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Mid-weight/senior FF&E designer
at Pirajean Lees

Pirajean Lees is hiring a mid-weight or senior FF&E designer with hospitality and residential experience to join its team in London.

We are looking for a full-time creative, qualified and skilled FF&E designer with previous strong experience in FF&E for interior design projects, within high-end UK practices.  A designer who shares our interest in materials and details, able to approach each project with a fresh perspective. You will join our creative team, to work primarily on high-end restaurants and bars internationally and secondly on private residential projects.

The responsibilities will include: 

  • create, develop and manage FF&E projects from conception to completion, collaborating with the project team, including the interior designers, architects and studio cofounders
  • strong knowledge of both Interior Architecture and FF&E, with the technical understanding to support working across both sides of the design process
  • generate ideas and concept development
  • ensure integration of FF&E within the interior design scheme through FF&E CAD layouts
  • research historical pieces, vintage items, found objects
  • source new items and vintage pieces
  • design, develop and draw bespoke pieces
  • coordinate with suppliers, manufacturers and purchasing agents
  • research and sourcing: references, materials, finishes, fabrics
  • research new suppliers and manufacturers
  • review budgets, quotes and orders and manage information produced by subcontractors
  • review shop drawings, samples and prototypes
  • prepare detailed specification sheets, schedules, costs
  • establishing detailed project timelines with internal milestones
  • prepare and attend client presentations
  • leading kick off meetings at each design phase
  • assist during delivery, installation and handover
  • opportunity to research and design for Pirajean Lees Editions

The candidates should have the following experience:

  • degree in interior design or product design (BA minimum)
  • six plus proven years’ experience in FF&E design, including three plus years in a similar position
  • previous employment at a high-end UK based practice, working on hospitality projects

Required skills: 

  • creative and practical knowledge
  • strong attention to detail and precision
  • strong knowledge of the design industry, suppliers, manufacturers, fairs, markets
  • knowledge of the UK regulations and UK project stages
  • able to manage relations with clients, suppliers and purchasing agents
  • efficient project, work and time management
  • professional, proactive and dedicated approach
  • excellent presentation and communication
  • able to work within a team and independently, to tight deadlines
  • experience in managing large and complex FF&E budgets, procurement and installations

Must be fluent in: 

  • Hand sketching
  • 2D: AutoCAD
  • 3D: SolidWorks or equivalent
  • Photoshop and InDesign
  • EstiMac
  • Word and Excel
  • Professional English, French-speaking is a bonus

Full-time position. Starting as soon as possible

Salary based on candidate experience

£30,000 - £39,999
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