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Senior Creative Furniture Designer - South West England - negotiable (V03823)

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This company has unique and unparalleled knowledge and expertise in the interior architecture of historical and period properties. They work directly with their clients who come to them for their beautiful and detailed pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.

Planning ahead they are looking for a Senior Creative Furniture Designer to take on a lead position, using their knowledge of architectural joinery and cabinetmaking for a client facing role.

Person / Experience Required:

  • The candidate will need good knowledge of historical furniture and architectural details as well as a flair for contemporary design
  • Experience within the interiors marketplace able to sketch out designs freehand and draw up space plans using AutoCAD
  • A basic knowledge of building structure would be an advantage
  • Excellent literacy and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You must be well-organised and committed, able to work to deadlines and manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Also a self-starter and able to work on their own or part of a team
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity would be an advantage

If this vacancy sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we will get back to you as soon as we are able to. This role will have a start date of later this year.

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Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£ generous salary package
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Norfolk - up to £36,000 (V03822)

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This British Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques.

They work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms, games rooms and yachts and have premises both in Norwich and nearer the coast. It is for the latter that they seek a Technical Furniture Designer for their growing design and technical team.

Objectives and requirements for the Furniture Designer:

  • To take a brief and/or sketched concept and work into production drawings and 3D CAD renders using SolidWorks
  • You will need at least 3 years' experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making
  • Liaising with other departments using your good communication skills
  • To work as part of a team to create effective working relationships
  • Appreciating the luxury end of the marketplace showing excellent attention to detail and careful considerations of materials and techniques

If this is of interest and you would like to find out more then please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£26,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer (Client Advert) - Hampshire - negotiable (V03819)

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We are looking for a furniture designer to join our studio team. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to join a design-led manufacturer and contribute to the design and development of new collections for the Hospitality, Cruise and Workplace markets.

The role would ideally suit a creative, passionate designer who wants to develop skills in design and production within an ambitious contract furniture business. The Design Studio team launch new collections, work with external designers and develop bespoke products throughout the year.

Person/experience required

  • Degree in Furniture design or Product design
  • Good technical understanding of furniture construction
  • Fluent in SolidWorks
  • Ability to produce CAD technical drawings for AlphaCAM system
  • Ability to issue specifications and costings for new/bespoke product
  • Keen and enthusiastic team player

The new designer will be reporting to the Design Project Manager and will be based at Morgan's factory and head office in Southbourne, near Chichester. All applicants should already be a resident of the UK.

Please apply with your CV and portfolio (quoting ref V03819) to kmcmahon@morganfurniture.co.uk. For further information on our company please visit our website www.morganfurniture.co.uk.

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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Contract Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Senior Furniture Designer - South West England - up to £36,000 (V03813)

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This furniture company has a showroom and workshop based in Cornwall and works with the luxury end of the residential marketplace. Planning ahead, they are seeking a Senior Furniture Designer who is looking for the next step in their career. With this role you will be joining a forward thinking company who can offer genuinely good long term career prospects.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is looking to help grow a business. You will be someone with a strong desire to succeed and who understands the residential and kitchen marketplace, furniture and cabinetry and the importance of strong communication with the workshop and its skilled craftspeople.

Requirements and skills for the Senior Furniture Designer:

  • A strong understanding of furniture design and production methods and materials
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • An ideas person with plenty of enthusiasm and energy
  • Commercially aware with both a practical and creative mind
  • Able to hold their own in meetings and explain their thinking

To find out more please call 01920486125 or send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications made via our website will receive a reply.

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Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Metalworker / Brazier / Coppersmith - London - up to £38,000 (V03803)

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This atelier design studio and workshop produces unique, custom-made sculptural design. Initially producing furniture and lighting they have expanded their work and today their pieces can be found in some of the most fascinating and beautiful properties in the world.

