Professional Antique and Classic Furniture Restoration. Wills Bisgrove – Expertise, Experience and Proficiency-Always

When it’s time to restore or rejuvenate valuable antique furniture or classic period pieces there is only one choice – Wills Bisgrove. The Wills Bisgrove team will restore your treasured furniture to its original condition – the full upholstery, not just the fabric or leather – with finesse, care and genuine Artisan skill. 

Over time upholstered furniture can lose its lustre. The fabrics become worn, the springs and webbing need replacement and the cushions need refilling and refreshing. The real question is who can you depend upon to carefully and cleverly restore your valuable piece to its original glory?  Again, there is simply only one answer – it’s time to call Wills Bisgrove Furniture and ensure your wonderful lounge suite, sofa, armchair or occasional chair is restored and ready for the next 100 years. Comfortable with selected fine fabrics and leathers for your complete relaxation and enjoyment.

The Wills Bisgrove team is a collective of artisans offering a truly traditional approach to the renovation and repair of Classic and period Furniture. With over 80 years’ experience in furniture making and repair, the Wills team rely on tried and true traditional methodologies utilising premium materials. Hand tied Stainless Steel Springs, featherdown or high quality memory foam, F1 Hardwoods for framing, brass and stainless steel castors, but always in keeping with the original manufacture and build of your heirloom piece.

Maybe, but firstly is it really worth restoring? In many cases the answer is sadly ‘no’, but for those rarer cases where such rejuvenation is both feasible and desirable the Wills Bisgrove Team are the right people to bring your treasured item back to life.

The Wills Bisgrove team are genuine Craftsmen and Craftswomen. Artisans who really understand upholstery and traditional furniture. A quick assessment on the framing, quality and fabric or leather replacement provides the answers on a financial basis.

Some items that are genuine antiques are certainly worth the investment. others such as rundown units from the ‘50s and ‘60s are probably better replaced. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers an exciting and interesting range of traditional upholstered furniture, very suitable to provide a seamless replacement of that ‘timeless’ piece.

Some items that are genuine antiques are certainly worth the investment. others such as rundown units from the ‘50s and ‘60s are probably better replaced. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers an exciting and interesting range of traditional upholstered furniture, very suitable to provide a seamless replacement of that ‘timeless’ piece.

Here are some of the sofas and armchairs available through our Wills Bisgrove Collection that meld beautifully into a traditional interior design.

From our French Provincial selection we present:

Classic Louis X111 French provincial settee

The settee is available in any custom size with the option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has a beautiful hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any selected colour with patina distressing and wax finish or a painted or washed finish. Superior comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied, coil sprung back. Fine double piping detail.

Bergere Chair

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.

Louis XIV Chair

This splendid chair has a frame hand carved in American Cherry timber and is highly polished. It features the traditional French style jute webbed seat and is divinely comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.

Charles II Carver chair

Another reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles 11 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.

The Florence

This beautiful, classical Victorian style sofa features diamond buttoned upholstered back, large scroll padded arms, polished legs and castors. This elegant sofa will add class to any living space. It can also be made with a fluted skirt. It’s luxurious and sumptuous feather down cushions make it divinely comfortable as well as stunningly decorative.

As can be seen at Wills Bisgrove, we have a complete range that provides the style you require – or desire. Check out our full Wills Bisgrove Collection here – and for further information on our full restoration services, or on viewing our extensive range, please call 03 9815 0111 to book an appointment with our friendly staff – or you can email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com.au and again, a staff member will contact you to assist you or make an appointment to visit our showrooms located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell.

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Stunning Handcrafted Occasional Chairs and Dining Chairs – from Wills Bisgrove 

The lounge suite is stunning, the fabrics simply gorgeous – complete the picture with a superb occasional chair from the Wills Bisgrove Collection. Then carry the theme through to the dining table with beautiful, sturdy, hand-built, handcrafted dining chairs from Wills Bisgrove – a touch of luxury, exclusive design and pure comfort. It’s the finishing touch. 

No doubt your Designer has selected the sofas, armchairs and accessories you desire from the Wills Bisgrove Collection – why not complete the vista with delightful occasional chairs and dining chairs to match and accentuate the final design of all your living areas. 

