Australia’s Finest Upholstered Furniture – The Wills Collection – Simply the best.

With an increasing emphasis on consumers displaying a preference for ‘Buy Australian Made’ it’s pleasing to reflect on the Wills Furniture story. Wills Furniture is an Australian icon being one of the very few remaining local manufacturers of quality Upholstered Furniture. Located in Melbourne, the Wills Collection is often the preferred supplier for many of Australia’s better known Interior Designers and Decorators.

Wills Furniture is a family business, specialising in handcrafted, artisan-built furniture. With over 80 years in business, the Wills team continue to produce some of the finest furniture available in this country. The Wills Collection features a superb selection of both Traditional and Contemporary upholstered furniture – Lounge Suites, Sofas, Armchairs, Occasional Chairs, Ottomans, Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs and Bar Stools. All represent design excellence and unmatched quality.

This week take the time to reflect on and enjoy a selection of chairs – armchairs and occasional chairs both classic and contemporary. Our collection offers a wide range of comfortable, stylish and attractive chairs for your selection.

Here are some of our more popular selections.

The Adelaide Chair

The Adelaide Sofa and Chair combination is an ever popular selection. The design is classical. It is a traditional English design and it features hand polished, turned legs in Beech timber and solid brass castors.

Featuring a claw style arm, the Adelaide is available with either a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. It can be selected with a pleated skirt giving a more feminine look and feel, or if desired a combination of both.

The Auburn Chair

The Auburn Chair is a winged chair of optimal size featuring squared, compact arms complimenting its sleek, flowing design. The arms carry twin piping. The chair is complimented by its fine elegant legs with brass castors. Sink into the sumptuous feather cushions and enjoy its uniquely designed coil sprung lumbar support back – genuine comfort, real luxury.

The Avoca Chair

This elegant, art deco style chair features sweeping rolled arms with piping detail. The studio look chair with polished Ash timber legs can be upholstered in leather or any fabric chosen. Comfort is assured with its sprung lumbar support, upholstered back and hand tied coil sprung seat.

The Barrington Chair

A classic, club armchair with polished tapered, timber feet. This style works well in a relaxed lounge room, billiard room or study. A chair to sink into and relish its comfort with a sprung fitted back and hand tied coil sprung seat. A matching Barrington sofa is also available in the Wills Furniture Collection.

The Chicago Chair

This sleek, armless chair features twin needle stitch detail to create a tufted effect on the seat and inside back. It is nicely finished with fine piping detail to the edges. Its highly polished timber base and legs complement the unique style.

Please visit our website and view the full Wills Furniture Collection online. Or if you are a designer, architect, decorator or developer please call for a free bound copy of our Catalogue on 9815 0111.

[Wills Furniture re-opens after the Holiday break on Monday the 18th of January.]

Depend on Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort

Summer Evenings – Dine in Comfort and Style with Wills Furniture.

Now that we are able to invite guests and to enjoy a simple dinner party, with the longer evenings and the holiday break it’s time to update the dining room and your dining setting with beautifully handcrafted dining chairs from the Wills Collection.

Modern apartments with island benches and breakfast bars offer casual dining options, so it’s sensible to consider seating for both the breakfast bar and dining area.

The Wills Collection provides a wonderful selection of Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs and tall chairs such as the Stockton.

Add to this a superb range of both Classic and Contemporary Chairs and the Wills Collection of fine furniture continues to offer meaningful contribution to both the design and style of your home.

Complementary fabrics or leathers matching or contrasting your Lounge Suite, Sofas and Arm Chairs, a superb selection is available to Wills customers.

The Wills Collection features a range of beautifully designed dining chairs – all supremely comfortable, stylish and of the highest quality. Hand built by our artisans and craftsmen, selected Will’s 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 Dining Chair. 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 and 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.

Melba Dining Chair

A standard scroll-back style dining chair, the Melba Dining Chair 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.

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 Chair, 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.

Hotham Carver Chair

A variation of the Hotham, the Hotham Carver Chair 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.

Stockton Stool

The Stockton Stool 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!

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.

In the meantime, please feel free to browse through our Collection here. Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to visit our showrooms and factory at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or leave your details here and one of our friendly staff will respond promptly to your enquiry.

[Please note, Wills returns from the Christmas/New Year Break on Monday January 18th]

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

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Wills Furniture

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year from all of the team at Wills Furniture.

We will be closing for the holiday period on Wednesday the 23st of December 2020 at midday and re-opening for business on Monday January 18th at 9am. A big thank you to all of our clients and customers for what has been a challenging but ultimately very rewarding year here at Wills.

