Wills and Warwick Fabrics – Simply a delight.

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This week we feature a delightful setting – sofa, tub chair, ottoman and matching cushions – dressed and presented by Warwick Fabrics of Melbourne.

The Sofa is the Lyon, one of our more Contemporary designs from the Wills Collection. Here it is dressed in a fabric called Gravity Sand by Warwick Fabrics.

The Tub Chair is the Byron. The fabric on the outer side of the chair is Battersea Sunshine with the inside being Gravity Apple, both available through Warwick Fabrics.

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The Ottoman features Antila Mist on the top of the unit, whilst the sides are covered in Mayfair Sky fabric. Piping is Gravity Apple. For a full view of the fabrics on offer from Warwick please view their website here.

The images here have been provided by Warwick Fabrics as part of their ‘Mayfair Collection’.

At Wills Furniture clients can select the fabric they or their Interior Designer have chosen. This enables a flexible and creative approach to your new furniture. It provides the opportunity to ensure a totally unique, original piece. As well, Interior Designers and decorators have the ability to create a personal colour theme for each and every client.

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Wills Furniture can modify items in our collection as instructed to suit individual designs and measurements. Simply provide your requirements when ordering. Wills provide modifications to the exact measurements and requirements given.

Wills Furniture welcome your enquiries. Call now on 03 9815 0111 and book an appointment to visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn to inspect our Wills Collection. Or leave your contact details here and we will call you. Wills can provide access to a range of respected creative Interior Designers and Interior Decorators should you need help and guidance with refurbishment or renovation of your home or furnishings.

Remember when you select Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Design, Luxury, Comfort – Every Time

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Warm and Vibrant – A Contemporary Look

This week Wills Furniture present this delightful sofa. With bold contemporary colours, it blends beautifully with the overall design of the client’s Toorak apartment. Situated in the sitting room it’s both relaxed yet stimulating and vibrant. A custom designed Sofa in Morris and Co’s Woodford plaid in brick and wine.

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With the summer holidays almost done, for many it’s the time to be considering both reupholstering or replacement of both holiday home furniture and that of your permanent residence. Take advantage of the Easter break and prepare for the colder months coming. Consider the space you have available and your needs now as either a growing family or transitioning to ‘empty nester’ status. It’s time to stamp your character on your furnishings, time to look to comfort, beauty and enjoyment of your home.

Here are some of the Wills Collection sofas and armchairs offering timeless beauty, real luxurious cushioning and appealing design.

The Georgian

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Georgian Sofa

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Georgian Armchair

This sofa is of a classic Georgian style and one of the first designs executed by the Wills family business over 50 years ago. It features finer upholstered square arms, coil springs, upholstered back and a coil spring base. Choose either polished legs and castors or a tailored skirt finish. Puffy feather combination seat cushions assure you of supreme comfort, completing an elegant finish with fine piping detail. The Georgian Sofa is also available in matching armchairs. Seating sizing can be modified to suit your needs.

The Flinders

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Flinders Sofa

The Flinders Sofa is a popular sofa for family rooms. Luxuriantly designed it features large plush cushions with rotund padded scroll arms. It’s eminently suitable for lounging, for relaxing. The sofa has good support for head and shoulders, the cushions are a luxuriant feather/fibre wrap combination and the base is hand tied coil springs. Sink back into this sumptuous sofa – and relax. It can be finished with polished block tapered feet or it can be skirted – your choice.

For further information please call 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to inspect our full range at the Wills Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Or leave your details here and our friendly staff will contact you to assist.

Remember with Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best

Wills – Design, Luxury, Comfort

 

 

Classic Furniture – Timeless Beauty

 

The Wills team have always been at the forefront of quality and design in both Traditional and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture. Much of the know how and superb design elements have carried through from the original Newham family business first established over 80 years ago.

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Adelaide Sofa

Paul Newham is the son of the original upholstery experts and craftsmen from the well known Newham family. Paul still provides input and advice and offers direction at the current Wills factory on such matters as tooling, methodologies staff development and training. The Newham family have been involved with Wills Furniture for over 50 years. Together as Wills Furniture, the Wills team have created a timeless range of sumptuous, quality furniture, a range of traditionally manufactured and crafted upholstered furniture specifically suited to the Australian market, its clients and their needs.