In any well designed, well planned living area, there is often the need to place or situate the ‘occasional’ chair. It could be a bedroom chair, or perhaps, for a study or hallway. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers a superb choice of simply beautiful handcrafted chairs admirably suited to purpose. Also on offer is a stunning selection of dining chairs to complement your selected dining table with a variety of fabrics, leathers and materials to suit all tastes and applications available.

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 Annabel 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 Bisgrove Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from any fabric supplier to create a designer seat for your interior space.

Whether its modern contemporary style or traditional form and elegance – Wills Bisgrove Furniture is your destination. Your Designer or Decorator can browse through our extensive selection and be confident of finding the right setting, combination or piece to complete the wonderful vista planned for your home.

Continuing with chairs from the Wills Bisgrove 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

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

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

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

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.

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 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell, or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com for a prompt reply.

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Start the Creative Process. Engage an Interior Designer Now and Prepare for Spring and Summer with a new vision.

Adelaide sofa 3 seater in Elliott Clarke Ramayana velvet

After several years spent mostly at home it now seems like the right time to refresh and renew your living rooms and furnishings. It’s time to brighten up our interiors with new fabrics, new colours and new designs. Starting now means that when Winter ends, this Spring our alterations and renovations will be complete and we will be seated in our comfortable and luxurious new furniture from Wills Bisgrove of course! 

Take the plunge and engage a talented interior Designer to create for you a new vista – a spacious interior design that provides connectivity and flow with superb features and design elements. After the lockdowns these last few years many people realised their homes had become cluttered and offer limited space. With families that have grown – perhaps now they’ve left home – the furniture has taken a beating over the years. It’s the perfect solution, the right combination – a talented Interior Designer together with the Wills Bisgrove Collection

For many years now,  Wills Bisgrove Furniture have had the pleasure of working with some of Australia’s best Interior Designers. Developing new bespoke pieces, creating exquisite, upholstered furniture that is unique yet addresses their client’s tastes and preferences. The Wills Bisgrove Collection provides the perfect palette for Interior Designers and Decorators with a brilliant range of Sofas, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Ottomans, Bedheads and Occasional Pieces – classic or contemporary

For clients determining and selecting their preferred Interior Designer, their choice may come through a personal reference. Or it may simply be admiration of the work done by a particular Designer. Ultimately it’s a very important consideration – you are selecting a professional to renovate or redecorate your home.

Lisa Frederick, a US contributor to Houzz provided some insights in her article and we hope it can assist you in choosing a Designer who is right for you.

Interior Designers do much more than make a home pretty — they turn it into a harmonious haven that’s uniquely yours.

When most people think about hiring an interior designer, they zero in on aesthetics: wall colours, window treatments, pillow patterns. But that’s just scratching the surface of what a designer can add to a home. These pros go beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that a space feels harmonious through and through, from its floor plan and architectural envelope to the last nailhead, tassel and tuft.

What an interior designer does: A designer envisions, plans and outfits spaces in a way that makes them both beautiful and functional. He or she balances aesthetic considerations with structural planning to reflect the clients’ lifestyle, set the desired mood, complement the home’s architectural features, and ensure that less glamorous details (like electrical outlets and air vents) fit into the scheme. An interior designer also cultivates relationships with trusted artisans, vendors and others who execute the design.

When to hire one: You may have a clear vision for your home, but an interior designer can help you bring it to life while making sure it satisfies nitty-gritty considerations such as space planning. A trained eye and a creative mind-set allow for devising solutions that you might never have imagined, and attention to the tiniest details will transform your space into a haven that looks polished and complete.

What it will cost: Interior designers have various fee structures. They might charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of total project costs. You may also be asked to pay a retainer before work begins.

If you’re on a set budget, don’t assume that hiring a designer is beyond reach. Many will be happy to arrange a few hours of consulting or will help you source furnishings and decorative accents.

Where to find one: The directory of interior designers on houzz.com.au is a good starting place, where you can find designers in your area and beyond and view their portfolios.

