Quai Conti

QuaiContiQuai Conti is one of our favorite sofa designs at Form & Function. It is an uncluttered, classic form, hand-made in Duvivier’s manufactory in France. Available with a solid Beechwood base in a choice of stock or custom finishes, as well as a smoked chrome-plated steel.

Available in a wide range of leathers and colours as well as a sophisticated selection of European fabrics. We ship worldwide.

More information on leather types is here:

Boxcalf   Nappaline Anilcalf

Antika  Angora

Welsh  Koskoa

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The 7-Zone Royal-Pedic Tufted Mattress

RLX MATT AD lighter 5.jpgRarely does a manufacturer leave unchanged a product for more than 25 years, but this is the case with Royal-Pedic’s 7-Zone Royal Latex Mattress.
Unlike mass-market mattresses made by well-known brands, this mattress is entirely hand-made of sustainable materials- natural Talalay-process latex from the rubber tree, and breathable, unbleached, undyed cotton. The natural latex core is composed of 7 zones of varying flexibility, so follow one’s body curves, especially for side sleeping.

And this is a two-sided mattress, like all of Royal-Pedic’s products, to offer a much longer useable life than so-called “no flip” mattresses. And because there is no polyurethane foam or puffy polyester padding, one can expect to keep the 7 Zone Royal Latex Mattress at least 10-15 years. Personally, we have several of these mattresses in our home that are over 20 years old and still comfortable.

Unlike synthetic, mass-market mattresses, which are made with off-gassing adhesives to hold the padding layers in place, this Royal-Pedic mattress is assembled using traditional tufting straps to keep the natural padding in place, without the need for toxic glue. We have always thought that the place where one spends 1/3 of one’s life  should be entirely free of petroleum-derived glues, foams and fibers, and that is a value that is also held by Royal-Pedic.

We show the 7-Zone Royal Latex mattress above on a boxspring base, but it may also be placed on a slatted platform base without boxspring, for a slightly firmer feel. The bed frame shown is our VERUS Cherrywood New Classic Sleigh.

We ship worldwide.

 

The Trestle Table

NATURAL EDGE TRESTLE TABLE.jpgOur VERUS © Natural Edge Trestle Table is a contemporary take on a very old table from the Middle Ages. Back then, each trestle end had a third “foot”,  which meant each trestle could be moved to allow very long top boards to be used. Our preference is to keep the floor as clear as possible and out of the way of feet. In fact, when we design your table, trestle or otherwise, we always take into account the size and number of chairs to be accommodated.We don’t just design our tables to please the eyes, but also to please the knees! And of course, we don’t have “standard” sizes or design details for our tables at Form & Function, any more than homes have “standard” sized rooms. We build to suit your needs, not our manufacturing efficiencies. And as always, professional interior design assistance is offered to help you edit your options.

The table shown above was crafted from Eastern Black Cherrywood (Prunus serotina), sometimes referred to as the queen of North American hardwoods, with an Eastern Walnut ( Juglans nigra) cross-stretcher. We use only the highest quality of Cherrywood available, from the best region for this species, the Allegheny plateau in Pennsylvania. And we don’t buy “market quality” lumber, even at the highest grade, because the timber is only graded for minimum width of 5″, and lack of major defect. We purchase very large entire Cherrywood (and Walnut) logs, cut edge to edge to yield the natural bark edge, which we can keep in tact or trim. And each board is numbered and kept in sequence, so that the colour and grain match in each finished table, chair or cabinet reflects the way the tree grew. If you look at the table top above, you may see that it was made of only two very wide boards, perfectly matched as they came out of one log. You will never see a crack or split in a Verus© table; no matter how cleverly such defects are “corrected” with butterfly joints – spilled wine will always find those defects! This attention to detail may seem a little esoteric, but consider the lexicon of winemakers and, increasingly, craft beer makers. We think the nuances of fine hardwood furniture deserve at least the same attention!

We ship worldwide.

 

 

Hélium by DUVIVIER

Hélium.jpgHélium is the most popular sofa design from the highly-respected manufacturer, Duvivier of France. The classic and elegant shape of Hélium is right at home in a contemporary  as well as  traditional home. Its modest scale, available in three sizes as well as a an armchair, suits an old apartment in Paris as well as a modern, space-challenged condominium anywhere!

Like all Duvivier designs, equal attention is paid to quality of raw materials, the skill of the craftsmen and craftswomen, as well as the overall design. All frames are hand-made in-house of solid Beechwood and multi-ply Beechwood panels to ensure long-term strength and rigidity. A patented double bearing stainless steel suspension (SPD Suspension) guarantees a unique, progressive comfort, without any of the noise common in older spring systems. Hélium is available in 239 fabrics as well as 36 smooth and nubuck leathers. Duvivier is devoted to only using the finest upholstery leathers, produced by France’s finest upholstery leather tannery since 1927, known as Remy Carriat. Much the same as how a winemaker knows that the soil and climate affect the quality of a fine wine, Carriat only selects  young European bullhides with a high collagen and elastin content to ensure  leather that remains supple without stretching, for a lifetime.

We invite you to visit our showroom to see Hélium and other favorites designs from Duvivier, and touch and feel the leather equivalent of a Premier cru Bordeaux!

At Form & Function, we ship worldwide.

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