Ready for Spring ? – it’s Only a Month Away. Refresh and Revitalise with Wills Bisgrove.

After what has been a long, cold winter, it’s time to turn our thoughts to Spring. It’s the season of renewal, of life and of vibrancy. Now is the perfect time to arrange for your classic furniture to be refreshed, renewed with new fabrics, upholstery and accessories. Perhaps it’s time to select a brand new lounge suite. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers a stunning array of both classic and contemporary designed handcrafted, hand-built furniture for your selection. Be refreshed and renewed with beautiful, quality hand-built furniture from Wills Bisgrove this Spring and Summer and for many years to come.

This year’s fashion colour selections offer some exciting new directions.

The Summer 2022 London Colour Palette:

  • PANTONE 17-6154. Green Bee. A grassy green that perpetuates nature.
  • PANTONE 13-2003. First Blush. A delicate and tender pink.
  • PANTONE 13-0003. Perfectly Pale. Reminiscent of a sandy beach.
  • PANTONE 16-1348. Tomato Cream. … 
  • PANTONE 19-1223. Downtown Brown. … 

With the featured Pantone colours promising a far more subtle look and a return to an overall more maximalist look it will be natural tones and unpainted wood, terracottas and sunburnt tones combined with plants and collectibles that inspire Interior Designers this year coming. 

At Wills Bisgrove we offer a superb range of both classic and contemporary upholstered furniture that will admirably complement this look. It’s lived in and comfortable and this week we offer some clever inspiration with a review of some of our more popular pieces from the Wills Bisgrove Collection. 

The Wills Bisgrove Collection represents the culmination of over 80 years of producing some of Australia’s finest furniture. Preferred by Interior Designers and Decorators, the Wills Bisgrove Collection offers a full range of options in terms of luxury, design and comfort. 

For Interior Designers and Decorators, it’s easy to select fabrics, textiles or leathers to create a unique and stunning effect on any selected furniture.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection provides a unique opportunity for Interior Designers and Decorators to demonstrate real flair and innovation utilising handcrafted, hand-built upholstered furniture of the highest quality and appearance. 

This week’s display features Contemporary Sofas along with a selection of Contemporary Chairs.

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Sofa Range

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Armchair Range

Selected Sofas and Chairs can be combined with OttomansDining Chairs and Stools.

The Wills Team will adapt all furniture listed with modifications as required to ensure individual project needs are met and fulfilled.

Call 03 9815 0111 now to discuss your requirements with our friendly staff. Or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com and we will contact you promptly to make a time suitable and convenient to discuss your needs.

At Wills Bisgrove, we work closely with a range of Interior Designers and Interior Decorators. If you require assistance in finding such a suitable professional for selecting and dressing furniture items for your home we are pleased to provide referrals for your consideration.

Wills Bisgrove provide a full range of services including restoration and reupholstering of traditional and classical furniture.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Bisgrove – it’s simply the best!

Interior Designers Qualified and Experienced. Refresh and Renew with Wills Bisgrove and Your Selected Designer

Over the last few years many of us have spent a lot of time at home and indoors. One thing that has become increasingly obvious is the need to refresh and renew our living areas. For an objective, professional view why not engage a talented Interior Designer to provide a new vision, a new experience of comfort and flow? And the base of good design? Fine furniture, handcrafted and hand-built – from Wills Bisgrove of course!

An Interior Designer is trained to view not just the items of furniture, but the entire living areas, the layout and how it best complements the architecture and design of your home, yet pays homage to both your taste and your sense of style; the flow and movement that adds to your comfort and quality of life. 

Some of our more popular Sofas used frequently by well-known Interior Designers include the following selections:

At Wills Bisgrove we work closely with a number of highly skilled, experienced and well-respected Interior Designers and Decorators. Who will select from the Wills Bisgrove Collection the most appropriate upholstered furniture pieces – Sofas, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs, Occasional Chairs and Ottomans to suit your project. They will then select from the Wills Bisgrove extensive range of fabrics, leathers and materials gathered from the world’s leading suppliers. If required, your selected Designer will suggest appropriate modifications to suit the requirements of your home.

Some of our more popular Sofas used frequently by well-known Interior Designers include the following selections:

The Adelaide Sofa

The classic Adelaide Sofa is a traditional English design, featuring hand polished, turned legs in Beech timber with solid brass castors. It is available in either eight-way hand tied hourglass, steel coil springs or contemporary sprung, with steel no-sag springs and fitted back, also sprung with steel coil springs. Superb quality and strength with Australian hardwood timbers in the frame, blocked and doweled for strength and rigidity. Cushion inserts are a luxuriant blend of feather fibre, casing covering a combination of memory foam core, unique to Wills Bisgrove Furniture.

The Adelaide Sofa can be made to any sizing required and we welcome modifications to suit your seating requirements. It can be a two-seater with two legs or a three-seater with three legs, also available as a chair. You select the fabric or leather to suit your design needs.

The Charlbury Sofa

his sofa exhibits the largest scroll arms in the Wills Bisgrove Furniture collection. Its strong Australian hardwood timber frame is one of the many quality features in Wills Bisgrove Furniture designs. It has handsome turned legs that come with or without castors. Divine comfort is assured with its coil sprung seats and coil sprung back. The Charlbury Sofa can also be made to any sizing you desire and can be adapted as a two-seater or three-seater, also as a chair.

Whichever fabric or leather fits your interior design project can be selected.

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.

Take the time to research and discover the Interior Designer who can best interpret both your wishes and create a stunning design that will complement your beautiful home with elegance and style.