If you spot a room you love when browsing Houzz photos and ideabooks, take note of the designer’s name. (You’ll see a link to professionals’ profiles in the lower-right corner of their photos.) Some designers will work with clients who are based in other cities, though travel time and expenses can add up.

Friends with fabulous houses are another likely source. You can also visit show houses and home tours to see which spaces strike your fancy.

Be sure the designer is a good match for your style. No two clients are alike, and good interior designers are nimble enough to hop from urban pied-à-terre to rustic farmhouse to beachside getaway without missing a beat. However, almost all of them have a fundamental aesthetic that remains consistent throughout their work. For example, if you want pure whites and pale neutrals, don’t choose a designer whose signature is bold colour palettes. When interviewing designers, look for parallels between their previous work and the design you want.

Collect samples. Even if you have trouble articulating your desired look, pictures of rooms you love can instantly give the designer a sense of what you crave. He or she will ask you about specific points of the design that resonate with you and use those as guidelines. Fabric swatches, paint chips, furniture catalogues and your own Houzz idea books are other good sources for showing items you like. On the flip side, pull examples of colours, motifs and furniture styles that turn you off, which can be equally helpful.

Decide in advance which pieces must stay. Not willing to get rid of your Biedermeier sideboard or your majolica collection? The process will go more smoothly if you share that information with your designer during the initial site visit and consultation. That way, he or she can plan around the items that you don’t want to give up.

Involve the designer as early as possible in the building process. If you’re remodelling or building from scratch, include the designer in the planning stages with your architect and contractor. This way, the pros involved will all be on the same page and can iron out any potential discrepancies — particularly those that involve the bones of a home, such as doorways, ceiling beams or interior columns. It’s one thing to reorient a window on paper; it’s another entirely to move it after installation.

Try to have all household members present at the outset. Having everyone’s input from the get-go helps to avoid potential conflicts down the road. If a spouse or loved one objects to a certain colour or reveals that he or she just can’t part with Granny’s antique dining table, it’s easiest to work out those issues right away.

Ask the designer to clarify billing procedures. Find out at the beginning when you’ll be charged and what for. In addition to the design itself, you may be billed for travel time, site visits, shopping, phone conversations and more. This way, you’ll be able to anticipate fairly closely what and when to pay.

Keep an open mind. It’s a rare client who loves 100 percent of a designer’s suggestions right off the bat. Your designer might recommend a piece of furniture or a wallpaper pattern that you’re iffy about, but don’t say no without giving the idea some time to sink in. Chances are that when you ask your designer why he or she chose it, and when you take a little time to live with it, you’ll appreciate the reason it works.

Look toward refreshing down the road. Even the best design doesn’t stay current forever. Ask your designer if tune-up visits in the future are an option, whether they involve simply swapping out a few accessories, reupholstering furniture or choosing new paint colours.

Source: https://www.houzz.com/magazine/how-to-work-with-an-interior-designer-stsetivw-vs~3293842

For further assistance in selecting an Interior Designer or Decorator, please call us on 03 9815 0111 and ask for Mr John Sharkey, our manager. At Wills Bisgrove Furniture we work with many of Melbourne’s, indeed Australia’s, most talented Designers and we would be happy to assist you in your search.

For further information on our Wills Bisgrove Collection, please visit our website here or again call 03 9815 0111 and schedule a time for a consultation or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com for a prompt reply. Our showrooms are conveniently located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell.

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Winter is Coming. Comfort, Quality and Exquisite Design From Wills Bisgrove – Classic and Contemporary Chairs.

As the colours of Autumn start to turn it’s time to prepare for those long Winter evenings. Start with the refreshment of your home with Wills Bisgrove’s beautiful classic and contemporary furniture. A new occasional chair for the bedroom or living room. Dining chairs, sturdy, superbly crafted – hand-built, finished in fine fabrics and leathers. Or perhaps a full refurbishment of your living areas, starting with a beautifully crafted lounge suite – sofas, armchairs and ottomans – from Wills Bisgrove – luxury and clever design every time.

