Reviving Treasured Antiques and Period Furniture With Wills Bisgrove

For generations fine furniture has been (and still is) expertly crafted and made by hand. When it comes to restoration and fully refreshing and renewing your valuable pieces of antique furniture look no further than Wills Bisgrove. Not only will the Wills Bisgrove team recover and refurbish the fabrics and leathers of your furniture they will replace the hand tied steel springs, the wadding and cushioning as is required, returning your treasured piece to you often in better condition than when it was first created. 

Whether it’s classic, mid-century modern or contemporary a new fabric or leather can instantly lift the appearance and comfort of old furniture pieces. Why not consider one of the newer fabrics on offer to bring currency and rejuvenation to your favourite sofa, armchairs and dining chairs. These days interior designers often arrange such makeovers adding new life and vibrancy to otherwise classic designs and furniture styles.

Now is a great time to browse the fabric house websites to see what’s new and what’s available. Imagine your older classic lounge suite refreshed and renewed.

At Wills Bisgrove we work with leading fabric and textile suppliers. Here is a list for you to visit and browse to make your selection.

Each company has a website with extensive images of fabrics, textures, colours and designs available. Take the time to visit and browse their sites. There is a world of colour and texture available in a myriad range of fabrics. You and your designer or decorator can select the right fabric to suit your individual taste, and achieve the look, the style, the comfort you desire.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection provides a range of beautiful upholstered furniture, both traditional and contemporary, from which to choose. The Wills Furniture range is preferred by Interior Designers and Decorators. It offers real choice and distinctly different styles from which to make selections appropriate to particular projects.

Naturally there will be some situations where re-covering or refurbishment simply isn’t practical – insect damage, water damage, wood rot. In that case it’s the perfect opportunity to make a selection from our extensive Wills Bisgrove Collection and enjoy many years of comfort, luxury and exquisite design.

To assist you this week here is our Classic Sofa and Chair Selection for your enjoyment and consideration.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection represents a refined selection of stylish designs that offer genuine luxury and supreme comfort. From the classic Clivedon and Adelaide Sofas through to the more informal St Pierre, the Amelia and the Sheffield – Wills offers an exquisite range of individual styles, fabrics and finishing from which to choose.

Classic Sofas

Naturally with our Classic Sofas we offer a full range of Classic Chairs – Armchairs, Occasional Chairs and bedroom classics.

Classic Chairs

All Wills Bisgrove Furniture is handcrafted using the finest of fabric, leathers and solid framing with sumptuous cushioning. Minor modifications to suit floor plans and necessary alterations are possible – simply notify us prior to your final order.

Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Furniture range. The same rigid quality standards of the original factory are maintained today.

You can arrange a visit to our studios and workshop located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell post lockdown by calling 03 9815 0111 or by leaving your details here. Wills Bisgrove ensures social distancing and a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness. Hand Sanitiser and wipes are always available.


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

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Occasional Chairs Complete the Picture – Comfort, Luxury and Superb Design

When considering the interior design and layout of your home there are often those spaces that require a comfortable chair. Whether it’s an addition to the living room, a bedroom chair or something for the sunroom, there is a chair for every occasion at Wills Bisgrove

Choosing an occasional chair is often dependent on the purpose you wish to put the chair to. It could be a comfortable addition or perhaps a really stunning, vibrant piece to set off your lounge or living area. Wills Bisgrove offers a magnificent selection of traditionally upholstered furniture from which to choose.

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 Bisgrove Collection.  ‘A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a thing of beauty.’

The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Bisgrove 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

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

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

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

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 Bigrove Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from any fabric supplier to create a designer seat for your interior space.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and book a time to inspect the Wills Bisgrove Collection at our Camberwell Showroom (post lockdown) or leave your contact details here and our sales staff will contact you to make an appointment.

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Apartment Living. Carefree Comfort, Absolute Luxury and Superb Design with Furniture from Wills Bisgrove

In the last few decades the choice for many people has been to opt for the freedom and comfort of apartment living, the time allocated for weekend chores is now used for entertainment and relaxation. Magnificent properties with panoramic views deserve the very best in furniture and it’s only natural to turn to Wills Bisgrove for inspiration.

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 Bisgrove 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.

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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove furniture is manufactured here in Melbourne at our Camberwell 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 late October/early November as planned.]

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