From The Wills Collection – the Adelaide Armchair by Tigger Hall Design

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Adelaide ChairThis week we feature the Adelaide Chair as dressed and presented by Tigger Hall Design for a client in South Yarra. With a colourful apartment, the Adelaide Chair provides a neutral foil, with colourful cushions. The fabric selected is Rose Tarlow – Danbury col. pooled 2372/02. It features a sprung fitted back, hand tied coil sprung seat, fully lined tailored skirts and a feather/down seat cushion.

As well as delightful Armchairs and Sofas, Wills offers fabulous range of Dining Chairs in its collection for your selection.

When a stylish furniture piece is designed sometimes the most important aspect of good design is missed. Comfort. You can be assured that Wills Furniture designs never compromise on comfort, following traditional methods handed down over generations, we use hand sprung seating and sumptuous cushioning built upon strong, Australian hardwood timber framing.  The Wills Furniture Dining Chair Collection is no exception, with all dining chairs featuring either Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak legs, which can be polished or painted to any requirement. The choice of fabric lies with the Interior Designer or Decorator or they may prefer a leather seat. A stylish finish with either piping or studding is another option available.

Introducing another three dining chairs in the collection :



The Odeon Dining Chair by Wills Furniture

The Odeon Dining Chair is a low back, sleek, contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs that will suit any modern home. The generous seat size, together with hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and timber frame ensure supreme comfort.



 The Sebastian Dining Chair by Wills Furniture

This beauty is a dining room classic with its scroll back, detailed provincial legs and generous height. With the Sebastian Dining Chair, comfort is once again assured with traditional upholstery methods used in the Wills Furniture factory.



 The Stockton Bar Stool by Wills Furniture

We all love a bar stool and one that is comfortable enough for a good session is a real find. The Stockton Stool is a tub stool with an arched tub style back, timber detail and firm foam seat making it hard to beat for use as a kitchen stool or bar stool.

Please feel free to contact us at Wills to arrange a showroom visit. Call on 03 9815 0111 or use the contact page of our website here.

Wills – Design, Luxury and Comfort


Bespoke at Wills Furniture – Original Design Combined with Superb Craftsmanship.

Bespoke is a word used often in today’s creative and design circles. Interior Designers and Decorators as well as Architects often choose to develop new and refreshing pieces can rely on the team at Wills Furniture to faithfully and professionally produce their creations, with craftsmanship and real finesse. The Wills team has long experience in working closely with Designers to achieve and manifest their visions.


Often an area, a room, a building requires a unique approach. Whether it is significant modifications to a selected Wills Furniture catalogue item or in fact is an entirely new design, the Wills team of artisans and upholsterers can create the perfect replication of the design required.

From Modular Furniture, Ottomans, Bench Seating, Traditional Sofas and Armchairs or even Bedheads, the Wills team will add life to the design and breath vitality into what becomes a living design. The end result is a high quality finished piece of furniture, produced utilising the traditional methods and craftsmanship of the Wills team.

Modular Furniture can be produced to accurately fit spaces specified. Designers and Decorators can request small variations in height, in depth, cushion fill and overall comfort and feel.

Most Wills Collection Sofas can be configured to incorporate sofa beds. All the mechanisms and components required are available and can be supplied upon request. The Wills Collection Sleeper Mechanism has a fully sprung mattress and is thoroughly performance tested. Dependability and real comfort are assured.

From our Wills Collection this week for your selection we offer 2 of our more popular sofas, The Avalon and The Cayman.

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 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.

We warmly encourage you to call us during business hours on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or contact us via our website here.

We look forward to assisting you in selecting the very best furniture available. Here at Wills we focus on Design, Luxury and Comfort – always.

Good luck if your team is in the AFL finals. Go Tigers!


Wills Furniture for Contemporary Design Modern Living


Most people select furniture to last a lifetime. Combined with the look, the feel and the comfort, when a decision has to be made, it’s not unusual to call in an expert. Interior Designers, Interior Decorators and Architects will all offer genuine advice, practical experience and access to quality crafted, hand-made traditional and contemporary upholstered furniture. The Wills Collection for many Designers and Decorators is the starting point. Wills Furniture simply sets the standard – on quality, craftsmanship and appearance.

The Wills Collection has been generated over 80 years. It provides a range of furniture suitable for restored and re-developed period homes as well as items admirably suited for contemporary design and modern living.

