Berners Street

The Bridgewater by Howard and Son is probably the most imitated sofa in England becoming in the process a timeless classic. The Berners Street is Rume’s doffed cap to this deceptively simple sofa. 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 sofa. 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. A version with a four sided taper front leg is also available. The Berners Street is hand pleated and slip stitched and there is no piping or over padding, in fact 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 sofas 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 sofas 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 sofas and unable to visit our lovely Hove showroom then why not drop us a line via the CONTACT US button above and we can advise and provide you with a provisional quotation. Based on your preferences we can 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.
Cushions: Tee front duck feather/reflex seats. Duck feather/fibre backs.
Legs: Hand turned ash, oak or walnut, natural or stained, low sheen, nickel castor.
Fabric: Your choice of fabric or leather selected through correspondence.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.


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