They are recruiting for an experienced and talented metalsmith craftsperson to join their creative and friendly production workshop team. This is a position which would suit a person who is time-served working in fine art bronze foundries or artist / design studios, involved in manufacturing high quality functional interior products or sculpture, in metals such as bronze, brass and steel.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Metalworker

  • Fabrication of brass lighting or furniture from raw materials
  • Fabrication of steel or iron lighting or furniture
  • Ability to train others in metalwork processes
  • Assembly of cast bronze components to create functional sculptural products
  • TIG Welding, Silver Soldering, Soft Soldering and Metal Chasing
  • Jig and pattern making
  • Fabrication of brass components
  • Lathe Work and polishing

Person and Experience Required for the Metalworker:

  • Typically 10 years' experience particularly in bronze and brass
  • Experience within the arts or interior product manufacturing is important
  • Proven experience in making high-end sculptural products
  • Knowledge of luxury furniture and lighting manufacturing
  • Demonstrable skills, taking a brief through to completion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamworking skills
  • Showing integrity, focus and professionalism
  • London based

If this sounds a good fit then please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will receive a reply.

Unfortunately they are not able to take anyone on board now until later in the year.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Products and Sculpture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£31,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Junior Furniture Designer - Devon - negotiable (V03802)

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A new and exciting opportunity has come up for a Junior Furniture Designer to join this well-established company of furniture designers and makers who manufacture custom made furniture for high-end residential projects in the UK and abroad.

Main areas of responsibility for the Junior Furniture Designer would include:

  • Client liaison
  • Design Development
  • Site surveys
  • Researching and integrating fittings
  • The production of presentation and working drawings to the highest standards
  • Briefing makers and regular visits to workshop to ensure work is being made as intended

Experience and Skills Required for the Junior Furniture Designer:

  • Qualification in Furniture Design / Manufacture to HND or Degree level or similar
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD or SolidWorks for producing working drawings
  • A basic understanding of furniture production methods and materials
  • Experience of making furniture would be advantageous

If the location and job are of interest then please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will receive a reply.

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Location:
Devon
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£neg plus pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Junior Furniture Designer - Hertfordshire - up to £26,000 (V03795)

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This company specialise in producing high-end bespoke furniture and joinery from concept through to design, manufacture and installation, covering a wide variety of projects both domestic and commercial as well as one-off commissions.

With a busy workload they are looking for a technically minded Junior Furniture Designer who can produce detailed working drawings based upon the concepts of architects and interior designers. In essence to make their clients' ideas a reality.

The Junior Furniture Designer will also be:

  • Issuing clear and concise technical drawings for their in-house manufacturing team.
  • Liaising with Project Managers and other members of the team to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Producing schedules and cutting lists.

Experience and Skills required for the Junior Furniture Designer:

  • A sound knowledge of the furniture and joinery manufacturing industry.
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • The ability to extract components from AutoCAD drawings for CNC machining would be a distinct advantage.
  • You should have a keen eye for detail, be self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills.

If this sounds like you please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

Unfortunately they are not able to take anyone on board now until later in the year.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £26,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, free parking
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Devon - negotiable (V03779)

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This innovative studio and workshop undertakes all aspects of cabinetry and carpentry relating to the development of both private homes and commercial properties. In addition, they are able to manage complete house projects, from initial design concepts to final installation, offering exceptional levels of creative design, project management and customer service / aftercare.

Based in Devon, they are currently looking to recruit a Furniture Designer / Draughtsperson to join their team where they combine fine craftsmanship with modern techniques to create furniture and architectural joinery of the highest quality.

Experience and skills required for the Furniture Designer

  • You will need experience from the furniture industry together with knowledge of material selection and manufacturing processes
  • Good communication skills, able to liaise with both the client and the workshop
  • Good project management skills
  • Able to work on your own initiative, as well as within a team
  • Fluent in SolidWorks
  • Attention to detail and a high level of concentration so as not to be distracted in a busy working environment is essential, as is working to deadlines
  • Ideally good sketching and presentation skills

In return they offer an excellent working environment in a state of the art design office and the Furniture Designer role will be working Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Salary is negotiable.