With the colder weather arriving it’s time to retreat indoors to the warmth and comfort of our homes and after 2021 we find ourselves more inclined to spend time at home. It feels right to simply sit back and relax, enjoy home cooking and entertaining friends. It’s the right time to refresh and renew with quality furniture from the Wills Bisgrove Collection

2021 had us spending most of our time at home. As a consequence, it was the first time in quite a while that we began to notice that our dining chairs, occasional chairs and even our full lounge suites were looking and feeling just a tad tired. So now it’s time to refresh and renew, to re-invigorate our living areas with new stylish furniture from Wills Bisgrove – in classic or contemporary designs.

Design excellence, real comfort and a touch of genuine luxury. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers a superb palette from which to make your selection. This week we feature some of our popular occasional and dining chairs.

In any well designed, well planned living area, there is often the need to place or situate the ‘occasional’ chair. It could be a bedroom chair, or perhaps for a study or hallway. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers a superb choice of simply beautiful, hand-crafted chairs admirably suited to purpose.

 Also on offer is a stunning selection of dining chairs to complement your selected dining table with a variety of fabrics, leathers and materials to suit all tastes and applications available.

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.

Simply select the design of your choice from our Wills Bisgrove Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from any fabric supplier to create a designer seat for your interior space.

Whether its modern contemporary style or traditional form and elegance – Wills Bisgrove Furniture is your destination. Your Designer or Decorator can browse through our extensive selection and be confident of finding the right setting, combination or piece to complete the wonderful vista planned for your home.

This week we review a selection of classic and contemporary chairs from Wills Bisgrove Furniture. 

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 Annabel 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.

Your Designer or Decorator can select from an extensive range of chairs on our website, an example below of the Classic Chairs Collection.

Dining Chairs

Introducing a selection from the range of dining chairs in the Wills Bisgrove Collection – we review the Odeon, the Sebastian, the Stockton and the Venice. All beautifully upholstered and stylish dining chairs.

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.

And lastly 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 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell  or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com.

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As Autumn Arrives, It’s The Right Time to Select A New Bedhead – From the Wills Bisgrove Collection naturally! 

With the colder months coming, thoughts turn to ensuring we have a comfortable, warm bed. Why not complete the picture with an Artisan finished handcrafted, hand-built bedhead from Wills Bisgrove? 

The Wills Bisgrove bedhead range is a firmly established favourite in our Wills Bisgrove Furniture Collection. It’s a great opportunity to extend the design and fabric selections you’ve made in your living areas with your lounge suites and occasional furniture into the bedroom. With 15 individual Bedhead designs available, from classic traditional to contemporary and modern, there is sure to be a style that suits both your current decor and taste in our Bedhead collection.

The Bedhead Collection

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 Bisgrove offers the same impeccable service in providing a complete range of fabrics, buttoning, studs and piping for your selection and requirements (a small fee applies for non-standard variations).

Chairs

Match your selected Bedhead with a stunning Occasional Chair from our range of chairs. Here we feature some suggestions –

The Milford

See the full collection of contemporary chairs here

The Georgian

See the full collection of classic chairs here.

The Columbia

See the full range of classic chairs here.

You can also select a suitable bedroom chair from our range of  Dining Chairs. Here we introduce the Rochester, the Odeon and the Sebastian. Each chair offers different opportunities in design with the 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, a favourite 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 Bisgrove Collection furniture pieces please call 03 9815 0111 to make an appointment to discuss your requirements and view our Showroom, located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell. Alternatively, email us at  willsfurniture@bigpond.com and one of our team will get back to you promptly to assist you with your enquiries. 

Please call prior to visiting our showrooms to schedule an appointment. 

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Design Excellence, Absolute Quality, Complete Comfort From Classics to Contemporary – Wills Bisgrove

As we move back into our offices and workplaces this year, there is a need, a desire for change – a step up to the comfort, the quality that is Wills Bisgrove. Whether it’s professional rooms or simply your home, there’s never been a better time to refresh and renew and the right place to start is the Wills Bisgrove Collection.

