The crossover sofa is always a difficult balance to achieve, it must not look like a strange collision of period but must appear an effortless alignment of classic signifier and modern form. The Raffian is a sofa that accomplishes this feat with considered aplomb. Neither fully of this time nor of the past it is significant for its delightful but definite ambiguity. From its set back swoop arms, timber underframe and slender tapered legs to its finely tailored body and slightly higher than usual buttoned back. This taut discipline works beautifully with restrained fabrics but also gives great opportunity for a contrast, a flamboyant velvet or linen perhaps. The Raffian is a gentleman with the heart of a lovable rogue.

Raffian ottoman                  W: 60cm   D: 45cm H: 45cm           Fabric required: 3 mtrs             Leather required: 4 sq. mtrs              
Raffian 1.0 arm chair          W: 90cm   D: 97cm H: 84cm           Fabric required: 7 mtrs             Leather required: 10 sq. mtrs            
Raffian 1.5 seat sofa           W: 130cm D: 97cm H: 84cm           Fabric required: 9 mtrs             Leather required: 13 sq. mtrs            
Raffian 2.0 seat sofa           W: 160cm D: 97cm H: 84cm           Fabric required: 11 mtrs           Leather required: 16 sq. mtrs            
Raffian 2.5 seat sofa           W: 190cm D: 97cm H: 84cm           Fabric required: 13 mtrs           Leather required: 19 sq. mtrs            
Raffian 3.0 seat sofa           W: 220cm D: 97cm H: 84cm           Fabric required: 15 mtrs           Leather required: 22 sq. mtrs            
Raffian 3.5 seat sofa           W: 250cm D: 97cm 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: Piped seams, button back. Optional bolsters.
Cushions: Duck feather/reflex seats. Duck feather/fibre backs.
Underframe: Solid ash, oak or walnut, natural or stained, low sheen.
Fabric: Your choice of fabric or leather selected through 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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