The Monterey

The Monterey can be configured as a single sofa or a modular suite. With a solid hardwood frame, polished oak feet, Luxura memory foam cushions, the unit pictured above has been upholstered in Warwick Dolce Graphite Velvet providing the ultimate in comfort and style. We have also included a catalogue shot here for your viewing.

The Clivedon by Anna Spiro Design of Brisbane


The Clivedon is actually from our Classic Sofa Collection but here it is dressed in a very contemporary style. Anna Spiro Design of Brisbane have taken this classically designed sofa and had it upholstered in refreshing ‘carnival green’ from the Christopher Farr Cloth Fabrics Collection.

The Sofa is set in the sunroom of a house in the inner Brisbane suburb of Bardon. The fabric selected is an outdoor rated fabric specifically manufactured to protect against sun damage, as are the fabrics used on the ottoman and chairs.


The Clivedon is an Edwardian inspired design with clean lines, an upholstered square back and square fitted arms. Pictured here the sofa features polished legs with castors and seat cushions of leather wrapped foam.

The Saville


In contemporary settings consider also the sleek modern lines of the Saville Sofa. With fully sprung seat and back, luxurious feather/down wrap cushions and foam bolsters, this elegant design is finished with Victorian Ash polished legs.

No matter what your requirements are, the Wills Collection provides a perfect base for all upholstered furniture design placements. If required, the Wills team of craftsmen and upholsterers can create customisations to your Interior Designer or Decorator’s prescription and requirements.

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

Call now on 03 9815 0111 and make an appointment to visit our showroom at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn . Or visit our website at and browse to make your selection.

At Wills we focus on Design, Luxury and Comfort. Relax, it’s from Wills – manufacturers of Australia’s premium hand-made and crafted upholstered furniture – simply the best.



The Wills Collection – A Timeless Beauty

The Auburn Wing Chair is a classic chair we offer in the Wills Furniture Collection. The chair featured has been upholstered and dressed in a fabric from Morris and Co, called Tulip. Client Newham Interiors selected this classic print for this beautiful chair, to be incorporated into the design of their client’s unique period home in Camberwell.

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The Adelaide Sofa and Macquarie Wing Chair by Wills Furniture

The Wills Collection offers timeless beauty. Over the years the well known Warwick Fabrics have selected various Wills pieces for both photo shoots and displays in promoting their excellent range of Fabrics. The sofa featured in this photo taken at Melbourne’s Cigar Room is called the Adelaide Sofa and it is set off and accompanied by a Macquarie Winged Chair. Warwick Fabrics have achieved an overall warm and inviting design using a luxurious checked woollen fabric in upholstering both the sofa and the custom designed Ottoman featured. A vibrant velvet in a rich shade of vermillion red sets off the decor of their finished room.

Warwick also featured a bespoke sofa from the Wills Collection at their display showroom located in Collingwood for some time. A larger sofa of 3000mm length – it was of a contemporary design, regular and rectangular. The unit was upholstered in Warwick Fabrics’ Hockney fabric, in the colour designated Fuschia creating a stunning piece of furniture.


The Laguno Sofa and Ottoman by Wills Furniture

The Laguno Sofa, a popular design from the Wills Collection also featured for a time at the Warwick Fabrics Showroom, back in 2016. Finished in Thomas Langham Leather the Sofa was accompanied by a matching Laguno Ottoman utilising a Warwick Fabric called Bainbridge. The result was most impressive.

Furniture created by Wills from our extensive Wills Collection has that timeless feel. It retains its looks, comfort and quality for a lifetime. It gives the feel of real quality to the touch and is matched by quality design to the eye. And, of course, it is supremely comfortable.

Interior Designers and Decorators can select the Wills Furniture piece that best suits their design, assured of quality workmanship, the finest materials and the perfect finish. They can select the fabrics or leathers of their choice as well as ask for specific customisations to suit the look and dimensions of their client’s home and the unique designs planned.

Call now on 9815 0111 to book an appointment to view our showroom at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn. Or simply leave your contact details on the form on our website.

For Design, Luxury and Comfort, trust Wills – exquisite classic and contemporary Sofas, Lounge and Dining Chairs, Stools, Bedheads, Ottomans and more. Quality Furniture manufactured, upholstered and finished by Master Craftsmen. Simply the best.­

Real Quality, Real Comfort – Wills Furniture Contemporary Armchairs and Occasional Chairs.

