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Thunderbird

When designing a new sofa it is always tempting just to go with the unsullied idea. To come up with something so compelling that it will prove irresistible. The only problem is that a sofa has to serve a very basic function one that often demands way too much of a pure design. Someone has to sit on it. This may sound obvious but it is often overlooked. The Thunderbird is a case in point and has gone through many iterations, making it as comfortable as it was beautiful proved a real challenge. A sofa that started out as an easy sketch soon become a near impossible puzzle, sure it looks simple, the best things often do, but it was determined not to be sat on. We persevered of course and now, courtesy of many coil springs, three different densities of shaped foam and some brilliant upholstery the Thunderbird has finally realised its potential.

Thunderbird three seat sofa: W 220cm D 99cm H 85cm.
Price as shown: £3400.00 not including fabric.
Designed and manufactured in England.
Please contact us for a quotation.

Size: Six standard sizes or to client specification.
Frame: Kiln dried beech, plywood, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Coil springs. Various density foam. Felt. Dacron.
Seat: Various density shaped foam over steel coil springs.
Back: Reflex foam and felt over steel serpentine springs.
Legs: Solid Ash, Oak or Walnut, natural or stained, oil or low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Your choice of fabric or leather selected via correspondence or COM.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.
NB: Rume furniture is not available to purchase online, please contact us for a quotation.

Thunderbird plus ottoman: W n/a. D n/a. H n/a. Fabric required 7m. Leather required 10sqm. Price ex fabric £2700.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird ottoman only: W 35cm. D 70cm. H 30cm. Fabric required 1m. Leather required 2sqm. Price ex fabric £700.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird armchair only: W 86cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 6m. Leather required 8sqm. Price ex fabric £2100.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 1.5 seat sofa: W 130cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 9m. Leather required 11sqm. Price ex fabric £2500.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 2 seat sofa: W 160cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 11m. Leather required 14sqm. Price ex fabric £2800.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 2.5 seat sofa: W 190cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 13m. Leather required 16sqm. Price ex fabric £3100.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 3 seat sofa: W 220cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 15m. Leather required 19sqm. Price ex fabric £3400.00 inc vat.
NB: Rume furniture is not available to purchase online, please contact us for a quotation.

Rume sofas are not held in stock but made from scratch to the highest possible standard, to the individual specification of our clients, in our Sussex workshops. Our sofas are an exceptional blend of tradition and innovation with frames from sustainable kiln dried beech with glued, screwed and dowelled joints, legs in a timber and finish of your choice and with upholstery employing the finest of modern materials and techniques. Rume design and make beautiful timeless furniture that is built to last and as such represents good value for money and respect for the environment. If you are interested in our sofas and unable to visit our lovely Hove showroom then why not contact us and we can advise, send you fabric samples based on your preferences and give you a quotation. Our lead times are approximately ten weeks and we can deliver anywhere within the United Kingdom and international transport can be arranged on a case by case basis.

Due to a physical limitation that prevents him from blowing his own trumpet Richard Baker is quite possibly the best furniture designer you’ve never heard of. Born in 1961, the year of the E-Type Jaguar and the son of a renowned English furniture maker, it was obvious from an early age that Richard had a burning desire not to do what his father did. However, after gaining a bunch of 5's in his CSE's, failing to finish box construction at technical college and getting fired from a men’s clothing emporium for wearing the wrong trousers his father decided he needed a course correction and put him to work in his factory sanding an infinite number of chair legs. So enamoured was Richard of his dusty new vocation that he ran away to Australia and thrived as a low achiever, he didn't look back, until he did. Having learnt the wisdom of actors, Richard returned to England and accepted his father's invisible cloak of credibility and so attired wrestled some cash from a hapless bank and with his wife Libby opened Rume, a furniture store with Richard as the creative director, which is a made up title that people without any qualifications use. Coming to terms with his imposter syndrome but not overcoming it Richard was surprised to discover that other people thought he was actually rather good at designing furniture, so he kept doing it and still does.