To apply or find out more please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Devon
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Technical Joinery Designer - Berkshire - up to £36,000 (V03765)

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This manufacturer creates joinery pieces for some of the finest and advanced commercial interiors being designed in the UK today. Operating nationwide from their factory and offices just outside London, they offer total management of joinery packages, from initial site survey through to installation.

They are currently seeking an experienced Technical Designer to work with their progressive team of designers and makers.

Objectives / Requirements:

  • Creating concept designs, rendering in KeyShot and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop
  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software (Fluency in SolidWorks will be considered)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy in take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings
  • Connecting with joiners to discuss and get feedback on the practicality of joinery items designed, so hands-on experience from the joinery sector is needed and hands-on knowledge of manufacturing and assembling would be desirable
  • A genuine interest in the marketplace and a willingness to take part in interdepartmental discussions

Competitive remuneration and paid over-time. 22 days holiday increasing by 1 day every 2 years to a maximum of 25 days. Lunch is provided by the company and there is parking space on the premises.

If this sounds of interest please send us your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£30,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
lunch provided, pension, bonus
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Junior Furniture Designer - Lancashire - up to £25,000 (V03721)

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This company specialise in creating beautiful bespoke furniture, designing and producing high end, innovative furniture from fitted studies and libraries, through to freestanding pieces and Superyacht furniture.

Currently seeking a Junior Designer, the remit will be to initially assist the Project Manager with the day-to-day running of the business, managing workshops and projects and liaising with both clients and suppliers. There will also be time set aside for the Junior Designer to work on renders and drawings which will be based on live projects they are currently working on or quoting for.

The Junior Designer will work alongside, report to, and be mentored by the Senior Designer.

Responsibilities include to assist in:

  • Sample preparation, tracking and production.
  • Liaising with Workshops to correct problems or discuss design ideas/issues.
  • Sourcing and costing of materials for live Projects or for quotations.
  • Delivering accurate drawings to meet the production schedule and exceed the expectations of clients.
  • Producing and developing their own design ideas, which if selected will be sent out as a monthly mail shot to all clients.

Skills and experience sought:

  • Bespoke furniture making knowledge and able to convert design concepts into technical furniture drawings for manufacture.
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
  • University Degree or similar in Furniture Design or a similar aspect of Design.
  • Confidence and good communication skills when speaking with Workshops, Suppliers and Customers.
  • Flexible working occasionally to accommodate deadlines and production timelines.

Working hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.
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As the UK’s foremost recruitment agency for the design sector, Careers in Design has details of vacancies for first-rate furniture design jobs across the country and overseas.

To successfully apply for a position as a furniture designer, you will be expected to demonstrate your creative skills, your technical ability, and your commercial awareness of this sector.

Most furniture designer posts require you to produce designs and manufacturing drawings for either fitted furniture and joinery or freestanding pieces of furniture.  It will be expected that you can work to a brief, whilst retaining your own creative mark. You should be able to sketch out ideas for initial brainstorming sessions, as well as produce more technical design work, often utilising CAD software.

While some firms will be looking for designs that have broad appeal for a mass market, others will be creating more bespoke or limited edition pieces to be produced in small batches. Whichever end of the scale your position falls, you must show that you understand the commercial aspects of your market.

Some positions require only your design skills, where others might involve your skills as a craftsperson, producing the items, as well as designing them.

You may be working solo, or you may be part of a team, either of other furniture designers, or designers in other disciplines such as interiors, kitchens or architecture. In these positions, you are expected to show flexibility and teamwork, as your design must become part of a cohesive range.

Register with Careers in Design today for a totally different approach to job searching. We will go through your CV by hand, helping to accentuate your strengths to give you the best chance of success. We will then scour our extensive list of furniture design job vacancies to find those most likely to suit you.

Our wide range of clients include retailers, consultancies, and manufacturers – large and small – all on the lookout for top furniture designers, like you. Use the menu filters at the top of this screen find your ideal furniture design job today.

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