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Interior Designers and Decorators select fabrics, colours, designs and the overall look and feel of their clients homes. For first class, absolutely magnificent furniture, their first stop is Wills Furniture. A style of sofa, chair or ottoman is selected and dressed to the Designer’s requirements and specifications. The Wills range is constantly evolving, with new editions complimenting its extensive range.

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The Macquarie Chair

Whilst classic sofas such as the Adelaide, the Georgian, the Macquarie and the Deakin are always in demand there are also newer, more contemporary sofas suitable for todays spacious open living areas available as well. The Avalon, the Baltimore and the Laguno are in constant demand from both Interior Designers and the clients alike.

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Laguno Sofa

Many Designers provide designs for specialist Bespoke pieces as well knowing that upon completion, these designs are faithfully implemented, crafted and presented by the Wills artisans. Small adjustments and changes are accommodated seamlessly. Over time new variations that prove popular have been added to the Wills range.

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The Wills Furniture showroom is located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Please call 03 9815 0111 now and make an appointment to view our delightful range at your convenience. Or leave your details here and a staff member will contact you to assist you.

Remember Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best

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Traditional Furniture – Made in Australia by Wills Furniture

It’s the Australia Day Weekend and it’s a perfect time to browse through some of Australia’s best Furniture – The Wills Collection. Wills Furniture have been producing upholstered furniture of the highest quality now for over 80 years. Traditional or Contemporary, our Wills Collection is handcrafted using only the very best of materials.

 

Wills 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 built to last.

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The Wills Collection offers a wide range 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 Team are often called upon to create beautiful new Bespoke pieces by Designers and Decorators as well as Architects. Wills 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 Team will ensure a perfect rendition of the Designer’s vision every time. Applying Craftsmanship and traditional methods, a quality finished piece is produced every time.

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Modular furniture can be constructed to fit spaces exactly. With modern apartments this can be vitally important to achieving the look desired and effectively utilising the space available.

 

Don’t hesitate. Browse through our Wills Collection here and call us on 0398150111 to book an appointment to view our showroom located at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn. Or leave your contact details here. Choose Wills and experience the very best in traditional upholstered furniture.

Design, Luxury Comfort – You know it’s from Wills.

Fabrics – with Wills Furniture the choice of fabrics is yours

When you engage an Interior Designer to creatively develop living areas in your home you open up a world of choice. No longer will you be restricted to mass produced furniture in a limited range of colours, materials and styles.

There is now a world of fabrics, colours and styles available to you.

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Check out our Wills Furniture Collection and then get the advice of your selected Interior Designer. Bold, bright, beautiful? Or soft, demure and understated? The choice will be yours. Let your home reflect your style, your personality, your vision.

Warwick Fabrics

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Take a look here at Warwick Fabrics. Click on Residential. Warwick offer an amazing range of fabrics, leathers and materials. You can search via Colour, Style, Fabric Use and Price. Our suggestion is to utilise a qualified professional Interior Designer in combination with the Wills team in making your selection/s with Warwick and their knowledgeable team.

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Or you can browse Boyac. The Boyac team have a very exciting range of Textiles. Boyac is home to many of the world’s most revered and sought after Fabric Houses. Click through and view their fantastic range of traditional and contemporary fabrics.

Tigger Hall

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Tigger Hall Design in another exciting option when selecting Fabrics. Tigger has a long experience in the Industry as an Interior Designer but now focusses on her Textile agency. Visit the Tigger Hall website and click on Fabrics. Open up a world of beauty and choice.

The Wills Collection offers full range of fabrics, leathers and materials from leading suppliers world wide.

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Talk to Manager John Sharkey with regards to your particular needs or requirements. John has now worked at Wills Furniture for over 30 years. John works with Interior Designers and Decorators daily and can guide you in both your selection of a designer or ultimately in your choice of furniture. Book in an appointment to visit our Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn now for early February – you can call 98150111 or leave your contact details here on our website.

Choose Wills Furniture – The Wills Collection – It’s simply the best.

What fabric should I choose for my lounge suite?

When you engage an Interior Designer to creatively develop living areas in your home you open up a world of choice. No longer will you be restricted to mass produced furniture in a limited range of colours, materials and styles.

There is now a world of fabrics, colours and styles available to you.

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Check out our Wills Furniture Collection and then get the advice of your selected Interior Designer. Bold, bright, beautiful? Or soft, demure and understated? The choice will be yours. Let your home reflect your style, your personality, your vision.