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Rume
54 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex
Bn3 1JD

Phone: 01273777810
Email: info@rume.co.uk

To contact us click here.

Rume delivers its furniture throughout the United Kingdom.
International transport can also be arranged on a case by case basis.
For further delivery information please contact us or refer to Delivery and Returns.

Description

Size: Six standard sizes or to client specification.
Frame: Kiln dried beech, plywood, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Coil springs. Various density foam. Felt. Dacron.
Seat: Various density shaped foam over steel coil springs.
Back: Reflex foam and felt over steel serpentine springs.
Legs: Solid Ash, Oak or Walnut, natural or stained, oil or low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Your choice of fabric or leather selected via correspondence or COM.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.
NB: Rume furniture is not available to purchase online, please contact us for a quotation.

Sizes & Prices

Thunderbird plus ottoman: W n/a. D n/a. H n/a. Fabric required 7m. Leather required 10sqm. Price ex fabric £2700.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird ottoman only: W 35cm. D 70cm. H 30cm. Fabric required 1m. Leather required 2sqm. Price ex fabric £700.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird armchair only: W 86cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 6m. Leather required 8sqm. Price ex fabric £2100.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 1.5 seat sofa: W 130cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 9m. Leather required 11sqm. Price ex fabric £2500.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 2 seat sofa: W 160cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 11m. Leather required 14sqm. Price ex fabric £2800.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 2.5 seat sofa: W 190cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 13m. Leather required 16sqm. Price ex fabric £3100.00 inc vat.
Thunderbird 3 seat sofa: W 220cm. D 99cm. H 85cm. Fabric required 15m. Leather required 19sqm. Price ex fabric £3400.00 inc vat.
NB: Rume furniture is not available to purchase online, please contact us for a quotation.

Quotation

Rume sofas are not held in stock but made from scratch to the highest possible standard, to the individual specification of our clients, in our Sussex workshops. Our sofas are an exceptional blend of tradition and innovation with frames from sustainable kiln dried beech with glued, screwed and dowelled joints, legs in a timber and finish of your choice and with upholstery employing the finest of modern materials and techniques. Rume design and make beautiful timeless furniture that is built to last and as such represents good value for money and respect for the environment. If you are interested in our sofas and unable to visit our lovely Hove showroom then why not contact us and we can advise, send you fabric samples based on your preferences and give you a quotation. Our lead times are approximately ten weeks and we can deliver anywhere within the United Kingdom and international transport can be arranged on a case by case basis.

Designer

Due to a physical limitation that prevents him from blowing his own trumpet Richard Baker is quite possibly the best furniture designer you’ve never heard of. Born in 1961, the year of the E-Type Jaguar and the son of a renowned English furniture maker, it was obvious from an early age that Richard had a burning desire not to do what his father did. However, after gaining a bunch of 5's in his CSE's, failing to finish box construction at technical college and getting fired from a men’s clothing emporium for wearing the wrong trousers his father decided he needed a course correction and put him to work in his factory sanding an infinite number of chair legs. So enamoured was Richard of his dusty new vocation that he ran away to Australia and thrived as a low achiever, he didn't look back, until he did. Having learnt the wisdom of actors, Richard returned to England and accepted his father's invisible cloak of credibility and so attired wrestled some cash from a hapless bank and with his wife Libby opened Rume, a furniture store with Richard as the creative director, which is a made up title that people without any qualifications use. Coming to terms with his imposter syndrome but not overcoming it Richard was surprised to discover that other people thought he was actually rather good at designing furniture, so he kept doing it and still does.

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Rume
54 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex
Bn3 1JD

Phone: 01273777810
Email: info@rume.co.uk

To contact us click here.

Shipping

Rume delivers its furniture throughout the United Kingdom.
International transport can also be arranged on a case by case basis.
For further delivery information please contact us or refer to Delivery and Returns.