Looking for a comfortable chair? Chairs come in many shapes, styles and sizes to suit a variety of purposes. The Wills Furniture Collection, created over many years, offers an impressive range of armchairs, dining chairs and occasional chairs suitable for all interior spaces and client requirements.

It’s a high quality collection, with chairs being presented in four main categories:

  • Classic Chairs
  • Contemporary Chairs
  • Dining Chairs
  • Tub Chairs

This time we begin our focus on the Wills Furniture Contemporary Chair Collection. A stunning array of designs is available and can be viewed on our website here [LINK Today we focus our attention on four of our most popular chairs.

The Avoca


This elegant, art deco style chair features sweeping rolled arms with piping detail. The studio look chair with polished Ash timber legs can be upholstered in leather or any fabric chosen. Comfort is assured with its sprung lumbar support, upholstered back and hand tied coil sprung seat.

The Barrington


A classic, club armchair with polished tapered, timber feet. This style works well in a relaxed lounge room, billiard room or study.  A chair to sink into and relish its comfort with a sprung fitted back and hand tied coil sprung seat.  A matching Barrington sofa is also available in the Wills Furniture Collection.

The Chicago


This sleek, armless chair features twin needle stitch detail to create a tufted effect on the seat and inside back. It is nicely finished with fine piping detail to the edges.  Its highly polished timber base and legs complement the unique style.

The Tecoma


This stylish design is well suited as an ideal bedroom chair or stunning occasional chair. The highly polished balloon back with padded seat and arms and featuring double piping detail lends an air of elegant grace.  The timber frame is made from low grain Beech which, once polished, leaves a smooth, uniform finish.

Please feel free to call us on 9815 0111 and book an appointment to visit our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. We have an extensive display of furniture available for your inspection. Or browse the Wills Furniture Collection here and leave your details on our contact page.

Custom Design at its Finest – The Verona Ottoman

Wills Furniture specialise in completing upholstered furniture pieces for interpretive interior designers. Recently we had the pleasure of creating a diamond buttoned Ottoman for a client of Leigh Ellwood Interior Design. Their client resides in a luxury high rise apartment in South Yarra.

Verona Ottoman

The Ottoman was upholstered and covered in leather from Contemporary Leathers. Called ‘Verona’, the colour selected is known as Tarragon. The Verona Ottoman [link] complements the contemporary design of the client’s apartment, located in a multi level block.


It’s always important that clients find the Interior Decorator or Designer that can comfortably reflect their own vision and style. Here are a few further tips from Houzz magazine…

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 catalogs and your own Houzz ideabooks 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.

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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.


Source: How to work with an Interior Designer

Contact us at Wills Furniture by phone on 03 9815 0111 and arrange an appointment to visit our showroom. By all means bring your Interior Designer and we are more than happy for you to review our Wills Furniture Collection at your leisure. We can also recommend a broad range of Interior Designers and Decorators to assist you with your project.

With Wills Furniture, Design Luxury and Comfort always come first. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wills Furniture – Visually Stunning, Ultimate in Comfort.

At Wills Furniture we get to create some visually stunning pieces of furniture. This week we feature two such items, each from a different designer.


The first is an absolutely beautiful antique chair. The Wills team have recovered and reupholstered this chair in its original style with traditional diamond buttoning and hand carved cabriole legs. The Fabric as depicted is from Seneca Fabrics, Osborne and Little ‘Curio’ – coded F7017-01. A wonderful and comfortable chair that will again provide a lifetime of further enjoyment. – The fabric selection and brief were provided by Newham Interiors of 132 Cotham Rd, Kew.


Our second piece is exquisite. Prepared for a client in Toorak by Moni Kutt Interior Design, this sofa – a Stratford from the Wills Collection – has been upholstered in a Warwick Classic Jacquards Collection fabric Vibe col. Porcelain.
The Stratford sofa pictured here is 2300mm long and features a hand tied coil spring seat, walnut polished Victorian Ash floating plynth and Luxura memory foam seat cushion with feather back cushions. Quite seriously, this verges on the ultimate in comfort.

It’s vitally important that clients choose a designer or decorator who can interpret your vision and your designer for comfort and style in a simple, understated manner – or if you choose brash and exciting – it’s your choice.

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.

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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.

Please feel free to contact us at Wills Furniture either by phone on 03 9815 0111 or through our contact form and we can assist in recommending a broad range of Interior Designers and Decorators.

With Wills Furniture you are assured – Design, Luxury Comfort – Simply Beautiful.

