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My clients, an exceptionally high end and bespoke residential interior design company in central London are looking for a Senior FF&E Designer urgently. They produce very grand projects using customised textiles and joinery. Their projects are the crème-de-la crème of luxury residential design. Projects included private homes, listed buildings, palaces etc.
Key responsibilities include:
Creating design spread sheets: This is a key aspect to the role, and would require knowledge of Excel spread sheets. Working closely with the Design Director, the ideal candidate would be able to input data relating to all FF&E elements of the project, and have a keen eye for detail to notice any gaps in the specification. You will be required to break down the costing for each room and every feature, speak to manufacturers and log into spread sheets.
Sourcing: Researching items online, at Chelsea Harbour, and other decorating outlets.
Fabric and sample boards: Creating mood boards and schemes for client presentations.
Coordination with the site team: Resolving any queries as they arise from site, and filing information as it is received/submitted. Some experience of managing team will be useful.
Drawings: Ability to read AutoCAD drawings and check dimensions on plan and elevation for selected items of furniture, lighting, etc.
Office resourcing, timetabling of projects, and deadline management.
Library filing: Both digital and hard filing.
Basic design drawing skills: ie. Detailing trimmings on furniture and curtains, etc.