It is often the case that leading Interior Designers and Decorators specify original bespoke design. This week we review some recent and exciting pieces produced by the talented Wills artisans.

First there is a custom designed bedhead, resplendent with antique bronze hand studding. The fabric to dress the bedhead is from Ascraft, called Lahore, the colour is Shadow LAH/45.

In the next photo we can see two Bradford sofas, each 2600mm in length. Both feature Australian kiln-dried hardwood frames, hand tied steel coil sprung seats, luxurious feather wrap seat cushions and individual antique bronze studding complimented by antique bronze castors. The fabric is again by Ascraft, this time it is called Les Creations, its colour Genk col.24.

And finally this is beautifully set off by a custom deep diamond buttoned ottoman featuring polished legs and antique bronze castors, individual antique bronze studding, dressed in a stunning leather from Hume International called Brusio in the colour Desert.

The Wills team of craftsmen and artisans breathe life into every design with a superb finish and premium quality. All Wills Furniture is hand built utilising traditional craftsmanship and methodologies passed down for generations. The end result is superb. Elegant, sumptuous, yet practical.

For further enquiries please don’t hesitate to call on 03 9815 0111 to book an appointment to view our showroom and floor stock in the new year. Or you can leave your details here for a prompt response to your enquiry. Our showrooms are located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn (off Burwood Rd) before Glenferrie Rd heading east. Wills Furniture provides a Covid plan for the protection of all clients and customers and is compliant with all Government Health Department requirements.

Always choose Wills Furniture. Timeless, traditional or modern contemporary – Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Wills Furniture.

As the year that has been like no other draws to a close, we would like to express our gratitude to our loyal clients and customers for their ongoing support and continuing business. With the reopening of our factory, studio and workshop post-covid, we have simply been extraordinarily busy with a myriad of orders and deliveries.

The Wills Furniture Showroom, Studios and Workshop will be closing for the Christmas – New Year break on Wednesday the 23rd of December at midday. We will be reopening for business on Monday the 18th of January at 9am.

Christmas and New Year is often the time families discover their need for repairs to their much loved heirloom, classic and period furniture. It may be with extra guests that it becomes obvious there is the need to re-upholster that loved lounge suite, sofa or armchair. Or possibly it’s a sofa at the Beach house that has succumbed to the years of family holidays.

The solution is simple. Go to the Wills Furniture Website and click on the Re-upholster icon.

The Wills team will then contact you to appraise your treasured and loved piece of furniture.

Heirloom Antiques and well preserved upholstered furniture can provide a difficult dilemma. Do you repair, restore and reupholster? Or do you simply replace it with new furniture, fashioned traditionally by skilled craftsmen and artisans, using the tried and true methods and materials of the trade?

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.

Our artisans – upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses will 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 probably than when first built. It becomes that feature piece of furniture you are simply proud to own and display, but more importantly to sit on 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 identifies a Wills Furniture creation or restoration.

You can 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. We do request require visits to be by appointment only. However you can send photographs of your treasured furniture to us via email after contact and we can proceed from there.

At Wills Furniture, we offer excellence in Design, Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

[Wills Furniture adheres to an approved Covid Plan for its Showroom and Factory as required by current Govt regulations.]

The Perfect Gift from Wills Furniture

With Christmas and New Year only weeks away, why not consider the perfect gift – a handcrafted Classic or Contemporary designed Sofa and Armchairs from Wills Furniture. The Wills Collection offers a superb selection of unique artisan created upholstered furniture of the highest quality, in both Classic and Contemporary renditions.

Traditional handcrafted framing, superb fabrics, hand tied stainless steel springs add up to supreme comfort and simply beautiful furniture. Imagine your living areas graced with a new lounge suite from Wills Furniture. Take the time to browse our full collection here. With Occasional Chairs, Ottomans, Dining Chairs and Customised Bedheads, there is the ability to completely re-decorate your home, utilising the finest in fabrics and leather in the manner and style you desire. The Wills team can assist you in ensuring you achieve the look and feel you wish to achieve.

Using traditional methods handed down through generations, the Wills team of furniture makers have followed same methodologies for over 80 years. With the addition of modern design and utilising the very best in modern equipment, the Wills team consistently produce some of the very best furniture seen in Australia.

And here is why…

Where others use mechanisation, we used skilled artisans ensuring each sofa, chair or ottoman is given the complete care and attention it deserves. Each component follows rigid quality specifications and manufacturing processes.


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.

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.

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.

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

Wills Furniture carries a lifetime guarantee on all items manufactured. Quality is always delivered at the very highest of standards.

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. [Wills Furniture provide a Covid safe environment for all visitors.]

So remember, always choose Wills Furniture.

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

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.