In search of the perfect pillow.

Four years ago we decided that our pillows at home were well past their best-before date, and that it was time for a change. One of our customers had told us about his wonderful alpaca wool pillows and, knowing how fussy he is about quality, we tracked them down and ordered a few to test. After trying four or five different pillows over the years, from Hungarian white goose down to latex and wool mixed, to specially-shaped “orthopedic” pillows, we’ve finally found our favorite combination of comfort, shape retention and breathability.

100% organic, zip-on pillow protector, hot washable

Organic cotton pillow encasement

Our Alpaca Pillows have a casing of 100% organic cotton, with a very tight weave to provide a barrier to skin scales and dust mites ( and what the mites leave behind after lunch). So unlike most pillows which are supposed to be replaced every few years to avoid an allergen build-up, our Alpaca Pillows will stay fresh and clean for years. Still, we suggest another protector over the pillow, before the pillow case goes on. Our Pillow Encasement is made of the same super tightly woven organic cotton as the casing, with a zipper to allow removal for hot water washing. This provides one more allergen barrier as well as protecting your pillow from hair oil, makeup, perspiration etc.

Many of our customers have started with the Alpaca Pillows, and then try our Alpaca Duvets. In our home we switched from down to Alpaca and we love the difference. Because each Alpaca fibre is hollow, an Alpaca Duvet requires much less fill than down or feather or sheep wool, and so each duvet is remarkably light, yet insulating. We also find that these duvets are more breathable than the alternatives, and so a comfortable body temperature is easy to maintain. Like our Alpaca Pillows, our Alpaca Duvets are encased with the same Austrian organic cotton casing. The same 4.5 micron weave ensures that dust mites and their 10 micron “post-lunch offerings” cannot penetrate the casing, so your Alpaca Pillows and Duvet remain immaculately clean without washing or dry cleaning.


		

What is furniture for keeps?

At Form & Function, we’re committed to offering you a range of furniture that is not only beautifully constructed, but is also healthy, earth-friendly and becomes an integral part of your life. We call this “furniture for keeps.”

_V_Craftsman-Pedestal-TableOur primary focus is on our own in-house hardwood designs. Ian Johnstone, our master builder for over 20 years, has worked with us to develop an ever-growing catalogue of tables, chairs, beds and casework, bench-made of North America’s finest hardwoods.

 

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We also work closely with a carefully-edited number of family-owned manufacturers whose approach to materials and craftsmanship mirrors that of our own workshop. We began Form & Function almost 30 years ago and we have much to tell you about what we’ve learned along the way. Our new website is almost ready, so we ask you to bookmark this page and check back soon!