FF&E Designer

Overall Responsibilities
Working as part of a collaborative design team, you will support the Senior FF&E designer and collaborate with the Design team in creating concepts, putting together sample boards and presentations for clients.  As part of the FF&E team, you will have the responsibility of sourcing suitable materials and fabrics for interior finishes, artwork, furniture and lighting.

Key Areas of Responsibility
•    Support in preparing schedule and to select FF&E and Artwork items for the project working with the Senior FF&E designer and Senior Designers through every stage of the design process.
•    Working closely with the Senior FF&E designer, develop and prepare material finishes, ironmongery and sanitary ware specifications.
•    To coordinate with the design team in developing furniture layout, perspectives and 2D/3D renderings.
•    Support in preparing and coordinating all FF&E documentation required for Tender & construction drawings.
•    Review samples, strike-offs, shop drawings and materials etc for compliance with specifications and design intent.
•    Support in managing the materials library and keeping it up to date
•    Participate in project meetings, client work-sessions and design reviews as required.
•    Together with the senior design team, lead and direct the creative and conceptual stages of the project.
•    Strong knowledge of both Interior Architecture and FF&E, with the technical understanding to support working across both sides of the business.
•    Ability to push the team, inspire new ideas, helping to source new furniture, antiques and art and bring original and fresh thoughts to LTW studio.
•    Design and develop beautiful bespoke furniture including case pieces, upholstery, lighting and joinery.
•    Ability to deliver a strong pitch or presentation with confidence in public speaking.
•    Confidence and experience in skilled space planning.
•    Experience and ability to design loose and fixed furniture including soft furnishings by hand-sketching and/or using software to communicate with others for client approval, clarification, Design Documentation, pricing and fabrication.
•    Able to respond effectively to complex questions whilst working and switching between various projects.
•    Able to develop detailed specifications.
•    Manage and check information produced by sub-contractors.
•    Closing projects- supporting designers on rectifying snags and getting this wrapped us as quickly as possible.
•    Ability to set and uphold programmes, stick to deadlines, oversee excellent project management at all times.
•    Providing designers with help and guidance on any design-based queries.
•    Excellent artistic and technical skills to prepare and create seductive rendered client board and digital presentations at all major design stages of both loose décor and fixed décor schemes.
•    Propose, document and tag all loose decor items including all materials and finishes to both loose décor and fixed decor schemes for Design Concept, Design Development and Design Documentation phases.
•    To review and redline loose furniture design documentation packages including shop drawings from fabricators and provide further clarifications or improvements as necessary.
•    Document the review and propose any improvements of FF&A prototypes and/or items under fabrication.
•    Understanding of project programs and ensuring that project assignments are completed within the given deadline.
•    Broad knowledge of materiality.
•    An exceptional eye for detail, colour and knowledge of FF&E suppliers.
•    Able to interpret specifications and layouts.
•    Passionate and aware of global design trends and FF&E supplies.
•    Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned
•    Assume an assistant role in design presentation in communicating with clients and ensure that format is compatible with LTW and client standards/requirements
•    Experience in managing large and complex FF&E budgets, procurement and installations.
•    Establishing detailed project timelines with internal milestones and leading kick-off meetings at each design phase/wrap-up meeting on handover.
•    Firefighting- troubleshooting on any design or management hiccups along the way.

Consults with
•    Design Director, Project Lead, Senior FF&E Designer, Senior Designer, Others FF&E Designer, Resource Team and Support staff

Qualifications (necessary skills and experience required)
•    At minimum an Associate’s Degree in a related field of Design (Interior design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Fashion design, etc)
•    3 - 5 years of luxury hospitality project experience (urban and resort hotels)
•    Creative with a strong design flair and excellent presentation skills.
•    Relevant knowledge of product qualifications, sourcing, global vendor and supplier contacts.
•    Experience working on all aspects of FF&E projects from concept to completion.
•    Experienced in handling projects in all design phases. Knowledge of site work and progress will be an advantage.
•    Good understanding of design (composition, planning, materials, details, furniture and fixtures).
•    Strong in design detailing and freehand sketching would be an advantage.
•    Must be meticulous, a good team player and able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and perform in a fast-paced environment.
•    Responsible and able to work independently with minimum supervision.
•    Excellent problem-solving skills.
•    In addition to good sketching ability, proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, In Design, Acrobat / Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, 3D Max and /or familiarity with specification documentation.

How to apply
Email your application with attached CV and portfolio to [email protected]
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.