Fine Furniture – Classic and Contemporary – the Mark of the Master Craftsman.

The Wills Bisgrove Team are renowned for creating superb, comfortable and luxurious upholstered furniture – both classic in style as well as modern and contemporary. Each individual piece is handcrafted, hand-built using the finest of materials. Bespoke creations in fabulous fabrics with impeccable quality – it’s the mark of the Master Craftsman. It’s from Wills Bisgrove. 

There’s something very special about handcrafted, hand-built furniture, refined and finished to perfection. There is a look, a feel to artisan built and upholstered furniture. At Wills Bisgrove add to this the abiity to choose from a superb selection of fabrics and fine leathers sourced from the world’s leading fabric houses and leather suppliers. The result – absolute excellence in design, comfort and the ultimate in luxurious living. 

The Wills Bisgrove Team work with your Interior Designer to select stunning fabrics and leathers for your new furniture. There are no ‘short cuts’. Items are all hand crafted and finished in our well-appointed Camberwell workshop to exacting standards.

With over 80 years of experience behind the Wills Bisgrove name, a timeless catalogue of both classic and contemporary furniture is the end result.

This week we will share with you our Classic Sofa Range

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 Bisgrove offers an exquisite range of individual styles, fabrics and finishing from which to choose.

Classic sofas block

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

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

You can arrange a visit to the Wills Bisgrove Factory and Showrooms at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell by calling 03 9815 0111 or by emailing us at

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Wills Bisgrove Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Winter Warmth – It’s time for Dinner Parties and Entertaining. Select a New Dining Setting From Wills Bisgrove.

It’s a winter evening and the home feels warm, cosy and inviting. Your guests have arrived and it’s time to be seated for dinner. The new Wills Bisgrove dining chairs are simply superb, handcrafted, hand-built, finished in fine leather or selected fabrics – your choice – the perfect foil for your elegant dining table. The timber finishing is just right with the dining chair and dining table elegantly paired in both finish and styling. 

To assist you in your choice of design and style we feature some of our more popular dining chair selections this week: 

The Hotham

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.

The Melba

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.

The Hotham Carver

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.

The Odeon

A low back sleek contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs, this delightful chair will suit any modern home or setting. Medical rooms, waiting rooms and board rooms are also Commercial possibilities. It is a very adaptable chair. With a generous seat size, hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and a solid timber frame, this is a supremely comfortable chair. See details

The Sebastion

Definitely a dining classic with scroll back, detailed provincial style legs and a generous height. Comfort is assured with padded back and coil spring seating with plush cushioning. See details

The Venice

A unique curved back dining chair. Sleek, elegant lines curving down to low tapered arms, this chair is eye catching yet comforting. It can be used as a dining chair or an occasional chair. Polished tapered timber legs feature brass castors and its overall finish is completed with a precise piped border. See details.

The Stockton

This chair 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! 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. Wills Bisgrove Furniture has a range of traditional and contemporary dining chairs available for your selection. Simply refer to our Wills Bisgrove Dining Chair Collection here

Schedule a time to visit our showrooms, studio and workshop at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell. Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment with our Manager, Mr John Sharkey, to discuss your needs. Alternatively, email us at

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Occasional Chairs – Select Your Favourite From Wills Bisgrove – Comfort Design Luxury

After a tough day it’s always good to sit back and relax in your favourite chair. Full support, fabric or leather smooth to the touch, pure comfort, complete luxury – it’s from Wills Bisgrove. Whether it’s that special chair for the study, the living room or the bedroom you’ll find it at Wills Bisgrove. Handcrafted, hand-built, elegant and refined it’s the perfect chair – your chair. Find yours here in our stunning collection of contemporary chairs

At Wills Bisgrove, each item is lovingly crafted by skilled tradesmen and women. The finest fabrics and leathers are selected from leading local and international Fabric houses and suppliers. Each production step is thorough and refined with perfect finishing. Guided by patriarch Paul Newham and current Manager John Sharkey, Wills Bisgrove Furniture, after 80 years, is still producing beautiful furniture to the same exacting standards.

So, this week we look at chairs. Often there is the need for a particular style occasional chair, whether it’s for a bedroom, study, hallway or sunroom.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers a wide selection of different style chairs – armchairs, dining chairs and occasional chairs – designs that will meet the brief for all interior spaces and individual client requirements.

This is a high-quality collection of very popular designs. Customisation and modification to suit particular needs is always possible with Wills Bisgrove.

There are four main categories of chairs…

This week we feature chairs from the Wills Bisgrove Contemporary Chair Collection, a superb and inspiring selection.

The Avoca

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

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

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.

The Tecoma

This stylish design is well suited as an ideal bedroom chair or stunning occasional chair. The highly polished balloon back with padded seat and arms and featuring double piping detail lends an air of elegant grace. The timber frame is made from low grain Beech which, once polished, leaves a smooth, uniform finish.

The Florida

This unique, armless style chair with firm spring seat features a wing back and plump feather cushioning to sink into. It is handsomely finished with a polished timber base and legs. Strength is assured with a hardwood frame.

The Kerferd

Popular occasional armchair with sleek, top stitched arms. Divinely comfortable with its sprung, tight fitted back and sumptuous, feather combination seat cushion. Fine, polished timber legs complete the design. This is an ideal, comfortable chair in an interior design with minimal space for seating, due to its finer proportions.

The Madrid

A contemporary style chair with a compact design that is admirably suited to contemporary house styles. This chair is made with comfort in mind, with its padded arms, tight, fitted back and fully sprung, fitted seat. It also has the option of feather combination cushioning. The upholstered seat is nicely balanced against the polished timber base.

At Wills Bisgrove, we offer the art of the possible, Bespoke Design or careful modification combined with your selection of fabric, leather and accessories.

Call Wills Bisgrove now on 03 9815 0111 to schedule a visit to our showrooms, workshop and studio located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell. Feel free to call and discuss your next project. Alternatively, you can email your details to us at for a prompt reply. 

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Wills Bisgrove – It’s simply the best.

Wills Bisgrove – the Tradition of Elegant Design Continues. The Master Craftsmen – and the Finest of Materials

When selecting from the Wills Bisgrove Collection you are choosing the tradition of true craftsmanship. Our dedicated Master Craftsmen and Craftswomen follow the long standing methodologies of furniture making handed down over many generations. Artisan quality, the finest of fabrics and leathers, it’s quality that you can feel, comfort you know instinctively. Elegant and stylish design – it’s from Wills Bisgrove ofcourse! 

The Collection

When it’s time to select new furniture for living areas the Wills Bisgrove selection must be the first choice. Impeccable quality, the finest fabrics and leathers, each piece – sofa, armchairs, occasional chairs, ottomans and more, individually crafted by our gifted Artisans at Wills Bisgrove in our modern studio and workshop to your exacting specifications. Pure comfort, total luxury, superb collection of classic and contemporary upholstered furniture – the Wills Bisgrove Collection.

The Wills Bisgrove team of furniture makers have followed the same methodologies for over 80 years. With the addition of modern design and utilising the very best in modern equipment, the Wills Bisgrove 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 must fulfil rigid quality specifications and our proprietary processes and requirements.


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.

Coil Springs and Contemporary Springing

All Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Furniture frames are made from high quality, kiln dried hardwood, corner blocked for rigidity and strength.

Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Collection can be modified to meet specific design requirements of Interior Designers and Decorators.

Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Collection at our Camberwell Showrooms or simply or simply email us at to arrange a time convenient to you.

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Wills Bisgrove Furniture – it’s simply the best.