Welcome to the Rume Press Office
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 email@example.com 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 sofa fits into a variety of interior schemes by changing it's mood depending on it's dress, from sophisticated in grey velvet to passionate in red. Here it is relaxed and ready for a modern bohemian style in a peapod green wool. Life doesn't get much sweeter than a Petal in peapod!
What colour is this anyway?
Bronze, Copper, Gold, Mustard, Marigold, Butterscotch, Ginger? Inspired by Dulux Colour of the Year 2019; Spiced Honey, Ruben is rocking the amber tones. Whatever the colour 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 Ruben 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. Its classic tight scroll arms have a slim pipe detail which is not repeated anywhere else and the front three-ball legs are perfectly complemented by a slender tapered rear leg. Its tightly tailored body contrasts with its looser reflex foam and duck feather seat cushions and the three slightly higher than usual blended duck feather and fibre backs. This combination of taut discipline and casual repose provides a wonderful contemporary twist and also ensures that the Ruben is always as comfortable as it is beautiful.