If you require assistance in selecting a Designer or Decorator, please call us at Wills Bisgrove on 03 9815 0111. We can suggest a wide range of professionals that can and will assist you in your renovations, refurnishing or redesign.

Make a time to inspect the Wills Bisgrove Collection at our showrooms at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell (by appointment only). Or simply email your details to willsfurniture@bigpond.com and one of our staff will contact you to assist with your enquiries.


Design Luxury Comfort

Wills Bisgrove – simply the best!

For the Expert Restoration and Reupholstery of Heirloom and Antique Furniture – It’s always Wills Bisgrove

Antique furniture and family heirlooms, such as occasional chairs, can often provide a significant dilemma for their owners. As the furniture pieces age, the upholstery loses its rigidity, can begin to sag and the fabrics become worn or threadbare having faded from their original glory. The quest is to find the Artisans and Craftspeople who can not only restore the fabrics or leathers, but also rejuvenate the full upholstery – springs and framing, if necessary. Look no further, it’s time to call in Wills Bisgrove – the Master Craftsmen and Women and enjoy the perfect restoration. 

At Wills Bisgrove your antique or heirloom piece will be restored completely utilising the very same time-honoured methodology, skills and materials it was originally crafted with. Wills Bisgrove offer a wide selection of fine fabrics and leathers from the world’s leading suppliers. Classic or contemporary, not only will the Wills Bisgrove team of Artisans select the authentic material for your piece they will also provide you with new hand tied springs, wadding and framing, as is required.

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 Bisgrove team can advise you of a suitable replacement piece.

Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove team take prided in faithful restorations of exquisite heirloom pieces, recreating the luxury and comfort of the past for your enjoyment. At Wills Bisgrove 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 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 ensuring the same gold stamp of excellence identifies a Wills Bisgrove furniture creation or restoration.

For further information on restoration and refurbishment of your antique or period furniture please call us on 03 9815 0111 at Wills Bisgrove or contact us by email at willsfurniture@bigpond.com.

Design Luxury Comfort

Wills Bisgrove Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Australian Made. Hand-built, Handcrafted in Melbourne. Design, Luxury, Comfort – Wills Bisgrove. 

In current times there has been an extraordinary demand for high quality, Australian made products, including luxury furniture. The pandemic has seen serious delays in, not only the import of finished goods from Europe and Asia, but also of some components and materials. At Wills Bisgrove we have been well placed and prepared for such shortages having honed an Australian based business model for over 85 years. With Wills Bisgrove we create genuin 100% Australian made furniture of the highest quality. Design excellence, comfort without peer – yes it’s from Wills Bisgrove. 

The Wills Bisgrove difference is superb quality, impeccable design and the ultimate in comfort always. It all comes down to absolute premium craftsmanship required and executed by our team of expert Artisans and Tradespeople in our modern workshop and studio located here in Camberwell, Melbourne. Buying Australian means dealing direct with the actual manufacturer, not a middle man or intermediary. The result – beautiful, bespoke furniture that simply exudes luxury – from Wills Bisgrove. 

In the current economic circumstances, it’s a great idea to support our local manufacturing industries. The Wills Bisgrove Furniture Workshop and Studio is back in full 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Furniture enterprise is unique in that it has now been operational and in business, creating handcrafted upholstered furniture, for nearly 85 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 Bisgrove Furniture, now located in Camberwell, is a prime example of that. Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove you just know it – Wills Bisgrove Furniture is simply the best.

And there are very good reasons for such assessments.

All Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Team are often called upon to craft beautiful, new bespoke pieces created by Designers and Decorators as well as Architects. Wills Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove 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 Bisgrove Collection here and call us on 03 9815 0111 to book an appointment or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com   Choose Wills Bisgrove and experience the very best in traditional, upholstered furniture.

Design  Luxury  Comfort 

Wills Bisgrove – simply the best!

Its Apartment Living. Space, Freedom and Comfort with the Wills Bisgrove Collection.

With the changing face of city living for many there has been a shift away from the accepted norm of suburban living and the iconic quarter acre block. Apartment living offers genuine comfort, luxury and convenience as well as sought after inner-city locations. It’s a welcome change of lifestyle that offers the opportunity to dine out regularly and enjoy a more al fresco mode of living. It’s time to refurnish and take real advantage of the spacious surrounds of your new apartment and the right place to start is the Wills Bisgrove Collection.

Currently apartment sales are booming. This type of space demands comfort, luxury and generally, contemporary design. Many modern Apartments are up to 60sq’s in size with panoramic views afforded by full surround glass and balconies. The Wills Bisgrove Collection works beautifully in such spaces.

The key to ensuring a comfortable stylish apartment is often left to an experienced Interior Designer or Decorator. The Wills Bisgrove Collection provides a wonderful selection of Contemporary Sofas, Armchairs, modular suites and occasional chairs; Furniture that simply sets the standard – on quality, craftsmanship and appearance.

For you information we present here a range of contemporary selections from the Wills Bisgrove Furniture Collection.

The Monterey

The Monterey 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

Clivedon Sofa with fabric by Anna Spiro Textiles

The Clivedon 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 Bisgrove Collection provides a perfect base for all upholstered furniture design placements. If required, the Wills Bisgrove team of craftsmen and upholsterers can create customisations to your Interior Designer or Decorator’s prescription and requirements.

Clivedon Sofa with fabric by Anna Spiro Textiles

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

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to visit our showroom at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com . Visit our website at willsfurniture.com.au and browse to make your furniture selection.

Design, Comfort, Luxury

Wills Bisgrove – simply the best!