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Basel, Switzerland
FF&E interior designer
at Oppenheim Architecture

Oppenheim Architecture is hiring an FF&E interior designer to join its team in Basel, Switzerland.

Join the Oppenoffice team

Oppenheim Architecture Basel office is looking for a FF&E interior designer with five or more years’ experience in international high-end residential and hospitality projects. We are actively engaged in projects in Switzerland, the Mediterranean and other sites across Europe. 

Oppenheim is located at Basel’s Creative Hub – the Dreispitzareal where you will join a unique team of around 45 people from over 23 nations and participate in fascinating projects around the globe. With our office in Miami and within our multicultural team, we exchange ideas in English. We offer a pleasant working atmosphere, a high degree of personal responsibility and the opportunity to develop and grow personally. 

Position overview 

We are seeking a talented and experienced FF&E interior designer with a strong background in international hospitality and high-end residential design to join our team. This role offers  the opportunity to work on prestigious projects, collaborate with top-tier clients and contribute to the creation of extraordinary interior environments. As an FF&E interior  designer, you will play a crucial role in our design process, ensuring that all materials and  furnishings meet the highest standards of quality and aesthetics. 

Key responsibilities:  

  • selection of materials and FF&E: curate and select a wide range of materials, furnishings, fixtures and equipment to align with design concepts and project requirements 
  • selections of sanitary and ironmongeries: choose appropriate sanitary fixtures and ironmongeries that complement the overall design and functionality
  • preparing material boards and samples: develop and present material boards and samples to convey design ideas effectively
  • preparing specifications: create detailed specifications for all selected materials and furnishings
  • preparing quotes and purchase orders: generate and manage quotes and purchase orders for all materials and furnishings
  • supplier relationships and library maintenance: build and maintain strong  relationships with suppliers, ensuring an up-to-date library of materials and samples
  • tracking purchases and quotes: keep meticulous records of all purchasing activities, quotes and supplier communications
  • lead time and delivery schedule: maintain and manage a detailed schedule for lead times and deliveries to ensure timely project completion

Requirements:

  • bachelor’s or master’s degree in interior design 
  • proven experience as an FF&E designer or in a similar role within the interior design industry
  • ability to take over and help on purchasing and styling scopes
  • strong creative vision and design sensibility, with a passion for creating exceptional  interior spaces
  • very good knowledge of ArchiCAD and basic knowledge of Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Keynote and MS Office
  • strong knowledge of materials, furnishings, sanitary fixtures and ironmongeries
  • excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects  simultaneously
  • strong communication and presentation skills
  • attention to detail and a keen eye for design aesthetics
  • ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • EU/EFTA passport/Swiss work permit 

Join our team

If you are a seasoned FF&E interior design professional with a passion for excellence and a desire to lead transformative design projects, we invite you to apply for this position at Oppenheim Architecture Basel office.  

Join us in shaping inspiring environments that enrich lives and elevate experiences. 

How to apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio showcasing a diverse  range of interior design projects and design process expertise to Deborah via the apply for job button below. In your cover letter, tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this  role and share examples of your most impactful design projects. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Oppenheim Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

And by the way, we like to kicking off weekends on Friday noon.

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Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the European Union