Berners Street Armchair

The Bridgewater by Howard and son is probably the most imitated armchair in England becoming in the process a timeless classic. The Berners Street is Rume’s doffed cap to this deceptively simple chair. Named after the street where the original Howard and son workshops were situated and based upon an original Bridgewater chair frame we have made what we believe is the quintessential tee front armchair. Very little has been changed from the original design, as perfection is difficult to improve upon but we have added modern cushion interiors, oiled oak legs and wide nickel plated castors. The chair is hand pleated and slip stitched and there is no piping or over padding, in fact, apart from an optional nail line above the front leg, there is no unnecessary detail at all. It is, from its hardwood frame to its unfussy upholstery a respectful yet thoroughly modern echo of Edwardian restraint.

Berners Street ottoman..............W: 60cm   D: 45cm   H: 45cm........Fabric required: 2 mtrs.........Leather required: 4 sq. mtrs
Berners Street 1.0 arm chair......W: 90cm   D: 103cm H: 84cm........Fabric required: 7 mtrs.........Leather required: 10 sq. mtrs
Berners Street 1.5 seat sofa.......W: 130cm D: 103cm H: 84cm........Fabric required: 9 mtrs.........Leather required: 13 sq. mtrs
Berners Street 2.0 seat sofa.......W: 160cm D: 103cm H: 84cm........Fabric required: 11 mtrs.......Leather required: 16 sq. mtrs
Berners Street 2.5 seat sofa.......W: 190cm D: 103cm H: 84cm........Fabric required: 13 mtrs.......Leather required: 19 sq. mtrs
Berners Street 3.0 seat sofa.......W: 220cm D: 103cm H: 84cm........Fabric required: 15 mtrs.......Leather required: 22 sq. mtrs
Berners Street 3.5 seat sofa.......W: 250cm D: 103cm H: 84cm........Fabric required: 17 mtrs.......Leather required: 25 sq. mtrs

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Rume armchairs are not available to purchase online for good reason. We build them one at a time from scratch to the highest possible standard, to the individual specification of our clients, in our Sussex workshops. Our chairs are an exceptional blend of tradition and innovation with frames from first grade kiln dried beech with glued, screwed and dowelled joints, legs in a timber and finish of your choice and with upholstery employing the finest modern materials and techniques. Rume design and make beautiful timeless furniture that is built to last and as such represents good value for money. If you are interested in our chairs and unable to visit our lovely Hove showroom then why not contact us and we can advise and quickly provide you with a provisional quotation. Based on your preferences we will then send you a range of fabric, leather or timber samples and guide you through the process of final selection by correspondence. 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.

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Frame: Kiln dried beech, glued, screwed and dowelled.
Upholstery: Coil spring platform. Single stitch blind seams, slipped seams.
Seat: Duck feather reflex wrap cushion.
Back: Duck feather fibre blend cushion.
Legs: Hand turned ash, oak or walnut, natural or stained, low sheen, nickel castor.
Fabric: Fabric or leather of your choice through correspondence.
NB: Rume chairs are made to order one at a time and cannot be purchased online.


Rume delivers its furniture
throughout the UK. International
transport can also be arranged
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