Step up to true elegance in Dining Settings. The Wills Collection – Comfort and Design. Real quality, simply luxurious.

In Victoria, lockdown has meant we have spent far more time at home than we normally would. Our living areas – Lounge, living rooms and dining areas have all enjoyed quite the workout! It’s a great time to update your decor and functional living areas. This week we focus on your dining suite.

With your living areas well appointed – Sofas, Armchairs and Occasional Chairs all carefully selected and dressed to compliment your chosen interior design theme, it’s time to turn your attention to the dining room. Your dining setting can continue with the flow utilising complimentary materials and leathers for your chosen Dining Chairs. The Wills Collection offers a range of both traditional and contemporary styles from which to choose from.

The Wills Collection features a range of superbly designed dining chairs – all supremely comfortable, stylish and of the highest quality. Hand built by our artisans and craftsmen, Wills Dining Chairs will last you a lifetime.

This week we review some of our more popular selections.

Hotham Dining Chair

Let’s start with the Hotham. One of our more popular selections, the Hotham is a standard humpback styled chair, utilitarian yet simple and attractive. With tapered legs, choose between Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak, both of which can be highly polished or painted as desired. Enjoy the superb comfort of the hand tied coil sprung seat whilst relaxing over a good vintage with friends. See details

Melba Dining Chair

A standard scroll-back style dining chair, it’s simple yet attractive. Again the choice is tapered legs in either Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak. Your Interior Designer can select to polish the legs or have them painted to specification. See details

Cambridge Dining Chair

A dining chair should be at once practical, comfortable and stylish. When it comes to practical it’s hard to go past the Cambridge, a classic dining chair style with a humpback and stretcher rails, upholstered for comfort with a hand tied, coil sprung seat. Clients can choose Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak legs, which can be polished or painted to suit the style of the accompanying dining table and interior design of the dining room. See details

Hotham Carver Chair

A variation of the Hotham, the Carver differs with highly polished timber arms and is slightly wider and higher to make the chair a feature of each end of the dining table. It’s eminently suitable to combine with the Hotham in creating a unique dining table ensemble. See details

With all dining chairs there is the option of selecting piping or studded finishes, with your choice of fabric or leather for the upholstery you desire. As previously stated, Wills Furniture has a full range of traditional and contemporary dining chairs available for your selection. View them here

In the meantime please feel free to browse through our full Collection here. Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment for a virtual consultation. Leave your details here and one of our friendly staff will respond promptly to your enquiry. Stay tuned for news on our re-opening in October

For Design, Luxury and Comfort – it’s always Wills Furniture – your first choice.

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Superb Handcrafted, Hand Built Furniture – The Wills Collection.

The Wills Collection – beautiful refined handcrafted furniture, created and finished by genuine artisans (tradesmen and women) – following the traditional art of furniture making. Simply exquisite in design, quality and comfort, Wills Furniture is Australia’s finest furniture.

At Wills, our production values are steeped in the traditions and methodologies handed down over many generations. With access to both the timeless artistry of the Wills Classic collection of Sofas and Armchairs, as well as an exciting selection of Contemporary lounge suites – sofas, armchairs and more, interior designers and decorators can depend upon the Wills Collection to deliver – every time. Add to this the exciting Wills Bedhead range. With a brilliant selection of fabrics, materials, leathers and accompaniments, the Wills Collection offers a unique selection of superb furniture.

This week we revisit a design created by our team. 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 cushioning with assorted scatter cushions for the back.

The Amelia 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 our huge range of fabric, leather or textile combinations.

Wills Furniture is often required to work on restoring beautiful timeless furniture from our clients in both the reupholstering and re-covering of antique and modernist contemporary furniture. The rather traditional Bergere Chair pictured was fully restored by Wills. With a beautiful hand carved frame of American Cherrywood this is a most distinctive and elegant chair. It is beautifully finished with a distressed wax finish. Supremely comfortable it is luxuriant with a sumptuous combination feather and down seat cushion.

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. The Wills Factory and Showrooms are currently temporarily closed due to the current lockdown restrictions and will tentatively re-open in early October.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 to make an appointment for a virtual consultation at a suitable time to suit you. Or leave your details here and one of our friendly staff will get back to you to assist with your enquiry. Wills Furniture provides a simply brilliant palette for Interior Designers and Decorators.

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

Apartment Living with the Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection – Luxury, Comfort and Design.

With the current restrictions in place, one area demonstrating a dramatic slowdown is the sale of inner-city apartments. Where some see an issue, others may well see an opportunity. For those downsizing, there will likely be some superb bargains on the horizon in the not too distant future.

Apartment living is vastly different to living on a suburban allotment. The design of apartments generally lends itself to space, light and panoramic views. The style of furniture for this type of living is noticeably different to the more traditional classic furniture you may select whilst living in an older suburban home – a Californian Bungalow or a Federation style dwelling, for instance.

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

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

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 three of our more popular Sofas often selected for Apartment living.

The Avalon

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 Cayman

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 Houston

The scooped club arm is perfectly shaped giving this sofa an elegant look. The coiled sprung and padded fitted back with split piped division assures supreme comfort together with fully sprung seating and luxurious large, feather wrapped cushions. The elegant lines of the overall design are highlighted by the large, solid, sleek profile polished feet with bevelled detail and patina polished finish. Available in three seater, two seater and two and a half seater, as well as an armchair.

Please feel free to call us on 03 98150111 during Business hours to discuss your requirements or leave your details here for a prompt reply to your enquiry

[Currently our showrooms are temporarily closed due to the current Victorian Government Lockdown restrictions. However we are still taking orders and will resume normal trading hopefully in early October as planned.]

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Select from the Wills Collection, Create Bespoke Furniture or Restore your Antique or Classic Furniture

Having engaged an architect or interior designer and having created a wonderful home it’s time to confer with your interior designer on the selection of the new furniture and layout. For the very best in Classic or Contemporary look no further than the fabulous Wills Collection from Wills Furniture.

Established for well over 80 years, Wills Furniture offers the very best in handmade hand built furniture, where attention to detail is impeccable. Utilising the methodologies of furniture making that have now been handed down over many generations, the Wills team still utilises the tried and true traditional skills of frame making and upholstery that have been practiced by the trade for centuries. Selecting the finest leathers and fabrics, the highest grade timber, stainless steel hand tied springs and feather down or first grade memory foam – Wills Furniture is superb, luxurious, comfortable and built to last.

For some it’s about maintaining beautiful heirloom furniture and period classics handed down through generations of their family. Antique furniture or modernist classics from the late 1940s through to the 1970s – you can trust the Wills Team of Artisans and tradespeople to restore your piece faithfully to its original state. No shortcuts, no cover-ups. A genuine restoration that will see your precious lounge, sofa or occasional chair looking simply splendid, ready for another 100 years.

As a client you can be assured of genuine comfort and the feel of luxury and real quality whether you select from our extensive and exciting Wills Collection or you’re enjoying a Wills Bespoke creation or you’re caring for a fully restored classic. Sit back and relax – it’s from Wills.

The Wills Collection offers a wide array of choices, both classic and contemporary. It’s not unusual when preparing a refreshed or renewed interior design that the designer requires flexibility in modifying a current item of furniture from our Wills Catalogue to suit the space it is intended for, be it size, height or features such as arms, piping, legs or castors. With the Wills team Designers can select variations in height, depth, cushion fill and overall comfort and feel.

Modular furniture can be produced to accurately fit spaces as specified.

In some cases when clients do possess valuable heirloom antique furniture or period upholstered furniture in need of restoration, their Designer may wish to refresh and include these classics in a new design.

At Wills Furniture, our experienced and expert craftsmen and artisans know and understand the requirements, materials and methodologies to be utilised in ensuring the genuine and authentic restoration of your heirloom and period upholstered furniture.

This is always a full restoration, not just a recovering. Our specialist upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses fully restore and repair your entire piece. Strappings, timberwork, hand springs, buttoning and studding are all undertaken and presented as finished in as close to the original format as possible. Wills Furniture takes pride in such faithful restorations of heirloom and period pieces and in recreating the pure 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 vs a new piece is feasible for later period pieces. In many cases, furniture restored by Wills will leave our studio and workshop in much better shape than that of its original manufacture. Furniture restored and refurbished by the Wills team it will become a featured piece of furniture that can ultimately lift the whole new design envisaged by your Designer.

Our Workshop and artisans working in 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 that the quality and standard of excellence required then is still achieved on every piece of Wills Furniture today 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 showrooms. Please call on 03 9815 0111 or use our contact form here on our contact page for a consultation with our team during lockdown. Please don’t hesitate to call and enquire about your specialised custom upholstery recovery projects.

So remember whether it’s a new Bespoke creation or a beautifully restored Heirloom antique, trust Wills Furniture to faithfully create a truly unique and iconic piece of furniture or restore such unique heirloom classics to their original glory. You can trust the Wills Furniture team to deliver the perfect results every time.

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Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.