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Rume was established over fourteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to strike out on their own. The philosophy behind the new company was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.
Taking the idea of classic English furniture as a starting point Richard stripped it back to its barest essentials to capture its inimitable timelessness. It is this enduring yet contemporary quality that is quintessentially Rume.
The pieces are never mere copies, never pastiche, they are resolute in their contained elegance and confidence, furniture that is both familiar and startlingly original. To complement this contradiction Libby started to gather together an unrestrained collection of accessories and cushions from just about everywhere.
The idea was not to choose items that would simply blend or fade into the background but to source objects that would not only hold their own but also work together, it was in fact an extension of what Richard and Libby had been doing for years in their own home.
With the inclusion of beautiful lighting from some of the most regarded designers and manufacturers in the world it has developed over time into a unique look, one of playful sophistication and elegant eclecticism. There is no reason why a well considered interior has to be dull or dutiful and Richard and Libby have made it their mission to slay the overstuffed, to cheer the earnest mantelpiece and to banish once and for all the beige.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01273 777 810 or if you feel like an adventure why not visit our lovely shop at Rume, 54 western road, hove, bn3 1jd.
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The Petal looking true to it's name, pretty as a rose dressed in a Designers Guild pink velvet. From it's petal shaped arms and the gentle curve of its continuous outside arc, to the single button in each of its back cushions and the delicate turn of its conical feet it really is lovely to look at from any angle. This beauty does not come easy as the Petal is the very devil to build demanding the highest levels of skill and attention to detail from our framemakers and upholsterers. The result is a sofa that is not only very comfortable to sit on but also very comfortable in its skin and able to carry off almost any fabric from the strictest of grey wools to the softest of pink velvets.
The Raffian sits magnificently in tangerine, looking anything but demure. The crossover sofa is always a difficult balance to achieve, it must not look like a strange collision of period but must appear an effortless alignment of classic signifier and modern form. The Raffian is a sofa that accomplishes this feat with considered aplomb. Neither fully of this time nor of the past it is significant for its delightful but definite ambiguity. From its set back swoop arms, timber underframe and slender tapered legs to its finely tailored body and slightly higher than usual buttoned back. This taut discipline works beautifully with restrained fabrics but also gives great opportunity for a contrast, a flamboyant velvet or linen perhaps. The Raffian is a gentleman with the heart of a lovable rogue.