nora plaza 1300 e 86th street Indianapolis 317 569 9999

Helmut Fortense, owner

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Everything here is meant to be enjoyed.

Form + Function is your center for contemporary design in furniture, lighting, and accessories based in Indianapolis. We opened in 1996 as a small accessory boutique. Since then, we have grown to represent a who’s who in the world of modern and contemporary design. Our store is a showcase for Bauhaus and Midcentury classics, alongside the latest creations by today’s design masters.

We specialize in furniture and lighting, yet also offer a broad selection of high design objects for home and personal use. Our gallery in Nora includes Swiss watches, European toys, captivating barware, plus highly functional designs for tabletop, office, and travel.

“Few material things will add more to the quality of our lives than a thoughtfully composed home environment. Ideally, our home should be a close friend, a womb, so to speak, and a visible extension of our soul.”  Helmut

“Few material things will add more to the quality of our lives than a thoughtfully composed home environment. Ideally, our home should be a close friend, a womb, so to speak, and a visible extension of our soul.”  Helmut

Brands represented

Acerbis  |  Alessi  |  Artemide  |  B&B Italia  |  Bensen  |  Cassina  |  Classicon  |  Flos  |  Foscarini  |  Herman Miller  |  Iittala  |  Interluebke  |  Knoll  |  Metalarte  |  Montis  |  Tom Dixon  |  Vitra  |  Zanotta

Designers including

Alvar Aalto  |  Harry Bertoia  |  Charles & Ray Eames  |  Michael Graves  |  Le Corbusier  |  Ingo Maurer  |  Carlo Mollino  |  George Nelson |  Isamu Noguchi  |  Eero Saarinen  |  Ettore Sottsass  |  Philippe Starck