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Thunderbird and Ottoman Ex-Display

When designing a new chair 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 chair has to serve a very basic function one that often demands way too much of a pure design. Someone has to sit in 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 chair 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 twelve coil springs, three different densities of shaped foam and some brilliant upholstery the Thunderbird has finally realised its potential.

Thunderbird Armchair: W 86cm. D 99cm. H 85cm.
Thunderbird Ottoman: W 35cm. D 70cm. H 30cm.
Ex-display. Sold as seen. In good condition.
Was £3231.00 Now £2262.00

Designed and manufactured in England.
Please contact us if you are interested.

Thunderbird Armchair: W 86cm. D 99cm. H 85cm.
Thunderbird Ottoman: W 35cm. D 70cm. H 30cm.
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 Oak natural low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Kvadrat Divina, 100% Wool.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.
Rume ex-display furniture is not available to purchase online, please contact us if you are interested.

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.

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

Thunderbird Armchair: W 86cm. D 99cm. H 85cm.
Thunderbird Ottoman: W 35cm. D 70cm. H 30cm.
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 Oak natural low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Kvadrat Divina, 100% Wool.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.
Rume ex-display furniture is not available to purchase online, please contact us if you are interested.

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.

Contact us

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.