Wills Furniture Showrooms Now Open and our Studio Workshop in full production.

It’s great to be back in action with the full Wills team very busy completing orders for clients pre Christmas. Our showroom in now open and you are welcome to make an appointment to view our Collection and discuss your project with our Design team.

From our Hawthorn Studios, here is our latest project now completed…

Adelaide sofa, 2000mm, hardwood frame, hand tied coil sprung seat, feather wrap foam seat cushions, ebony polished turned timber legs with chrome castors. Fabric : Colefax & Fowler Cosima delft blue velvet from Domus textiles. Made for Magnolia Interiors, Albion QLD.

This week we take another look at the Wills Bedhead range, and some of our more popular chairs. The Wills Bedhead range can perfectly complement your selected lounge suite, dining suite and overall Interior Design plan. Match your bedheads with the right occasional chair, for comfort and style. Select the fabrics you desire with the accessories.

Take some time to view our collection of unique Bedheads. With the same exacting craftsmanship and refinement you’ve come to expect with all Wills Furniture, the Bedhead range offers a wide choice of styles, fabrics and finishing.

You can view the full collection here. With choices ranging from traditional through to more contemporary, modern styles, you’re sure to find the Bedhead to compliment the look and feel of your home and its bedrooms.

A broad selection of fabric, buttoning, studs and piping is available upon request (for a small fee where non-standard)

You may also wish to consider our range of Contemporary Chairs with both some recent additions and selected modifications. You can view them here – Our recent additions – the Admiral and The Milford, and The Lyon, an updated favourite.

For Dining Chairs, we feature the Rochester, 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, consider our popular Tub Chair – the Moyston. It’s a solid chair featuring a high back, solid rectangular arms and side panels with attractive timber framed legs.

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.

Please note we are required to abide by current State Government Health Department Regulations with regard to showroom attendance. Facemasks, Visitor Details and Hygiene Requirements are mandatory.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Wills Furniture Showrooms have now re-opened.

With all the signs being positive, the Wills Furniture Showroom has re-opened on Wednesday the 28th of October. We certainly welcome it and invite all our clients and customers to visit to discuss your project and furniture needs.

The Wills Collection is a brilliant selection of both Classic and Contemporary upholstered furniture. The Wills Furniture company has been operational now for over 80 years. All Wills Furniture is handcrafted, hand built at our Hawthorn Studio and Workshop at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, situated behind out showrooms. Furniture making and upholstery are very precise skills handed down over many generations. Wills Furniture is all 100% Australian made, utilising Australian materials wherever possible.

At Wills we not only create beautiful handmade furniture. We are also renowned for restoring and rejuvenating classic and antique furniture from all eras.

After 90 or 100 years, the older Sofa, armchair or occasional chair you own probably needs some serious restoration.

Fabrics fade and wear, springs lose their strength and strapping and webbing simply deteriorate. Repaired and restored correctly, the piece maintains its value and appearance; done improperly and it’s easy to ruin very valuable antiques and heirloom furniture.

Your best resource for quality restoration is Wills Furniture, the experts in furniture restoration and reupholstering. Using traditional methods and the finest quality materials, Wills can rejuvenate older family favourites ensuring many more years of usage with comfort, quality and skill.

Often it comes down to the real condition of the piece being considered. Is it merely cosmetic – fabric, springs, webbing or cushioning? Or is it substantial – the frame, the actual integrity of the piece? For instance, if the frame is insect ridden (wood borers or termites) there is really no purpose in restoring it. In this case the Wills team can advise you of a suitable replacement piece.

Wills Furniture, with over 80 years’ experience in furniture construction and restoration can provide you with a thorough, honest and knowledgeable assessment. If you decide to proceed with restoration, the Wills team of craftsmen and women will restore your furniture piece to its former glory and return it to you in pristine condition.

Our artisans – upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses repair and restore the entire piece of furniture, not just its coverings. The Wills team take prided in faithful restorations of exquisite heirloom pieces, recreating the luxury and comfort of the past for your enjoyment. At Wills, we reupholster and repair lounge suites, sofas, dining chairs, bedheads and ottomans, returning them to you in better condition in all probability than when first built. It becomes that feature piece of furniture you are simply proud to own and display, but more importantly sit upon and enjoy.

Wills Furniture maintains a strong connection with the craftsmanship and artisanship of the trade in earlier times through the stewardship and direction of Paul Newham, the son of the original upholsterers from the Newham family – the creators of the Wills Furniture range. The same rigid quality standards of the original factory are maintained today ensuring the same gold stamp of excellence that identifies a Wills Furniture creation or restoration.

You can soon arrange a visit to the Wills Factory and Showrooms at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn by calling 03 9815 0111 or by leaving your details here and making an appointment that suits your schedule. We will advise on when re-opening occurs via Facebook, our blog and website.

At Wills Furniture, we simply offer excellence in Design, Luxury and Comfort. If in fact we can’t repair the item, we offer a superb range of classic and traditional furniture as replacement options.

You can trust Wills Furniture.

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Hand Built in Melbourne – Wills Furniture – Buy Australian Made

In the current economic circumstances, it’s a great idea to support our local manufacturing industries. The Wills Furniture Workshop and Studio is now back in production with orders up to and beyond Christmas for our valued clientele of Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects now well underway.

Selecting from our Wills Furniture Collection ensures that our team of tradespeople and artisans remain employed, that our suppliers continue in business, and the tradition of high quality luxury furniture making continues here in Melbourne. The Wills Furniture enterprise is unique in that it has now been operational and in business creating handcrafted upholstered furniture for over 80 years.

Over the last 100 years many of the traditional furniture makers in Australia have ceased production or moved offshore. Today, with cheaper imports flooding the market, only the best has survived. And without doubt Wills Furniture, now located in Hawthorn is a prime example of that. Wills offer the very best in handcrafted Traditional and Contemporary furniture – Design, Comfort and Luxury. When you sink back into an Armchair or Dining Chair from Wills you just know it – Wills Furniture is simply the best.

And there are very good reasons for such assessments.

All Wills Furniture uses solid hardwood framing drawn from quality Australian timbers. F7 Victorian Ash is hand picked and kiln dried. The frames are dowelled, glued and cramp joined with sturdy corner blocks. With handsprung hourglass steel coils, sprung edge seats, jute webbing, hand laced and finished with a stitched edge, the seating created is supremely comfortable and is certainly built to last.

The Wills Collection offers a brilliant selection of both traditional and contemporary styles from which to choose. Experiment with fabric choice – leathers, woven materials, cottons, linen or wool. For a summer feel, look to fabric collections such as Warwick, Tigger Hall or Anna Spiro Design. Find inspiration, find guidance. Create your vision with vibrancy, colour and style.

The Wills Team are often called upon to craft beautiful new Bespoke pieces created by Designers and Decorators as well as Architects. Wills will work with the Designer to bring to life their unique vision, offering advice on how to ensure maximum comfort and beauty. Whether it’s fully modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating or traditional sofas and chairs, the Wills Team will ensure a perfect rendition of the Designer’s vision every time. Applying craftsmanship and traditional methods, quality finished pieces are produced that please and delight.

Modular furniture can be constructed to fit spaces exactly. With modern apartments this can be vitally important to achieving the look desired and utilising the space available effectively.

Don’t hesitate. Browse through our Wills Collection here and call us on 0398150111 to book an appointment or leave your contact details here. Choose Wills and experience the very best in traditional upholstered furniture.

Design, Luxury Comfort – You know it’s from Wills.

Bespoke Design from Wills Furniture

Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects often create unique bespoke furniture for their projects. It may be that the building itself deigns such a need or it can be simply taking advantage of a wonderful space with some unique furniture pieces It is imperative that the furniture produced is of a consistently high standard – quality, design, finish and craftsmanship. For this reason it is Wills Furniture that is most often the popular choice with Designers and Decorators for handcrafted, hand built exquisite bespoke furniture.

Wills Furniture has a wealth of experience in working with a wide range of interior designers and decorators. The Wills team can bring to life the visions and creations of such bespoke furniture with real professionalism, craftsmanship and finesse.

It’s often that a space or living area requires a unique approach. Whether it is significant modifications to a selected Wills Collection catalogue item or in fact is an entirely new design, the Wills team of artisans and upholsterers can create the perfect replication of the design supplied and required.

From Modular Furniture, Ottomans, Bench Seating, Traditional Sofas and Armchairs to Bedheads, the Wills team will add life to any design and breath vitality into what then becomes a living design. The end result is a high quality finished piece of furniture, produced utilising the traditional methods and craftsmanship of the Wills team.

Modular Furniture can be produced to accurately fit spaces specified. Architects, Designers and Decorators can request small variations in height, in depth, cushion fill and overall comfort and feel.

Most Wills Collection Sofas can be configured to incorporate sofa beds. All the mechanisms and components required are available and can be supplied upon request. The Wills Collection Sleeper Mechanism has a fully sprung mattress and is thoroughly performance tested. Dependability and real comfort are assured.

From our Wills Collection this week we offer a selection of the more classical sofas and chairs.

Take a look at the Whitehall Sofa. With traditional Diamond Buttoning this beautiful chesterfield styled sofa speaks of luxury and comfort. With large splayed out scrolled arms featuring inset piping detail, the overall finish is classic, simply stunning. The sofa is finished with chunky timber legs or piano sized casters – or a tailored skirt.

The Florence Sofa is another exquisite standard, a classical Victorian style sofa. It features a diamond buttoned upholstered back, large scrolled padded arms, polished legs and castors. It may well be a ‘standard’ but there is nothing ‘standard’ about this gorgeous sofa – it is an elegant piece of furniture that simply oozes class. It will complete any selected living space. And if you prefer it can be provided with a full fluted skirt. With luxurious feather down cushions it is sublimely comfortable, overall it is a memorable and stunningly beautiful decorative piece.

From the same period we have the classic winged chair. Two that are ever popular are the Columbia Chair and the Macquarie Chair.

The Columbia, a classic winged chair with scrolled arms splayed out, piping facing detail and a pleated rolled edge, features a high wing back with fully sprung lumbar support. Polished Tasmanian Oak legs and stretcher rails create an elegant finish. Sumptuously comfortable with feather combination cushioning and a matching foot stool as an option, this is truly a chair to sink into and relax.

And finally, the Macquarie Chair. This is another classic wing chair and was one of the original designs created by the Wills Family and has been a consistent, unchanged design for over forty five years. It has in fact become one of the most popular pieces in the Wills Furniture Collection. It is available with polished Tasmanian Hardwood Oak legs and stretcher rails or the option of full length, pleated, tailored skirts.

With Wills you can trust the fine craftsmanship – from real artisans creating timeless and beautiful furniture – furniture to simply relax, enjoy and be delighted by.

For a full review of our whole collection please click here and enjoy.

Call now on 9815 0111 and arrange a virtual consultation with our Sales and design team at your convenience – or leave your details here and one of our staff members will reply promptly to assist you with your enquiry.

Currently we are expecting to be able to re-open our Hawthorn Showroom during October as scheduled by the Victorian State Government. Please follow us on Facebook or visit our website for further updates.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

It’s simply the best.

Contemporary Design, Modern Living with Wills Furniture.

One thing 2020 has demonstrated to us is the need for real comfort and relaxation in our homes and for many this has brought the furniture we live with squarely into focus. It’s time for change – it’s time for the Wills Collection.

When we decide to purchase new furniture for our living areas first we must consider the look and feel, the design, the comfort. Often the purchase is made with a lifetime of use in mind for the family home.

It’s the right time to call upon an expert to assist us in our decisions – an Interior Designer, Interior Decorator or in commercial situations an interior Architect – all can be of great assistance. It really depends upon your preference and focus as to which direction you take. But rest assured – in most cases industry professionals make their selection from the very best upholstered furniture available in Australia – the Wills Collection. Wills Furniture simply sets the standard – on quality, craftsmanship and design.

The Wills Collection has been generated over 80 years. It provides a range of furniture suitable for restored and re-developed period homes as well as items admirably suited for contemporary design and modern living.

The Monterey

The Monterey Sofa can be configured as a single sofa or a modular suite. With a solid hardwood frame, polished oak feet, Luxura memory foam cushions, the unit pictured above has been upholstered in Warwick Dolce Graphite Velvet providing the ultimate in comfort and style. We have also included a catalogue shot here for your viewing.

The Clivedon by Anna Spiro Design of Brisbane

The Clivedon Sofa is actually from our Classic Sofa Collection but here it is dressed in a very contemporary style. Anna Spiro Design of Brisbane have taken this classically designed sofa and had it upholstered in refreshing ‘carnival green’ from the Christopher Farr Cloth Fabrics Collection.

The Sofa is set in the sunroom of a house in the inner Brisbane suburb of Bardon. The fabric selected is an outdoor rated fabric specifically manufactured to protect against sun damage, as are the fabrics used on the ottoman and chairs.

The Clivedon is an Edwardian inspired design with clean lines, an upholstered square back and square fitted arms. Pictured here the sofa features polished legs with castors and seat cushions of leather wrapped foam.

The Saville

In contemporary settings consider also the sleek modern lines of the Saville Sofa. With fully sprung seat and back, luxurious feather/down wrap cushions and foam bolsters, this elegant design is finished with Victorian Ash polished legs.

No matter what your requirements are, the Wills Collection provides a perfect base for all upholstered furniture design placements. If required, the Wills team of craftsmen and upholsterers can create customisations to your Interior Designer or Decorator’s prescription and requirements.

Trust Wills to provide perfectly crafted, designed and finished upholstered furniture.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make a virtual appointment to discuss your requirements with our experienced team led by Mr John Sharkey, manager. Or visit our website at willsfurniture.com.au and browse to make your selection.

At Wills we focus on Design, Luxury and Comfort. Relax, it’s from Wills – manufacturers of Australia’s premium hand-made and crafted upholstered furniture – simply the best.