The Venetian from Tigger Hall Design

This week we feature the Venice Chair from the Wills Collection. The chair has been dressed and finished in fabrics chosen by Tigger Hall Design and features fabric from Kathryn Ireland’s Collection. It is called Safi Suzani in the colour Autumn.


The Venice Chair is often paired with the Venice Sofa. Featuring a solid hardwood frame, hand tied coils seat springs and beautiful French polished hand turned legs, the Venice series is finished with brass castors.


This custom designed Venice Sofa pictured here has been upholstered in Ziffony The Gondolier Twilight supplied by the Domestic Textile Corporation. It’s a stunning rendition of the streets of Venice and its famed waterways and it certainly compliments the classic design.

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Venice Sofa

With both traditional and contemporary furniture the addition of Ottomans provides a further dimension in both comfort and visual appeal. The Ottoman adds grace and elegance to any space with a practical element all approve of – comfort.

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Ottoman diamond buttoned.

Pictured here is the traditional diamond buttoned Ottoman from the Wills Furniture Collection. Order custom designed Ottomans in any size or shape in fabric or leather as chosen by you and your selected designer or decorator.

The Ottoman has a rather interesting and unique history having been introduced into Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the late 18th Century. In the Ottoman Empire, the ottoman , as we have come to know it was the central item of furniture for seating and often were piled high with cushions. In Europe it was adopted as fitted furniture wrapped around 3 walls of a room. Ottomans became circular or octagonal as we now see them today during the 19th Century.

Don’t forget to attend Decor and Design 17 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And please make a time to visit our showroom in Hawthorn soon. Call us on 03 9815 0111 and discuss your project needs, customisations and modifications.

The Wills Collection – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

Classic Elegance with Wills Furniture

Decor & Design 17 is just about upon us. The show opens on July 20th and here at Wills Furniture, we are certainly looking forward to visiting and viewing some of the innovative style and talent on display from our young and up and coming Interior Designers.

The Awards ceremony for Vivid, Australia’s longest running Design Competition in on the opening day (20th July), with winners announced.

Looking forward to viewing all entries on display.

Try not to miss the show, it’s a great showcase for our industry.

For further information please visit the show’s website here. You can read their blog here.

This week we feature a classic Georgian Chair dressed by Warwick Fabrics.

Georgian Chair


The Georgian Chair is a timeless design of squared proportions with a contemporary and complementary sized, comfortable arm. With a fully coiled sprung seat and a coiled lumbar back, a luxurious feather combination seat cushion, this chair ensures your supreme comfort. The legs are sleek highly polished tapered timber with solid brass castors.

Georgian Sofa


Combined with the chair is the Georgian Sofa, again designed in the classic Georgian Style. It also features the same upholstered square arms, a coil sprung upholstered back and a coil sprung base. Naturally it also comes with polished legs and brass castors, or it can be supplied with a fully tailored skirt finish. With sumptuous puffy feather combination seat cushions, comfort is assured. The upholstery is finished with elegant fine piping detail.

Two other chairs from our collection that may catch your fancy are the Dante and the Deakin.

The Dante Chair


An armless occasional chair, the Dante Chair is eminently suitable for a bedroom setting or as a corner showpiece in selected rooms. It features a fully sprung dome seat and a scrolled fitted sprung back. Elegant with long tailored skirts, it certainly makes a statement, yet it blends in beautifully with the overall look and appearance you desire.

The Deakin Chair


A Victorian Style Chair, the Deakin Chair is available as either a wing chair or an armchair. It’s a chair often placed adjacent to a fireplace with its classic elegant lines, comfy scrolled arms and piping detail. Fully sprung with a traditional, stitched, rolled edge it is finished with hand turned, highly polished legs, fitted with castors.

All Wills Furniture can be modified to suit your needs. Choosing a Wills Furniture classic will enhance the beauty and comfort of your home.

For further information call now on 03 9815 0111.

Remember Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

The Wills Furniture French Provincial Selection

French Provincial style is increasingly popular with many new homes in suburbs such as Canterbury, Kew, Deepdene, Balwyn and Doncaster being seen to adopt this rather unique style.

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 simply beautiful link to this ornate of all 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 during this period 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


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.

Louis XIV Chair


Last week we looked at a Bergere chair, slightly modified. The Louis XIV Bergere chair in our selection has a hand carved frame from American Cherry, 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


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.

Always choose Wills for Design, Luxury and Comfort