Warwick Fabrics

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Take a look here at Warwick Fabrics. Click on Residential. Warwick offer an amazing range of fabrics, leathers and materials. You can search via Colour, Style, Fabric Use and Price. Our suggestion is to utilise a qualified professional Interior Designer in combination with the Wills team in making your selection/s with Warwick and their knowledgeable team.

Boyac

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Or you can browse Boyac. The Boyac team have a very exciting range of Textiles. Boyac is home to many of the world’s most revered and sought after Fabric Houses. Click through and view their fantastic range of traditional and contemporary fabrics.

Tigger Hall

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Tigger Hall Design in another exciting option when selecting Fabrics. Tigger has a long experience in the Industry as an Interior Designer but now focusses on her Textile agency. Visit the Tigger Hall website and click on Fabrics. Open up a world of beauty and choice.

The Wills Collection offers full range of fabrics, leathers and materials from leading suppliers world wide.

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Talk to Manager John Sharkey with regards to your particular needs or requirements. John has now worked at Wills Furniture for over 30 years. John works with Interior Designers and Decorators daily and can guide you in both your selection of a designer or ultimately in your choice of furniture. Book in an appointment to visit our Showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn now for early February – you can call 98150111 or leave your contact details here on our website.

Choose Wills Furniture – The Wills Collection – It’s simply the best.

 

The Evolution of Traditional Upholstered Furniture

At Wills Furniture we create, renew and restore quality Upholstered Furniture, both traditional and contemporary. Upholstered Furniture has a really interesting history and this week we would like to share some of it with you.

Upholsterers from Upholders

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Upholsterers used to be called ‘Upholders’. In the 18th Century it referred more to those who repaired furniture rather than the artisans who created new pieces.

Upholders often doubled as interior decorators, taking full responsibility for the overall look and feel of a room, providing the aspect/s desired by the home owner and householder. Such craftsmen were members of the ‘Worshipful Company of Upholders’. Originally these artisans provided upholstery, textiles and fittings for funerals (perhaps this may provide insight into some of the sombre interiors of the times).

As it was, generally a cabinet maker would pair or partner an ‘upholder’ to provide what came to be known as ‘Traditional Upholstery’.

Traditional Upholstery

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Over the centuries, traditional upholstery evolved. The padding and covering of chairs, seats and sofas became recognised as an accepted craft, long before sewing machines, synthetic fabrics or various types of foam were ever available.

Traditional methodologies for upholstery involve using a solid wood frame or platform (webbed). It can also involve various kinds of springs, lashings, stuffing (animal hair and feathers), grasses and coir, wools, hessians, scrims, bridle ties, stuffing ties, blind stitching, flocks and wadding, all built up by hand.

By the early 17th Century, chair seats were being padded if in a somewhat basic fashion. The shapes and styles of upholstery we now consider ‘classic’ (both the shapes and manufacturing techniques were popularised in the 17th Century), but remained the province of the very wealthy. New techniques gave greater control with the ‘stuffing’ enabling further definition in the upright and sloping lines of popular furniture.

The Victorian era saw excessive stuffing and padding pay homage to the fashionable opulence of the era.

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And as the craft evolved with stainless steel springs and new lashing techniques, the seats, backs and arms were further built up, independent of the solid frame’s shape. More complex stuffings, elaborately shaped rolls and scrolls, with different fabrics allowing soft padded shapes by means of buttoning saw new styles and shapes evolve until we have the types of furniture we now feature in our exclusive Wills Collection.

The Wills team faithfully follow the techniques described, handed down over the centuries from the original ‘Upholders’ to today’s specialist upholstery artisans.

All Wills Furniture is handmade faithfully to those tried and true techniques. For further information please leave your details here or call us on 03 9815 0111 after Jan 17th for assistance or to book an inspection of our Wills Collection at our showroom located at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn 3122

Til then, we wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Relax with Wills Furniture – the Summer Break

It’s Summer and it’s the time many of us head to the beach. For those with their own beach houses it could be time to rejuvenate and revamp the style and quality of your property, its fittings and furniture.

The Wills Collection offers a wide range of delightful upholstered traditional and contemporary furniture from which to choose. It’s a great opportunity to experiment with fabrics, leathers and to achieve that relaxed summer feel. Sit back and enjoy in a custom designed Wills Armchair of Sofa – you deserve it.

Sometimes the first step is in finding an Interior Designer who understands what you desire and can interpret your vision with flair, quality and taste. Here are a few well known Designers we featured this year.

