FF&E Designer

Conran and Partners is looking for a talented and enthusiastic FF&E Designer to join our London studio in the heart of Clerkenwell.

OVERVIEW

  • Strong creative contribution
  • Confident delivery of drawings
  • Invaluable team player
  • Strong creative eye for design, materiality, styling, and furniture and lighting
  • Understanding of Conran and Partners’ target market
  • Experience in Furniture or FF&E design roles

DETAIL / CORE TASKS

  • Understand the brief and creative vision
  • Confidently work in 2D and 3D and delivers drawings
  • Experience in prototyping products and pieces
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in material applications
  • With guidance from the senior team, prepare analysis/planning, briefing and stimulus material
  • Strong contribution and initiative in creative critiques and presenting coherent creative ideas to deliver against design/brand strategy
  • Depending on experience, may run a smaller project reporting to the project director or associate
  • Under the direction of the senior team, take responsibility for preparing creative presentations internally and externally
  • Where appropriate, attend client and consultant meetings
  • With support from the senior team, liaise with other consultants and suppliers
  • Where appropriate, contribute to client communications
  • Work within the bounds of what is expected in a RIBA chartered practice
  • Be an ambassador for good design and challenging ideas
  • Ability to present and defend Conran and Partners’ work and challenge conventional thinking

TEAM

  • Well-regarded and invaluable team player, willing to learn and contribute
  • Guide more junior team members

OPERATIONAL

  • Work to set deadlines on projects
  • Gain an awareness and understanding of project budgets
  • Accurately complete timesheet daily
  • Willingness to learn new technique and develop existing skills at all times.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • With the direction of the senior team, contribute to the creative element of a presentation/proposal
  • Represent Conran and Partners/Directors by attending relevant industry events and exhibitions

FF&E FOCUS

  • Experience in preparing schedules and specifications
  • Good understanding of suppliers and manufacturers suitable to Conran & Partners
  • Build and develop relationships with existing suppliers and manufacturers
  • Experience in procurement of bespoke samples
  • Understanding of budgets and price point comparisons
  • Research new suppliers to add to the C&P database, understanding their sustainable credentials
  • Assist in on-site coordination with procurement agents and installation teams
  • Ensure that FF&E / Sample area is managed and maintained in conjunction with the Librarian
  • Bespoke furniture and Lighting experience
  • Understand materials that are fit for purpose, inclusive of Fire Ratings and Commercial Standards, alongside the suitable application to bespoke pieces.
  • Experience in styling and curated accessories, final details

FOCUS

  • Creativity
  • Technical ability
  • Good Presentation and Communication skills
  • Peer relations/collaboration
  • Listening skills
  • Priority setting
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-motivated / initiative
  • Organised
  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Due Diligent
  • Dedicated
  • Passionate
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant software; AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Word/Excel. Revit would be a welcome addition.

EXPERIENCE

Designers at this level would be expected to have a minimum of 4years experience in FF&E, Furniture, or Interior Design.  With a  good understanding of current trends, suppliers, and having worked in at least two key interior sectors (residential, hospitality, lifestyle).
A degree in Interior Design, Furniture, Product Design, Industrial Design, or Textiles.

Closing date for applications is January 31st 2023.

Conran and Partners is an equal opportunities employer and offers the opportunity for growth. We recognise the lack of diversity in our industry, and encourage applicants from under-represented backgrounds to apply. Other benefits include flexible working.

How to apply
Please apply in writing including a CV, portfolio and accompanying letter stating both current and expected salaries to: recruitment@conran.com and clearly mark the subject heading ‘FF&E, London’.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.
No agencies, please.

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