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Re COVID-19: Our showroom is open but we are limiting the number of customers that are permitted inside at a given time.
Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm PDT Tues – Sat (or by appointment)
101 – 1669 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver BC

Design Profiles

About 15 years ago I thought it might be a good idea to venture to Vermont to meet some of the highly-skilled furniture makers that I had heard about from there. I did meet with a few other furniture makers, and got inspired to work harder to expand the range of the furniture we had been making for the previous ten years at Form & Function.
But one of the serendipitous discoveries I made was visiting a glass blowing studio in Queechie, Vermont. It was run by a very talented Irish glassblower named Simon Pearce, who moved to Vermont from Ireland a number of years earlier. To see his stunning, clear glass designs juxtaposed in his retail store with beautiful Cherrywood furniture was eye-opening! The idea of mixing of two natural elements, wood & glass, has been in my head since then and finally, on January 12, 2021, we recceived our first shipment from Simon Pearce to offer to our customers in Canada.
We welcome you to drop into our new showroom in Vancouver to see and touch the beautiful, functional blown glass from the Simon Pearce Studio. For all of you who can make it in as well as those who send us an email to hello@formfunction.ca, we’ll draw three names for  three copies a new book by Simon & his wife, Pia.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Jack McCullough

Our Journey

Ever since Form & Function began in October 1980, our mission has been to offer you a very tightly-edited range of furniture designs that will add beauty and thoughtful function to your life, and will endure for more than one generation. We believe there is a trinity of values that holds equal weight when one acquires an object for the home – design, raw material quality, and the craftsmanship of the maker. In order to understand thoroughly the details of the manufacturing process, the source and sustainability of the materials used, and the values and ethics of each member of the workflow, we have limited our purview to very few product categories.

Our Partners

Our longtime partner, Barlow Tyrie, is a British manufacturer, founded in 1920, of what we believe to be the highest quality range of outdoor furniture worldwide.

We are very proud and honoured to be a partner of the venerable French upholstery manufacturer, Duvivier. Since 1840, Duvivier has hand-crafted a range of classic, contemporary leather seating that we believe cannot be bettered.

“You are either in your bed or in your shoes so it pays to invest in both.” There is truth in this old adage. We don’t sell shoes but we do make hardwood bed frames and offer a range of hand-crafted mattresses that are made of healthy and sustainable materials like wool, latex from the rubber tree, and even horse hair. We have much more to tell you about what we’ve discovered over the years!

Verus is our own range of totally bespoke hardwood furniture which we design and build in our own workshop to very exacting standards. We know of no manufacturer of any size that offers the degree of customization along with the unparalleled quality of our flitch-sawn Cherry, Walnut and White Oak cold-climate hardwoods.

101 – 1669 West 3rd Avenue • Vancouver BC V6J 1K1 • 604.222.1317 • hello@formfunction.ca