Last year with time spent at home we achieved a new perspective. Our living areas became far more important. The truth is that when you are busy 24/7 commuting, picking up kids, cooking, going out to restaurants and cafes, it’s a very different world. The saying “Your home is your castle” took on a new meaning. And now it’s the right time to refresh the castle.  Again, start with the Wills Bisgrove Collection. Steeped in tradition Wills Bisgrove furniture is hand-built and hand crafted, designed to be both elegant and stylish yet last for a generation or more.

The Wills Bisgrove furniture story is over 80 years in the making. The Wills Bisgrove Furniture Studio and Workshop maintains traditional methods of upholstery and frame making, ensuring a more durable end product – sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs, ottomans and dining chairs. All Wills Bisgrove Furniture is of the highest quality, guaranteed for a lifetime of luxury and comfort.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers the very latest in fabrics, leathers and accessories.

Pictured below is a beautiful Columbia Wing Chair created for Newham Interiors. The client resides at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. The fabric selected is from Mokum in a vintage velvet, colour ‘Lapis’.

Following traditional upholstery methods, Wills Bisgrove chair and sofa frames are made from Australian hardwood timbers, blocked and dowelled for strength and rigidity. Sink into the luxuriant feel of the unique cushion inserts, which are a blend of feather fibre casing covering a combination of memory foam core. Any fabric or leather of your choosing will be used to cover your selected design and style. Let’s take a quick tour of some of our more popular selections.

The Suffolk

Classic club arm designed sofa with T shaped front cushion. Traditional hand sprung seating, and Australian hardwood timber framing. For a contemporary look choose polished timber block feet or for a more classic design choose the fully lined tailored valance.

The Wesley

Scoop scroll arm with large hand studding detail, polished, tapered timber legs with bronze castors. Upholstered in leather, this style is the ideal sofa for a cigar room (whilst enjoying cognac or playing billiards).

Whitehall

Traditional diamond buttoning creates comfort in this chesterfield styled sofa. The merry widow design large, splayed out scroll arms with inset piping detail creates a classic, handsome look. This sofa can be finished with chunky timber legs and piano sized castors or tailored skirts.

The Wimmera

A perfect family room sofa with its chunky scroll arms and full roll back. Solid, highly polished hardwood timber feet complete this low maintenance sofa. Comfort is assured with the sumptuous feather fibre back cushions. It can be covered in chenille for warmth or a light linen finish for the beach house.

Any of these sofas can be customised to the sizing required, Wills Furniture are only too happy to make modifications to suit your seating requirements. All sofas in the range are available as two seaters with two legs or three seaters with three legs and are also available as armchairs.

Please call 03 9815 0111 and book an appointment now for a thorough consultation on all your upholstered furniture requirements. Or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com and one of our staff members will promptly get back to you.

Our showrooms are located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell. You are welcome to visit and inspect but please call first and make an appointment.

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Modern Apartment Living. Design, Comfort and True Luxury With The Wills Bisgrove. We Present the Contemporary Sofa Collection.

Today many people are deciding to opt for a more relaxed lifestyle. Apartment living offers the advantages of location, space and planned maintenance via a body corporate. With more time for entertainment – dining out and indulging in a unique outdoor lifestyle with parks, recreation and beaches nearby. The ultimate in comfort, luxury and superb design are guaranteed when selecting your apartment’s furniture from the fabulous Wills Bisgrove Contemporary Sofa and Armchair Collection,  handcrafted and individually hand-built to exacting standards.

With the shift to apartment style living in inner city areas, the desire for space and comfort is premium. Modern Apartments can be up to 60 squares standard size. With panoramic views on offer, the requirement is to ensure a design with space and ease of movement in mind. The Wills Bisgrove Collection offers an exciting and visually stunning range of contemporary furniture – simply beautiful lounge suites and interior vistas genuinely complementing apartment living.

All Wills Bisgrove Furniture is locally manufactured here in Melbourne at our Camberwell factory. It is constructed using time honoured and traditional processes. High grade Australian Hardwood, usually Victorian Ash is used for the framework, whilst the seating is hand tied and coil sprung for supreme comfort and support.

The Avalon

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.

The Baltimore

This square design has a very contemporary look with symmetric lines and proportions. The polished Tasmanian Oak timber arms with baked enamel mirror finish is modernistic and the sofa is highly suited to the sleek, spare lines of contemporary apartment design.

