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Self Ex-Display

The Wing Chair is a very familiar English form, one that has been around for over three hundred years. The wings were there originally to trap warmth from a nearby fire or to protect delicate ladies from perilous drafts. Later, in the club’s of gentlemen, the wings grew larger to give the occupier of the chair a little privacy but in recent years they have become more about design than function. The wings of the Self certainly serve little practical purpose, unless that purpose is to look utterly fantastic, they are designed mostly for drama and to lend the chair a compelling presence. With a beautiful sinuous outside back, five button detail and long slender legs the Self is magnificent to behold from all angles. It is also very comfortable with gentle lumbar support so if you should wish to sit near an open fire with a suitable preoccupation and make like it’s the 1600’s there’s nothing to stop you.

Self Wing Chair: W 82cm. D 88cm. H 112cm.
Ex-display. Sold as seen. In good condition.
Was £2635.00 Now £1844.50

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

Self Wing Chair: W 82cm. D 88cm. H 112cm.
Frame: Sustainable kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Hand sprung seat and back. Various density foam. Felt. Dacron.
Legs: Solid Oak natural low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Kvadrat Divina Melange, 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

Self Wing Chair: W 82cm. D 88cm. H 112cm.
Frame: Sustainable kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Hand sprung seat and back. Various density foam. Felt. Dacron.
Legs: Solid Oak natural low sheen lacquer.
Fabric: Kvadrat Divina Melange, 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.