Gabe O’Shea-Burton of Wills Furniture – Apprentice of the Year

Back in 2016, Wills Furniture welcomed our new apprentice Gabe O’Shea Burton. To quote from our introduction…

“Gabe has joined our team as a first year apprentice. He is keenly interested in the furniture upholstery business and has immediately shown skill and talent.”

Gabe has certainly consolidated and is now into his fourth year as an apprentice. To say he has consolidated is somewhat of an understatement. He has flourished. With the assistance of the team at Wills Furniture and his teachers and mentors at Holmesglen College, Gabe has simply excelled. In 2019 he has been named the Apprentice of the Year (Upholstery) and we congratulate him for being awarded such a prestigious honour. The tradition continues. With over 80 years experience in traditional upholstery and furniture making, Wills Furniture remains the leading supplier of handcrafted and hand built high end luxury furniture in Australia. With staff of the caliber of Gabe, we feel confident this is a standard we can and will maintain for many years to come.

The latest release from Wills Furniture is the addition to our already exciting collection of our exclusive Bedhead selections. Again our bedheads are crafted by Gabe and the rest of the Wills team of artisans, craftsmen and seamstresses to the same exacting standards as all other items listed in our collection.

 

Our Bedhead Sale continues through April/May/June with all wholesale orders supplied at ½ price.

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The Bedhead Collection has been expanded. With 15 options available, from traditional to contemporary and modern, it’s now possible to create the complete bedroom look and feel with both selected bedheads – in the fabrics you or your designer chooses – as well as a full range of suitable bedroom occasional chairs, ottomans and foot stools. Look here for the full range of shapes and sizes of bedheads available. Wills offers the same impeccable service in providing a complete range of fabrics, buttoning, studs and piping as per your requirements. (A small fee applies for non-standard variations)

Our range of Contemporary Chairs has also enjoyed some additions and modifications with the addition of the Admiral, the Milford and the Lyon – an updated favourite.

 

Add to these changes in our popular French Provincial Chairs – the Louis and the Bergere, with sturdy new frames and fresh fabric choices.

 

For Dining Chairs, we introduce the Rochester and updates on 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, we’ve added a new Tub Chair – the Moyston. It’s a solid chair featuring a high back, solid rectangular arms and side panels with attractive timber framed legs.

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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.

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

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

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The Wills Commercial Furniture Range – Quality, Charm and Finesse

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When outfitting a new corporate headquarters, the lounge of a five star hotel or an upmarket medical suite, Wills Furniture is your natural choice. Handcrafted, built to last, the Wills Collection offers contemporary or classic design, superb comfort and a touch of real luxury. your clients, guests or patients feel welcomed and relaxed. Take a seat – it’s a Wills – timeless, sumptuous and yet durable. You’ve made the right choice.

Wills Furniture offer a full range of options for upholstered furniture suitable for 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 offers a new level of comfort and luxury. Add to this the real craftsmanship provided by skilled artisans and the upholstered furniture produced is impeccable.

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Architects and Designers can confidently select from our Commercial Furniture range knowing the same finesse, workmanship and superb quality is standard with every individual upholstered Wills Furniture item – as well as a lifetime guarantee on all workmanship and finishing.

As always there is the opportunity for Designers to request custom designs and modifications as may be required with commercial specifications. The Wills team 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

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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

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 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.

Chicago Chair

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 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 compliment its overall look and feel.

For further information on upholstered furniture produced by Wills suitable for Commercial application please call on 9815 0111 or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com and we will be happy to assist you with your requirements. You can also use our contact facility here for a prompt response.

Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

It’s simply the best.

Superb Contemporary Furniture from the Wills Collection – for Apartment Living

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Wills Furniture is unique. it remains totally handcrafted by skilled tradesmen and artisans using traditional methodology handed down from generation to generation. Why? Simply because using time honoured methods ensures a level of comfort, luxury and finesse simply unachievable via a machine driven process. Comfort you recognise from the moment you are seated – whether it’s a Sofa, Armchair, Dining Chair or Occasional Chair. Just the right give, just the right support. Beautifully styled whether in a Classic or Contemporary style. The touch, the feel – it’s simply masterful. It’s from Wills.

This week we feature some of our more popular Sofas and Armchairs you may consider for Apartment Living. Modern Apartments are spacious with panoramic views. For those moving to apartment living, it’s often the case that it’s simply the imperative to refurnish with a more suitable range of furniture that suits these new requirements.

Extra space, lack of clutter and the detritus of 20 years of suburban living often means a totally fresh approach to your interior design and comfort is required.

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Consider the following selections from our Wills Collection – all eminently suitable for modern apartment living.

The Avalon

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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.

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The Cayman

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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 slimline, smooth appearance of this sofa.

The Barrington

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The Barrington is comfortable, modern contemporary sofa. 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

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The Houston is an elegant sofa. 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.