The Cayman

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.

Please feel free to visit our showroom located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell to discuss and inspect these, or any other sofas in the collection,

As visits are by appointment, please call first to arrange an inspection on 9815 0111.

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For Elegant Design and Handcrafted Quality – the Wills Bisgrove Collection 

As summer becomes another memory thoughts turn to earlier nights indoors. Dinner parties or just a few friends around to watch the game – it’s the right time to consider new furnishings for the living area in your home, from traditional, classic sofas and armchairs to sleek, modern, low profile lounge suites, the right choice is always Wills Bisgrove

With a superb collection of sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs, ottomans and dining chairs the Wills Bisgrove Collection offers something for all tastes and individual preferences. At Wills Bisgrove you have the opportunity of selecting the finest leathers and fabrics from the world’s leading suppliers. 

Using traditional methods handed down through generations, the Wills Bisgrove team of furniture makers have followed the same methodologies for over 80 years. With the addition of modern design and utilising the very best in modern equipment, the Wills Bisgrove team consistently produce some of the very best furniture seen in Australia.

And here is why…

Where others use mechanisation, we used skilled artisans ensuring each sofa, chair or ottoman is given the complete care and attention it deserves. Each component follows rigid quality specifications and manufacturing processes.

Cushions

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 Bisgrove Furniture designs include fully hand tied coil spring construction for extra comfort and durability. This includes the ‘front edge’ of a sofa or chair importantly. However,  if required, the option of contemporary springing remains a selection option.

Frames and Finishing

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

Wills Bisgrove offers a range of polishes and finishes. Select a colour, provide a sample and our experienced Polishers will match it. Painted finishing and antique style polishing is also available on quotation.

Wills Bisgrove offers a range of studding which can be viewed here. For Designers and Decorators this choice provides a great selection.

And the same wealth of choice applies to castors available in 4 finishes – Chrome, Brass, Antique Brass and Antique Bronze.

Nearly all furniture available in our Wills Bisgrove Collection can be modified to meet specific design requirements of Interior Designers and Decorators.

Wills Bisgrove Furniture carries a lifetime guarantee on all items manufactured. Quality is always delivered at the very highest standard.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and arrange a viewing of the Wills Bisgrove Collection at our Camberwell Showrooms located at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell or simply email us at  willsfurniture@bigpond.com and one of our staff will contact you and arrange a visit or quotation. All our contact details are here.

For Design, Luxury and Comfort – it has to be Wills Bisgrove Furniture.

Wills Bisgrove Furniture – It’s Simply the Best

Refresh, Refurbish and Renew with Wills Bisgrove now

Many people are fortunate to retain either antique or older period furniture in their homes passed down through generations. It often becomes obvious that the time has come for, not just the upholstered fabrics or leather to be replaced, but also requiring attention are the springs, the wadding and the cushioning.  And therein lies the conundrum. Where can the type of Artisans and skilled Craftspeople to complete such a task be found? The answer is simple – call Wills Bisgrove, the renowned leaders in fine furniture restoration. 

Whether it is a classic antique, a mid-century modern or a recent contemporary piece, refreshing with new fabric or leather can instantly lift the appearance and comfort of old furniture pieces. Why not consider one of the newer fabrics on offer to bring currency and rejuvenation to your favourite sofa, armchairs and dining chairs. These days Interior Designers often arrange such makeovers adding new life and vibrancy to otherwise classic designs and furniture styles.

Naturally at Wills Bisgrove we don’t just facilitate a change in the coverings alone. Worn out springs, wadding and foam or down cushioning will be replaced prior to recovering.

Now is a great time to browse the fabric house websites to see what’s new and what’s available. Imagine your older, classic lounge suite refreshed and renewed.

At Wills Bisgrove Furniture we work with leading fabric and textile suppliers. Here is a list for you to visit and browse to make your selection.

Each company has a website with extensive images of fabrics, textures, colours and designs available. Take the time to visit and browse their sites. There is a world of vibrancy and texture available in a myriad range of fabrics. You, your Designer or Decorator can select the right fabric to suit your individual taste, and achieve the look, the style, the comfort you wish to achieve.

