Select The Fabrics, Leathers, Colours and Finishings with Wills Bisgrove.

The key to ensuring a simply stunning, beautiful interior design is to enjoy the freedom of selecting the fabrics, colours, fine leathers and accessories required. When choosing your upholstered furniture, take the time to browse the Wills Bisgrove Collection and select the style, the design that you desire from our extensive catalogue of both classic and contemporary upholstered furniture. Your Interior Designer can then spend time with our team of Artisans to ensure your Bespoke designs are faithfully crafted by the Wills Bisgrove team, meeting and exceeding your expectations. 

When choosing premium handcrafted, hand-built furniture, you and your designer can select from the fabrics and leathers available through Wills Bisgrove from Australia’s and the world’s leading suppliers.

So let’s discuss fabrics. Interior Designers consider a number of factors when determining the right fabric to suit your selection from our exclusive Wills Bisgrove Collection.

For a designer its often somewhat imperious to select a delicate silk or a pure white linen. However good designers realise their clients must live with the fabric selected and it may be the fabric is determined by the potential use of the furniture, its location and the degree of traffic a room may experience. Often choosing an easy to maintain fabric can be a better long term choice.

Here is a list of fabrics, both Natural and Synthetic reprinted from the Houzz.com.au website. It is a useful guide and at Wills Bisgrove Furniture we consider it reasonably accurate and useful.

  • 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.

Source: Houzz

Functionality and Reality

A clever designer will select fabric that not only looks superb but also wears well, is easy to maintain yet synchronises well with the style of the furniture and 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 of furniture pieces is this upholstery meant for?

At Wills Bisgrove Furniture we always advise our designers on fabrics and their properties, recommending the best in looks, appearance, quality and maintenance, ensuring the longevity and durability matches the appearances of the fabrics selected.

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

For further information please contact us at Wills Bisgrove Furniture on 03 9815 0111 during business hours. Alternatively please contact us here for a prompt reply.

Always choose Wills Bisgrove Furniture – It’s simply the very best.

Refurbish Your Commercial Premises with Fine Furniture from Wills Bisgrove.

This year for nearly everyone tax time is likely to be very different. For those in business there are generous tax write offs available for capital items (furniture is included). It’s a really great opportunity to refresh and renew with high quality furniture from the Wills Bisgrove Collection for your commercial rooms. 

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 Bisgrove Furniture from our fabulous Wills Bisgrove Collection.

At Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 complement its overall look and feel.

For further information on upholstered furniture produced by Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.


It’s Simply the Best.

Bespoke Design. Wills Bisgrove Quality and Comfort. Luxury You Deserve.

This is the chance to select the very best in comfort, quality and bespoke design. The Wills Bisgrove Collection of classic and contemporary upholstered furniture is both individual and unique. However, in some instances, your Interior Designer will create an original design in upholstered furniture specifically for your project. 

For Designers and Interior Decorators, the only difficulty is finding the right craftsmen and women to faithfully interpret their original designs and create the vision of their imagination, true dimensions, the fabric, the colour – the look, the feel. The Wills Bisgrove team are renowned for such works, creating beautiful, long lasting and unique furniture, whilst ensuring a true interpretation of the original design without deviation or change wherever possible.

Whether it’s Booth Seating, Sofas, Lounge Suites, Bedheads or an unusual Ottoman, when it comes to true bespoke furniture, Wills Bisgrove Bespoke Furniture is simply beyond reproach.The Wills Bisgrove team consistently create beautifully crafted, individually designed pieces, time after time with total finesse. Luxury, comfort and exquisite design – it’s truly the hallmark of the Wills Bisgrove team, its craftsmen and artisans. It’s been that way now for over 80 years with the Wills Bisgrove team adopting new trends and design directions,yet maintaining an absolute premium in quality and finish.

With skill and expertise our artisans bring the design to life, creating unique pieces that breathe life into the overall project vision.