Please feel free to visit our Showroom in Hawthorn to inspect these or any other sofas in our Wills collection. As visits are by appointment, please call first to arrange an inspection on 9815 0111 or leave your details here for a prompt reply.

Wills Furniture – Simply the best

Classic Design Sofas and Armchairs – Timeless Beauty

For many people, a beautiful heritage listed home requires authentic classic furniture. It could be a Georgian Mansion in Toorak, East Melbourne or South Yarra. Perhaps it’s a Victorian Terrace in Albert Park, Clifton Hill or Kew, or a Queen Anne in Eaglemont. Whether it’s Edwardian, Federation period or Art Deco Studio Apartments – Classic Sofas, Armchairs and Dining Chairs are the perfect fit to complete an authentic interior design.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

 

Time to Refresh and Revive with Wills Furniture

With Easter only a month away, the days getting shorter and the air just that little bit more chilled, it’s time to start spending more time indoors – in our ‘living room’ or ‘living areas’. Now is the time to prepare for those cooler months. Replace or repair that faithful old lounge suite – sofa, armchairs, maybe an ottoman. Refresh and revitalise. With the Wills Collection, there’s a stylish selection perfect for your home.

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Over many years the talented design team at Wills Furniture have put together a simply stunning collection of high quality, supremely comfortable sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs and dining chairs together with handcrafted ottomans and accessories. A timeless collection, new additions are added over time. Choose your fabrics from the world’s leading fabric houses. Modify to suit your floor plan lay-out and dimensions. The Wills team will customise to suit your individual needs. The result is a superb upholstered piece of furniture – real luxury.

For your interest this week we present the Wills Contemporary Sofa and Armchair range.

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 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

French Provincial – as popular as ever.

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Louis XIII French Provincial Sofa – $3900 from Wills Furniture

It’s not everyday an opportunity like this arises. Right now at Wills we are offering this beautifully restored Louis XIII French Provincial Sofa for sale. Two metres in length, the sofa features hand polished walnut with a patina and wax finish.

The solid timber framing is hand carved from European Beech. Comfort is assured with sumptuous feather/down seat cushions and a steel coil sprung back. It’s dressed and finished in a natural linen weave. This is a simply gorgeous piece. Call now on 98150111. Price $3900.

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French Provincial Furniture as well as furniture influenced by the French Furniture of the classic period, 1600 – 1815, has been popular for over three centuries now.

And in keeping with authenticity, many people now seek reproduction furniture from the era of Louis XIII through to Louis XIV to complete their penchant for the period and its design elements.

The Wills Furniture French Provincial Furniture Collection offers a unique and auspicious link to this most ornate of times. The Louis XIII style or Louis Treize was a fashion period in French Architecture and Design influencing all decorative style and art of that time. Louis XIII reigned from 1610 to 1643, it was during this period that luxury furniture was introduced into France, resulting in a more elegant mode of living. There were very strong influences from Germany, Spain and particularly Italy.

Furniture until the introduction of this new style under Louis XIII was large, austere and featured low backs which were either square or had greater width than height. The legs were often columnar, knobbed, baluster or spirally turned legs resting on small bun feet.

From Our Collection…

Classic Louis XIII French Provincial Settee

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This rather beautiful settee is available in any custom size with option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has an exquisite hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any colour selected with patina distressing and a waxed finish or a painted or washed finish. Genuine comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied coil spring back. It is finished in fine double piping detail.

Louis XIV was known as the Sun King, he reigned from 1660 until 1720. His reign saw a style of unparalleled splendour. It was his belief that his home – the Palace of Versailles should reflect the glory, power and wealth of the monarchy in its furniture decor and grounds.

Bergere Chair

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The Bergere Chair features in our Collection and is very popular. It has a hand carved frame from selected timber, with a highly polished finish. It features a traditional French style jute webbed seat and is superbly comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.

To finish off this week we take a look at the Charles II Carver Chair

Charles II Carver Chair

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Another popular reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles II of England period with hand turned spindle legs and stretcher rails. The timber frame can be made from American Cherry or European Beech with the choice of a polished or painted finish. The elegant high back and hand tied, coil sprung seat ensure comfort. The Charles II carver chair style features carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs joined by a turned or carved front stretcher.

For further information on our French Provincial reproduction series please don’t hesitate to call us on 03 9815 0111, or leave your details here for a prompt response.

Always choose Wills for Design, Luxury and Comfort

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best!

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury and Comfort

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Comfort, such a very important quality with any piece of upholstered furniture. It looks great. The finest materials available, selected from the world’s leading fabric houses. But the real test is when you take a seat, sit down, relax and stretch out. Fine furniture has that ‘just right’ feel about it – not too hard, not too soft, sink back, be supported, be relaxed. Let the fabric caress you – yes it’s from the Wills Collection and it’s a delight!

