse through our extensive selection and be confident of finding the right setting, combination or piece to complete the wonderful vista planned for your home.

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The Venice Dining Chair

Continuing with chairs from the Wills Furniture Dining Chair Collection, today we review the Odeon, the Sebastian, the Stockton and the Venice. All beautifully upholstered and stylish dining chairs. (The Stockton is perhaps more of a barstool or tub stool)

The Odeon Chair

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A low back sleek contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs, this delightful chair will suit any modern home or setting. Medical rooms, waiting rooms and board rooms are also Commercial possibilities. It is a very adaptable chair. With a generous seat size, hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and a solid timber frame, this is a supremely comfortable chair.

The Sebastian Chair

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Definitely a dining classic with scroll back, detailed provincial style legs and a generous height. Comfort is assured with padded back and coil spring seating with plush cushioning.

The Venice Chair

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A unique curved back dining chair. Sleek, elegant lines curving down to low tapered arms, this chair is eye catching yet comforting. It can be used as a dining chair or an occasional chair. Polished tapered timber legs feature brass castors and its overall finish is completed with a precise piped border.

And lastly the Stockton Chair

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This chair can be used as a barstool or Kitchen stool. With its arched back tub style, timber detailing and firm foam seat, it’s the barstool that won’t see you moving too far – it’s so comfortable. Strong durable frame – its built to last a lifetime. So cheers to the Stockton!

Please browse our full range of contemporary and traditional Dining Chairs here and remember your Designer can always make modifications to suit your needs. Call now on 03 9815 0111 to schedule a visit to our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or leave your details here for a prompt reply.

The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

With Wills Furniture remember – Design, Luxury, Comfort – every time.

It’s simply the best.

Handcrafted – Superb Design, Comfort and Luxury from Wills Furniture.

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Furniture – It’s part of our lives. It’s where we relax – on our sofas and armchairs. It’s where we sit down to dinner – at our dining setting. Now more than ever we are looking for comfort, for relaxation. Superb upholstered furniture that not only looks good but offers genuine support and a lifetime of delight – a lounge setting you can be proud of – look no further, you’ve found it – the Wills Collection from Wills Furniture.

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Wills Furniture offers an exquisite collection of both classic and contemporary design Sofas, Armchairs, Occasional Chairs, Ottomans and Dining Chairs. Clever design, timeless beauty, that’s the Wills Furniture mark of excellence.

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Many furniture makers claim to be ‘crafted’ or ‘handmade’ by Artisans. One look generally tells even an untried eye that this simply isn’t true. Manufacturers, both local and international simply ‘cut corners’. It’s an interesting phrase and it was most likely borne out of the upholstery industry. It suggests a cut to save money on cloth. At Wills Furniture all our furniture is genuinely handmade and handcrafted, using the full length of cloth, fabric or leather to produce exquisite traditional and contemporary furniture. Sofas, armchairs, tub chairs, dining chairs and ottomans.

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Where others use mechanisation, we used skilled artisans plying the trade they have been passed down through generations. Modern equipment in a well-planned Studio and workshop is of great assistance but it is the attention to detail that sets Wills apart. Each component follows rigid quality specifications and manufacturing processes. The Wills Collection is stunning and the result of over 80 years of crafting and manufacturing the very best in upholstered furniture, the tradition continues at our Hawthorn premises.

Cushions

Cushions are offered with a range of fillings as standard offerings – feather and foam, premium foam and dacron (seating cushions) and holifil/dacron for firmer back cushions.

Optional choices include ‘Luxury Foam’, Enduro Foam, Spring Cells and Feather combinations.

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Coil Springs and Contemporary Springing

All Wills Furniture designs include fully hand tied coil spring construction for extra comfort and durability. This includes the ‘front edge’ of a sofa or chair importantly. However if required the option of contemporary springing remains a selection option.

Frames and Finishing

All Wills Furniture Frames are made from high quality, kiln dried hardwood, corner blocked for rigidity and strength.

Wills offers a range of polishes and finishes. select a colour, provide a sample and our experienced Polishers will match it. Painted finishing and antique style polishing is also available on quotation.

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Wills offers a range of studding which can be viewed here on our website. For Designers and Decorators this choice provides a great selection.

And the same wealth of choice applies to castors available in 4 finishes – Chrome, Brass, Antique Brass and Antique Bronze.

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Nearly all furniture available in our Wills Collection is able to be modified to meet specific design requirements of Interior Designers and Decorators.

Wills Furniture carries a lifetime guarantee on all items manufactured. It’s real quality delivered – always at the very highest standard.

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Call now on 03 9815 0111 and arrange a viewing of the Wills Collection at our Hawthorn Showrooms located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn or simply fill out our contact form and one of our staff will call back and arrange a visit or quotation.

The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

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Be sure of quality – always choose Wills Furniture. It’s simply the best.

For Design, Luxury and Comfort – it has to be Wills Furniture.

Take two – Lockdown – Be Safe, be comfortable with Wills Furniture

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With the announcement on the 9th of July here in Victoria we now head back into Lockdown for a further 6 weeks. It’s a time where we become very familiar with our home and its living areas – and to ensure real comfort it could well be time to update your Lounge Suite, sofas, armchairs and occasional furniture, because during lockdown with the family home 24/7 they (and the dining settings) sure get a work out!

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Take a tour of the Wills Collection here. This week we are reviewing some of the delightful occasional chairs available from Wills Furniture.

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; Wills Furniture has 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.’

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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 Annabelle 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. Ask our sales team for advice and direction if you are unsure.

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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.

The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

The Perfect Synergy – Apartment Living – Space, Panoramic Views and the Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection

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For many people these days, Apartment living is a sensible choice. For older people the time has come to sell the family home. The kids have all grown up and left home, starting their own families. An apartment near the city provides convenience, comfort and relief from the maintenance of a large property. Young professionals find it far more convenient to live close to the city and their employment, enjoying the benefits of open space, parklands and a quick commute.

The Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection provides a superb range of comfortable, stylish furniture admirably suited to Apartment living.

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

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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.

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Here we feature three of our more popular Sofas often selected for Apartment living in detail than catalogue the full range of Contemporary Sofas and Chairs.

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 Baltimore Sofa

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This square design has a very contemporary look with symmetric lines and proportions. The polished Tasmanian Oak timber arms with baked enamel mirror finish is modernistic and the sofa is highly suited to the sleek, spare lines of contemporary apartment design.

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.

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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 follows the Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements for Social Distancing and hygiene at its showroom facility. Hand Sanitiser and wipes are always available to customers and clients.

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Wills Furniture – Simply the best