The Wills Bisgrove Furniture team are experienced and skilled in producing unique, individual furniture to the design specifications supplied by Interior Designer, Decorators and Architects. As well, where required, the Wills Bisgrove team can modify current furniture pieces featured in the Wills Bisgrove Collection to meet the space and/or the concepts of the Interior Designer or Decorator, as provided.

Designers often create modular furniture with nominated space requirements. Wills Bisgrove will produce the furniture units to fit the spaces exactly and correctly, as desired. This includes one-off modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating, traditional sofas and chairs. In short Wills Bisgrove will provide a superb rendition of the plans and designs developed by the Designers, Decorators and Architects on each occasion.

Keep in mind that most Wills Bisgrove designed sofas can be easily modified to include sofa bed mechanisms. Each mechanism has fully sprung mattresses and is reliably tested for comfort and functionality. Sofa beds provide a wonderful and simple option for guest rooms or those ‘spare’ spaces.

Please call now and book a time to discuss your requirements with Manager John Sharkey on 03 9815 0111 or leave your details on our website contact page here.

The Wills Bisgrove Furniture team will bring your design visions to life, with beauty and true individuality.

Design. Luxury. Comfort.


Select Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Wills Bisgrove Quality Design and Comfort

With a combined experience of 140 years, the Wills Bisgrove team offer an unsurpassed level of experience and craftsmanship in creating its superb range of both classic and contemporary upholstered furniture. The Wills Bisgrove Furniture Studio and Workshop maintains traditional methods of Upholstery and Framemaking ensuring a more durable end product – Sofas, Armchairs, Occasional Chairs, Ottomans and Dining Chairs. All Wills Bisgrove Furniture is of the highest quality, guaranteed for a lifetime of luxury and comfort.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers the very latest in fabrics, leathers and accessories.

Pictured here is a beautiful Columbia Wing Chair created for Newham Interiors. The client resides at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. The fabric selected is from Mokum in a vintage velvet, colour ‘Lapis’.

Following traditional upholstery methods, Wills Bisgrove chair and sofa frames are made from Australian hardwood timbers, blocked and dowelled for strength and rigidity. Sink into the luxuriant feel of the unique cushion inserts, which are a blend of feather fibre casing covering a combination of memory foam core. Any fabric or leather of your choosing will be used to cover your selected design and style. For your viewing pleasure please view a few more examples from the Wills Bisgrove Collection:

The Suffolk

The Suffolk – a Classic club arm designed sofa with T shaped front cushion. Traditional hand sprung seating, and Australian hardwood timber framing. For a contemporary look choose polished timber block feet or for a more classic design choose the fully lined tailored valance.

The Wesley

The Wesley – Scoop scroll arm with large hand studding detail, polished, tapered timber legs with bronze castors. Upholstered in leather, this style is the ideal sofa for a cigar room (whilst enjoying cognac or playing billiards).

Whitehall

Whitehall – Traditional diamond buttoning creates comfort in this chesterfield styled sofa. The merry widow design large, splayed out scroll arms with inset piping detail creates a classic, handsome look. This sofa can be finished with chunky timber legs and piano sized castors or tailored skirts.

The Wimmera

The Wimmera – A perfect family room sofa with its chunky scroll arms and full roll back. Solid, highly polished hardwood timber feet complete this low maintenance sofa. Comfort is assured with the sumptuous feather fibre back cushions. It can be covered in chenille for warmth or a light linen finish for the beach house.

Any of these sofas can be customised to the sizing required, Wills Bisgrove Furniture are only too happy to make modifications to suit your seating requirements. All sofas in the range are available as two seaters with two legs or three seaters with three legs and are also available as armchairs.

Please call 03 9815 0111 and book an appointment now for a thorough consultation on all your upholstered furniture requirements. Or leave your details here and one of our staff members will get back to you ASAP (during lockdown all consultations will be conducted online by Zoom or similar).

Our showrooms are located in Toorak Road, Camberwell. Currently no visitors are permitted during Lockdown 3 conditions.

Select Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.