Naturally there will be some situations where re-covering or refurbishment simply isn’t practical – insect damage, water damage, wood rot. In that case it’s the perfect opportunity to make a selection from our extensive Wills Bisgrove Collection and enjoy many years of comfort, luxury and exquisite design.

The Wills Bisgrove Collection provides a range of beautiful, upholstered furniture, both traditional and contemporary, from which to choose. The Wills Bisgrove Furniture range is preferred by Interior Designers and Decorators. It offers real choice and distinctly different styles from which to make selections appropriate to particular projects.

To assist you this week here is our Classic Sofa and Chair Selection for your enjoyment and consideration.

The Wills Bisgrove Collections represents a refined selection of stylish designs that offer genuine luxury and supreme comfort. From the classic Clivedon and Adelaide Sofas through to the more informal St Pierre, the Amelia and the Sheffield – Wills  Bisgrove Classic Sofas Collection offers an exquisite range of individual styles, fabrics and finishing from which to choose.

Classic Sofas

Classic sofas block

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

Classic Chairs 

All Wills Bisgrove Furniture is handcrafted using the finest of fabric, leathers and solid framing with sumptuous cushioning. Minor modifications to suit floor plans and necessary alterations are possible – simply notify us prior to your final order.

Wills Bisgrove Furniture maintains a strong connection with the craftsmanship and artisanship of the trade in earlier times through the stewardship and direction of Paul Newham, the son of the original upholsterers from the Newham family – the creators of the Wills Bisgrove Furniture range. The same rigid quality standards of the original factory are maintained today.

You can arrange a visit to the Wills Bisgrove Factory and Showrooms at 1346 Toorak Road, Camberwell by calling 03 9815 0111 or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com.

Wills Bisgrove Furniture provides a Covid safe and compliant environment for all clients and visitors.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Bisgrove Furniture  – When Only The Best Will Do.

Bespoke Design from Wills Bisgrove. The Perfect Finish Complete in Every Detail

When Interior Designers create unique, truly bespoke furniture it’s to Wills Bisgrove they turn to execute the perfect rendition of each individual piece of exquisite upholstered furniture. Handcrafted, hand-built, the end result is truly stunning – another masterful creation from Wills Bisgrove. 

Custom bed end stool, 1500x550x500mm, with hand polished Queen Anne cabriole legs and fabric from Tigger Hall Design, Juhu – Badal Gray.

Finding a Furniture company capable of interpreting Bespoke Design and one-off unique interpretive design is the real imperative. The Wills Bisgrove Furniture team have many years’ experience in creating truly Bespoke Furniture for some of Australia’s leading Interior Designers.

With real skill and expertise our Artisans bring each design to life, creating unique pieces that breathe vibrancy into an overall project vision, prepared and executed by an Interior Designer.

The Wills Bisgrove Furniture team are experienced and skilled in producing unique, individual furniture to the design specifications supplied by Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects. As well, where required, the Wills Bisgrove team can modify current furniture pieces featured in the Wills Bisgrove Collection to meet the space and/or the concepts of the Interior Designer or Decorator as provided.

Designers often create modular furniture with nominated space requirements. Wills Bisgrove will produce the furniture units to fit the spaces exactly and correctly as desired. This includes one-off modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating, traditional sofas and chairs. In short Wills Bisgrove will provide a superb rendition of the plans and designs developed by Designers, Decorators and Architects on each occasion.

Keep in mind that most Wills Bisgrove designed Sofas can be easily modified to include Sofa Bed mechanisms. Each such mechanism has fully sprung mattresses and is reliably tested for comfort and functionality. Sofa Beds provide a wonderful and simple option for guest rooms or those ‘spare’ spaces.

The Wills Bisgrove Furniture team will bring your design visions to life, with beauty, vibrancy and individual flair.

Please call now and book a time to discuss your requirements with Manager John Sharkey on 03 9815 0111, or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com

Wills Bisgrove Furniture provides a Covid safe and compliant environment for all clients and visitors.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Bisgrove Furniture  – When Only The Best Will Do.