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.

Cushioning

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.

Exclusive Design, Superb Handcrafted Upholstered Furniture

What is it that sets the Wills Furniture Collection apart from other manufacturers of fine furniture? Why is the Wills Collection the first choice for so many Interior Designers and Decorators? Certainly the selection of fabrics and leathers, the quality of the materials, the actual structural integrity is second to none, but the real difference is that a Wills Furniture Sofa or Armchair, Dining Chair or Ottoman has been lovingly crafted by gifted Artisans and the end result is exquisite. Pure elegance, superb design and the ultimate in comfort – it’s from Wills Furniture. A genuine classic – every time.

Hand built and handcrafted by skilled tradesmen at our modern studio and workshop in Hawthorn, each individual piece of furniture is treated with the ultimate care and attention whilst being created. Small modifications and individual requirements for specific projects are easily and masterfully incorporated.

A Wills Sofa, Armchair or complete Lounge Suite is both unique and as individual as each interior designer requires. On trend, contemporary or classic, the end result is quality, comfort and a sense of luxury, subtle but immediately obvious as you sit back and relax into that Wills experience of sumptuous comfort.

Some of the most attractive selections from our Wills Collection are the unique range of Occasional and Dining Chairs. Wills Furniture originally commenced manufacture over 80 years ago. For many years, the Wills Collection has been further developed with new designs and older timeless selections continuing to maintain popular appeal.

A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a wonderful choice. It can become the focus within a room or accompany a sumptuous sofa. The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture offer traditional design and real comfort. 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 certainly built 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. It 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 Annabelle 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 Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from your preferred fabric supplier to create a designer seat for your interior space.

Whether its modern contemporary style or traditional form and elegance – Wills Furniture is your destination. Designers or Decorators can browse through our extensive selection and be confident of finding the right setting, combination or piece to complete the wonderful vista planned for each individual project.

Continuing with chairs from the Wills Dining Chair Collection, today we review the Odeon, the Sebastian, the Stockton and the Venice. All beautifully upholstered and stylish dining chairs. (The Stockton is perhaps more of a barstool or tub stool)

The Odeon Chair

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.

The Sebastian Chair

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.

The Venice Chair

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.

The Stockton Chair

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!

Please browse our full range of contemporary and traditional Dining Chairs here and remember your Designer can always make modifications to suit your needs. Call now on 03 9815 0111 to schedule a visit to our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or leave your details here for a prompt reply.

[Wills are a Covid Safe environment as per State Government Requirements]

With Wills remember – Design, Luxury, Comfort – every time.

It’s simply the best.

The Holiday Season is only a month away — Prepare now with Wills Furniture.

Victorians are looking forward to their annual Summer Holidays this year with much greater enthusiasm after nearly 8 months of lockdown during 2020. Now is the time to get ready and ensure your holiday home or beach retreat is spruced up and repairs and replacements are taken care of prior to the Christmas/New Year break.

For some it could be simple repairs and maintenance. Perhaps it’s time to re-cover and refurbish the older classic sofa and armchairs, the dining chairs or the occasional chairs. The Wills team will repair and restore your treasured furniture and return it to you in peak condition – refreshed and renewed with on-trend or classic fabrics and leathers as you desire.

Or it may simply be time to replace the older with something more comfortable, stylish, something that will delight you, your family and guests. It’s the perfect introduction for the Wills Collection, stunning upholstered furniture in both Contemporary and Classic designs.

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Sofa Range offers a superb selection for the discerning client and is the preferred choice for many Interior Designers and Interior Decorators for both primary and holiday residences.

The Wills Collection provides a unique opportunity for Interior Designers and Decorators to demonstrate real flair and innovation utilising upholstered furniture of the highest quality.

Selected Sofas and Chairs may be teamed with Ottomans, Dining Chairs and Stools.

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

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Sofa Range 

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Armchair Range

Please visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn and view the Wills Furniture Collection in person. Call 03 9815 0111 now and make an appointment with our friendly and experienced staff or leave your contact details on our website here and we will contact you promptly to make a time suitable and convenient for you.

At Wills, 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 Furniture provide a full range of services including restoration and reupholstering of traditional and classical furniture.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

At Wills, you know, it’s simply the best

Timeless Design, Elegant Timeless Beauty with Wills Furniture’s Classic Design Sofas and Armchairs.

Fashion can be fickle. This years colours, fabrics and designs can quickly become dated. Traditionally Furniture is a long term proposition. For many the choice is simple – select a classic design, something that ages well, that will look superb in 10 years time, something that can be updated, with fabrics refreshed, springs and webbing replaced, timber finishes re polished. Something that looks simply superb, is supremely comfortable and resonates pure elegance. Look no further than the Wills Classic Sofa and Armchair Collection. Timeless exquisite beauty, handcrafted quality.

Whether you are a resident in a heritage listed Victorian Terrace, a Georgian Mansion or a modern apartment, the Wills Classic selection offers a stunning range of elegant period furniture offering superb application to all Interior Design planning and options.

The Wills 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

https://www.willsfurniture.com.au/collection-classic-sofas.html

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

Classic Chairs

https://www.willsfurniture.com.au/collection-classic-chairs.html

All Wills 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 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.

You can now 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.

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

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

The Wills Collection — Superb Handcrafted Classic and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture.

The Wills Collection represents the culmination of over 80 years of producing some of Australia’s finest furniture. Preferred by Interior Designers and Decorators, the Wills Collection offers a full range of options in terms of luxury, design and comfort. With the lessening of Covid lockdown restrictions, you are most welcome to make an appointment to visit our Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn to discuss your requirements and view our display.

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.

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

The Wills Collection provides a unique opportunity for Interior Designers and Decorators to demonstrate real flair and innovation utilising upholstered furniture of the highest quality.

Selected Sofas and Chairs can be combined with Ottomans, Dining Chairs and Stools.

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

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Sofa Range

The Wills Furniture Contemporary Armchair Range

Again, please visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn and view the Wills Furniture Collection in person. Call 03 9815 0111 now and make an appointment with our friendly staff or leave your contact details on our website here and we will contact you promptly to make a time suitable and convenient for you.

At Wills, 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 Furniture provide a full range of services including restoration and reupholstering of traditional and classical furniture.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

At Wills, you know, it’s simply the best

Wills Furniture Showrooms Now Open and our Studio Workshop in full production.

It’s great to be back in action with the full Wills team very busy completing orders for clients pre Christmas. Our showroom in now open and you are welcome to make an appointment to view our Collection and discuss your project with our Design team.

From our Hawthorn Studios, here is our latest project now completed…

Adelaide sofa, 2000mm, hardwood frame, hand tied coil sprung seat, feather wrap foam seat cushions, ebony polished turned timber legs with chrome castors. Fabric : Colefax & Fowler Cosima delft blue velvet from Domus textiles. Made for Magnolia Interiors, Albion QLD.

This week we take another look at the Wills Bedhead range, and some of our more popular chairs. The Wills Bedhead range can perfectly complement your selected lounge suite, dining suite and overall Interior Design plan. Match your bedheads with the right occasional chair, for comfort and style. Select the fabrics you desire with the accessories.

Take some time to view our collection of unique Bedheads. With the same exacting craftsmanship and refinement you’ve come to expect with all Wills Furniture, the Bedhead range offers a wide choice of styles, fabrics and finishing.

You can view the full collection here. With choices ranging from traditional through to more contemporary, modern styles, you’re sure to find the Bedhead to compliment the look and feel of your home and its bedrooms.

A broad selection of fabric, buttoning, studs and piping is available upon request (for a small fee where non-standard)

You may also wish to consider our range of Contemporary Chairs with both some recent additions and selected modifications. You can view them here – Our recent additions – the Admiral and The Milford, and The Lyon, an updated favourite.

For Dining Chairs, we feature the Rochester, the Odeon and the Sebastian. Each chair offers different opportunities in design with Rochester featuring solid sides curving in to meet a high back. The Odeon is a simple dining chair, elegantly proportioned, comfortable yet demure. The Sebastian is somewhat more ornate with curved legs at the front, full seat cushioning and a high back.

Lastly, consider our popular Tub Chair – the Moyston. It’s a solid chair featuring a high back, solid rectangular arms and side panels with attractive timber framed legs.

For further information on any of our featured Wills Furniture Collection items please call 03 9815 0111 to make an appointment to view our Showroom located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Alternatively leave your details here and one of our team will get back to you promptly to assist you with your enquiries.

Please note we are required to abide by current State Government Health Department Regulations with regard to showroom attendance. Facemasks, Visitor Details and Hygiene Requirements are mandatory.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Remember, it’s Wills Furniture for Design Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Wills Furniture Showrooms have now re-opened.

With all the signs being positive, the Wills Furniture Showroom has re-opened on Wednesday the 28th of October. We certainly welcome it and invite all our clients and customers to visit to discuss your project and furniture needs.

The Wills Collection is a brilliant selection of both Classic and Contemporary upholstered furniture. The Wills Furniture company has been operational now for over 80 years. All Wills Furniture is handcrafted, hand built at our Hawthorn Studio and Workshop at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, situated behind out showrooms. Furniture making and upholstery are very precise skills handed down over many generations. Wills Furniture is all 100% Australian made, utilising Australian materials wherever possible.

At Wills we not only create beautiful handmade furniture. We are also renowned for restoring and rejuvenating classic and antique furniture from all eras.

After 90 or 100 years, the older Sofa, armchair or occasional chair you own probably needs some serious restoration.

Fabrics fade and wear, springs lose their strength and strapping and webbing simply deteriorate. Repaired and restored correctly, the piece maintains its value and appearance; done improperly and it’s easy to ruin very valuable antiques and heirloom furniture.

Your best resource for quality restoration is Wills Furniture, the experts in furniture restoration and reupholstering. Using traditional methods and the finest quality materials, Wills can rejuvenate older family favourites ensuring many more years of usage with comfort, quality and skill.

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 and return it to you in pristine condition.

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

You can soon 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 and making an appointment that suits your schedule. We will advise on when re-opening occurs via Facebook, our blog and website.

At Wills Furniture, we simply offer excellence in Design, Luxury and Comfort. If in fact we can’t repair the item, we offer a superb range of classic and traditional furniture as replacement options.

You can trust Wills Furniture.

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.