Being a resolutely English company we are very well aware of our furniture heritage and on occasion have been known to name an antecedent. This is not to claim any kind of lineage but rather to acknowledge our debt to what has gone before. We would rather be on the shoulders of giants than under their feet. Chippendale was such a giant, a cabinet maker and furniture designer who is still remembered and revered 230 odd years after his death. Chippendale practically invented the sofa, at least in England, a seat wide enough to accommodate a hooped skirt or a single person and chaperone. The Phyfe is our tribute to his most persistent camel back design, a hybrid of faithful proportion, skilful manufacture and modern materials. It is beautiful to behold and comfortable to sit on. This is no reproduction or compromise, this is our loving paean to one of the greatest sofa designs ever.

Phyfe ottoman                  W: 60cm   D: 45cm H: 45cm           Fabric required: 3 mtrs             Leather required: 4 sq. mtrs              
Phyfe 1.0 arm chair          W: 90cm   D: 92cm H: 92cm           Fabric required: 7 mtrs             Leather required: 10 sq. mtrs            
Phyfe 1.5 seat sofa           W: 136cm D: 92cm H: 92cm           Fabric required: 9 mtrs             Leather required: 13 sq. mtrs           
Phyfe 2.0 seat sofa           W: 166cm D: 92cm H: 92cm           Fabric required: 11 mtrs           Leather required: 16 sq. mtrs            
Phyfe 2.5 seat sofa           W: 196cm D: 92cm H: 92cm           Fabric required: 13 mtrs           Leather required: 19 sq. mtrs            
Phyfe 3.0 seat sofa           W: 226cm D: 92cm H: 92cm           Fabric required: 15 mtrs           Leather required: 22 sq. mtrs            
Phyfe 3.5 seat sofa           W: 256cm D: 92cm H: 92cm           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: Blind seams. Fine pipe and bolsters optional.
Cushion: Duck feather/reflex. Back: Reflex over serpentine springs.
Legs & stretcher: Solid ash, oak or walnut natural or stained, low sheen.
Fabric: Your choice of fabric or leather selected by correspondence.
Origin: Designed and made in England by Richard Baker and Rume Associates.


Rume delivers its furniture
throughout the UK. International
transport can also be arranged
on a case by case basis.

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