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Romulus Ex-Display

My father once designed a lovely Deco style chaise that I always admired for its perfect proportion. It was a bit too fancy/fussy for my taste but there was no denying its extravagant beauty. When I was called upon to design a pair of complementary but contrasting chaises I thought at once of how well balanced the Deco chaise was and how it always looked so at ease and inviting. So, being shameless and never above nicking a good idea, I carefully measured it and drew it up removing all evidence of flourish, straightening curves, opening scrolls and flattening turnings. This became the basis for the Romulus and Remus a pair of exacting, elegant chaises that work as well alone as they do together. The Romulus is the curvier of the two with a seamed and rolled seat, a five button back, gentle humped armrest and long shapely legs.

Romulus Daybed: W 170cm. D 72cm. H 78cm.
Ex-display. Sold as seen. In good condition.
Was £2580.00. Now £1290.00

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

Size: W 170cm. D 723cm. H 78cm.
Frame: Kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Hand sprung seat and back. Various density foam. Felt. Dacron.
Legs: Walnut, low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Gabriel Europost. 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

Size: W 170cm. D 723cm. H 78cm.
Frame: Kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Hand sprung seat and back. Various density foam. Felt. Dacron.
Legs: Walnut, low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Gabriel Europost. 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.