Senior Interior Designer

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An amazing opportunity to join the Award Winning Design Team has now opened at Firmdale Hotels. We are looking for an Interior Designer to work with Kit Kemp and her design team. Working closely with Head Office and hotel operational teams, the role is mainly focused on residential and hospitality projects, exhibitions and one off collaborations to create new stands and new products. You will be expected to undertake projects from concept through to completion. As a Senior Designer at Firmdale Hotels, please notice we want someone with technical knowledge and experience but an extraordinary interest for textiles, soft refurbishment and colour is key to succeed in the role.

We are looking for someone that fully understands the Kit Kemp design studio look.

Essential Key Skills

  • More than 5 years’ experience in residential and hospitality Luxury Interior Design.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the London design industry and knowledge of local suppliers and contractors
  • An passion and keen interest in soft refurbishments, patterns, textiles and colour
  • An exceptional eye for detail and high standards
  • Project management skills from initial concept through to installation and completion
  • A sense of style, quality, colour and proportion
  • Knowledge of suppliers, products, materials, furniture, fabrics, their costs and versatilities
  • Technical site experience working with contractors and co-ordinating installations
  • Proficiency working with AutoCAD and Photoshop essential, able to deliver CAD drawings
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A degree or equivalent in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
  • Experience in design of fabrics, chinaware or furniture is desirable
  • Experience in building excellent client relationships and internal company relationships

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To work alongside with Senior members of the team for the successful delivery of larger mainly residential projects and contribute to the design of the hotels.
  • Design and deliver large scale residential projects including setting and meeting deadlines.
  • To conduct presentations and client meetings.
  • Exceptional presentations skills. Develop on time client presentations including mood boards, rendered plans and elevations done in CAD and coloured in Photoshop, digital material palettes.
  • Produce floor plans, elevation and joinery drawings using AutoCAD
  • Manage all FF&E procurement for the projects including independent and pro-active sourcing of goods
  • Manage the budget, suppliers, orders and invoicing for the project
  • To take responsibility for project deadlines, ensuring they are met and projects are structured to achieve deadlines
  • Conduct detailed research into products, services and suppliers and produce recommendations for Kit Kemp, Director of Design

Firmdale Hotels is an international award winning group comprising of 10 high end luxury hotels and 8 bars and restaurants in London and New York, offering exclusive training programmes and incredible career development. This a managerial role which means that you will be expected to work the hours as required by the business.

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