This week take a look at some of our more popular armchairs and occasional chairs. Whether for the living area, the study or the bedroom, these chairs not only look great, they offer real comfort. Hand built, it’s in their construction, the Wills DNA if you like – our furniture is always built for your comfort and relaxation.

(For our full collection of chairs, you can view them here Classic Chairs and Contemporary Chairs)

The Adelaide Chair

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The Adelaide Sofa and Chair combination is an ever popular selection. The design is classical. It is a traditional English design and it features hand polished, turned legs in Beech timber and solid brass castors.

Featuring a claw style arm, the Adelaide is available with either a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. It can be selected with a pleated skirt giving a more feminine look and feel, or if desired a combination of both.

The Auburn Chair

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The Auburn Chair is a winged chair of optimal size featuring squared, compact arms complimenting its sleek, flowing design. The arms carry twin piping. The chair is complimented by its fine elegant legs with brass castors. Sink into the sumptuous feather cushions and enjoy its uniquely designed coil sprung lumbar support back – genuine comfort, real luxury.

The Kooyong Chair

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The Kooyong Chair is a high backed Winged Chair with an adjustable sprung lumbar support. And it is simply beautiful with elegant curved lines and soft profile. An absolute delight. Wonderfully comfortable, it features a unique scroll styled arm with a top facing, broad rounded front. With a traditional webbed seat, its completed with sumptuous cushions, cabriole legs that are hand shaped and highly polished Victorian Mountain Ash timber. A beautiful, elegant chair.

Please visit our website and view the full Wills Collection online. Or if you are a designer, architect, decorator or developer please call for a free bound copy on 9815 0111. Or simply leave your details here for a prompt reply.

Depend on Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

It’s simply the best.

Sofas and Armchairs – Contemporary Design from the Wills Collection

As Summer rolls on and we move towards Autumn, the time we start to spend indoors will increase. What with the football, the Grand Prix and the Autumn Racing Carnival, there will be plenty of reasons to relax, sit back and turn on the television. Add to that the harvest season with long family dinners and the coming Easter celebrations – it may well be time to upgrade your current Lounge Suite to something more modern and contemporary – from the Wills Collection.

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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 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 

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You’re welcome to 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’s Summer Bedhead Sale

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Yes, it’s true. Order now or during February, March and April and you receive an automatic 50% discount on all standard design Bedheads with fabric supplied. The Wills Bedhead range completes our stunning collection of exquisite upholstered furniture.

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With our bedhead range, it’s possible now to carry the design theme throughout the home, selecting fabrics and complimentary matching styles from our extensive Wills Collection. For Interior Designers, custom designs can be prepared and delivered by the Wills team of artisans and tradesmen.

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The Bedhead range offers a full selection from traditional through to contemporary styles. Choose the bedhead that truly suits your living situation, from Victorian Terraces to spacious modern apartments.

View the full selection here. We offer an excellent choice of styles, fabrics and finishing, with buttoning and studs available upon request (non-standard selections attract a small fee).

When considering bedroom and boudoir furniture, consider our full range of occasional chairs to compliment your comfort and relaxation. Here we feature our updated range of contemporary chairs with some new additions and recent modifications. You can view them here – Our new additions – The Admiral and The Milford, and The Lyon, an updated favourite.

Add to these changes in our popular French Provincial Chairsthe Louis and the Bergere, with sturdy new frames and fresh fabric choices.

For Dining Chairs, we introduce the Rochester and updates on 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, we’ve added a new Tub Chair – the Moyston. It’s a solid chair featuring a high back, solid rectangular arms and side panels with attractive timber framed legs.

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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.

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

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Dining with Elegance and Comfort – The Wills Collection

With your living areas well appointed – Sofas, Armchairs and Occasional Chairs all carefully selected and dressed to compliment your chosen interior design theme, it’s time to turn your attention to the dining room. Your dining setting can continue with the flow utilising complimentary materials and leathers for your chosen Dining Chairs. The Wills Collection offers a range of both traditional and contemporary styles from which to choose from.

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The Wills Collection features a range of beautifully designed dining chairs – all supremely comfortable, stylish and of the highest quality. Hand built by our artisans and craftsmen, Wills Dining Chairs will last you a lifetime.

This week we review some of our more popular selections.

Hotham

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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

Melba

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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

Cambridge

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A dining chair should be at once practical, comfortable and stylish. When it comes to practical it’s hard to go past the Cambridge, a classic dining chair style with a humpback and stretcher rails, upholstered for comfort with a hand tied, coil sprung seat. Clients can choose Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak legs, which can be polished or painted to suit the style of the accompanying dining table and interior design of the dining room. See details

Hotham Carver

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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

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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. As previously stated, Wills Furniture has a full range of traditional and contemporary dining chairs available for your selection.

In the meantime please feel free to browse through our Collection here. Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to visit our showrooms and factory at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or leave your details here and one of our friendly staff will respond promptly to your enquiry.

For Design, Luxury and Comfort – it’s always Wills Furniture – your first choice.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best