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Let’s start with Black and Spiro. Anna Spiro is renowned for her inspired use of fabric and colour, capturing those golden days of summer. Click here to enjoy Anna’s ecclectic style and vibrant colours.

Brownlow Designs

Brownlow Designs offer a unique vision, with clean crisp lines. Last featured in December last year, take a look here and enjoy our feature piece on Brownlow Design.

Take the time to browse through the Wills Collection and select those pieces that best suit your interiors.

For further information over the Holiday break please leave your contact details here and one of our friendly staff will get back to you ASAP.

Wills Furniture reopens on Monday the 17th of January.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Wills Furniture – Unique and Timeless Beauty

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For many people, choosing a new Sofa or Armchair leads to a re-assessment of their entire living situation. What was once to their taste in decor, colour and style has changed. With open plan living, larger rooms and expansive windows, sliding glass doors and shared spaces (dining/living/outdoor) a fresh approach to furniture is often mandatory, and can be the catalyst for a complete redesign and refreshment of your home. Add to this the gravitation to Apartment Living and downsizing by ‘empty nesters’ and it’s really time to start talking with your Interior Designer or Decorator.

The Wills Collection offers a unique palette for Interior Designers. With a carefully selected and maintained range of both Traditional and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture, the Wills Collection offers a stunning selection of handcrafted, artisan created pieces. Interior Decorators and their clients can select from a wide range of Sofas, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Stools, Ottomans and Bedheads creating a unique yet flowing style throughout the entire home. Wills Furniture provide full customisation services to enable appropriate alterations as might be required project by project.

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Interior Designers, Decorators and clients can select from a huge range of Fabrics, materials, leathers and timber finishes to achieve a unique and personal result that suits both the client’s taste and the individual project at hand.

In choosing fabrics there are a number of considerations for either Interior Designers or Decorators to consider. Here is an extract from Houzz that addresses the question well:

“For a designer its often somewhat imperious to select a wafting silk or a pure white linen. However good designers realise their clients must live with the fabric selected and it may be the fabric is determined by the potential use of the furniture, its location and the degree of traffic a room may experience. Often choosing an easy to maintain fabric is a better long term choice.”

“Here is a list of fabrics, both Natural and Synthetic reprinted from the Houzz.com.au website. It is a useful guide and at Wills Furniture we consider it reasonably accurate and useful.”

  • Cotton is durable and resistant to wear and fading, but not as resistant to dirt and wrinkling. Cotton can go from casual to formal depending on the weave.
  • Cotton blends are slightly more durable than cotton due to the mix of additional fibres.
  • Leather is durable and functional. It wears well and gets better with age.
  • Linen is resistant to pilling and fading. It provides a crisp and casual look to furniture. However, it wrinkles and shows dirt easily.
  • Silk is elegant and adds a sophisticated and formal touch to furniture. Due to its delicacy, it’s best for light use and requires professional cleaning.
  • Wool blends with synthetic fibre for easier maintenance. It’s durable while also being resistant to pilling, fading, wrinkling and soil.
  • Acetate is developed as imitation silk, and is resistant to pilling and shrinking; however, it doesn’t hold up well for everyday use due to its tendency to wear, wrinkle and fade in the sun.
  • Acrylic is developed as imitation wool and may pill easily if not of high quality. However, it’s softer than natural wool, and is resistant to wear, wrinkling, dirt and fading.
  • Microfibre fabric is made from polyester fibres, is similar to suede, and easy to maintain.
  • Nylon is often blended with other fibres, creating a durable fabric that won’t wrinkle or soil but may fade and pill.
  • Polyester is usually found in a blend with other fibres, and is resistant to wrinkling and fading.
  • Rayon, though prone to wrinkling, is durable and affordable.
  • Vinyl is durable and a more affordable option compared to leather.

Source: Houzz

For further information on the superb Wills Collection please call 03 9815 0111 and arrange an inspection at our Hawthorn Showroom located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.

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It could be that you don’t have a selected Designer or Decorator – yet have decided on a particular piece of furniture or combination. At Wills Furniture we have a broad selection of Designers and Decorators we can recommend to assist you.

Leave your contact details here and we will get back to you promptly to assist you further.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury and Comfort

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The Wills Collection – Contemporary Design Sofas and Armchairs

Wills Furniture offer a wider range of Traditional and Contemporary Upholstered Furniture, hand crafted and expertly finished. 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.

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Last week, we presented a range of Traditional Sofas and matching Armchairs. 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 

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