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London, UK
Mid-weight interior designer
at Pineapple Interiors

Pineapple Interiors is looking for a mid-weight interior designer to join its team in London.

About us

Pineapple Interiors is a boutique interior design studio based in Pimlico founded in 2015. We have a passion for creating ‘laid back luxury’ schemes and take pride in avoiding a one size fits all approach to design. Our studio draws upon a myriad of interior styles, from timeless traditional elegance to contemporary design.

What we’re looking for:

  • somebody with a true passion and a great eye for interior design and architecture
  • somebody who can take responsibility, working independently or as part of a team
  • a highly organised individual with impeccable attention to detail
  • a confident and dynamic person who can present and clearly articulate design schemes to our clients as well as liaising with contractors, the wider design team and fabricators/suppliers

The ideal candidate must have:

  • a degree or equivalent in interior design/interior architecture
  • at least five years post-graduate experience with a minimum of three years in the luxury residential sector
  • full proficiency using AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Suite
  • a strong background in interior design/architecture with a high standard of technical ability and broad knowledge of materiality
  • a passion for FF&E with vast knowledge of suppliers, product and specialist finishes
  • experience working on all aspects of projects, through all stages of work, from concept to completion
  • experience in procurement and managing project timelines is essential
  • financial understanding of project costs and budget awareness
  • impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written; you must be fluent in spoken and written English

Role specifics:

  • demonstrate a flair for creative concept generation and an exceptional eye for scale, balance and colour
  • demonstrate an ability to push the wider design team, inspire new ideas, bring original concepts to the studio
  • develop and maintain an excellent working knowledge of suppliers, recent design trends and materials including fabric ranges, furniture, lighting ranges etc across leading suppliers demonstrating a passion and knowledge of art, antiques, furniture, lighting and textiles; you should actively seek out new suppliers and form new trade relationships with potential suppliers
  • prepare eye catching digital and physical mood boards for the developed design that incorporate targeted inspiration imagery, room visuals and all relevant finishing materials, furnishing options, specifications and samples
  • display excellent presenting skills when it comes to leading client meetings and explaining the specification/materiality
  • demonstrate impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • strong ability to produce detailed and accurate drawing packages, plans, sections, elevations and details including joinery packages for manufacturers and contractors mindful of manufacturing costs, appropriate materials and hardware selections
  • undertaking space planning and preparation of layout drawings in order to select appropriate furniture and materials
  • produce detailed materials lists to accurately record supplier information, quantities required, lead times, etc
  • demonstrate a financial understanding of project costs and budget awareness with an ability to value engineer schemes accordingly in line with the available client budget
  • effectively manage and communicate any changes to the client budget
  • produce detailed FF&E schedules to include fabric, lighting, ironmongery, decoration, accessories and artwork schedules
  • produce detailed kitchen and joinery plans; you should display a detailed working knowledge of necessary clearances, internal and general layout to ensure that the kitchen is not only well designed but is also practical for everyday life
  • produce detailed bathroom plans/elevations; in addition to the design, you should demonstrate excellent working knowledge of appropriate materials to use from a practical perspective
  • attend site visits meeting with clients, wider design team, suppliers and contractors
  • manage the project timeline and ensure information and materials are supplied to the main contractor in a timely manner to facilitate the smooth running of the project(s)
  • demonstrate an ability to work across several projects simultaneously whilst managing your workload and meeting deadlines

Key information:

  • annual leave: 33 days a year, including bank holidays
  • hours of work: 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with one working from home day per week
  • place of work: 30 Churton Street, London, SW1V 2LP

If interested, please submit your application via the apply for job button below.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom