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Furniture Designer (Client Advert) - Hampshire - negotiable (V03789)

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Morgan Furniture is a wholly British design orientated business making seating and tables for the contract market from its dedicated factory in Hampshire.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a candidate to join our design-led manufacturing business and contribute to the design and development of new collections for the Hospitality, Cruise and Workplace markets.

Having studied either furniture design or product design you will be working alongside the product designers, prototyping and production team to develop new products from concept to production.

Experience and skills required for the Furniture Designer:

  • Experience from the furniture industry essential
  • Creative and innovative, adding value to the design process
  • CAD proficient, good knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Ability to produce clear, accurate manufacturing drawings
  • Ability to work within a team with good communication skills
  • Good practical skills and an understanding of technical detailing of products
  • Project managing and controlling progress according to set launch dates

Please apply with your CV and portfolio (quoting ref V03789) to Erin Johnson at ejohnson@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:
£ negotiable plus pension
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Furniture Designer - Cornwall - up to £36,000 (V03788)

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This luxury kitchen and furniture company offer their clients a comprehensive bespoke concept-to-completion service. They are a family-run business going through a period of exciting development which includes the launch of a new website.

To help them fulfil these plans they are looking for a Furniture Designer with plenty of energy and ideas who can bring their own contemporary flair to the designs they offer their clients. The role will involve liaising with clients and skilled craftsman to coordinate the full design, manufacture and installation of projects.

They are open to both candidates with the potential to grow into this role or someone experienced wanting to take on a more senior role with the real opportunity to be part of a thriving business.

Skills and Experience for the Furniture Designer:

  • Creative design flair
  • Experience in generating detailed and accurate presentation and production drawings
  • Experience of designing kitchens
  • CAD literate and with knowledge of Adobe packages
  • A good understanding of furniture production methods and materials
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills

Maybe you are looking for a better work life balance in sunny Cornwall or you enjoy surfing and want to move nearer the waves. Perhaps you are already in the South West and this sounds like the perfect job for you. Whatever the reason we would love to hear from you so just send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or give us a call on 01920486125.

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Location:
Cornwall
Design Field:
Design and Creative
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 - Hertfordshire - up to £30,000 (V03782)

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This professional and versatile fit out and bespoke furniture company is based near London on the Hertfordshire and Essex borders and serves the commercial and residential sectors producing kitchens, wardrobes, vanity units, cabinets, TV units, beds, desks and doors.

The Role of Furniture Designer:

  • Plan and design fitted furniture that fits to a client’s spec and the company's range of products
  • Visit sites to measure and evaluate the customers’ needs prior to creating detailed drawings which are ready for manufacture
  • Correctly process site surveys, designs, samples, delivery dates and stock requirements
  • Communicate with clients and the team throughout the design phases and manufacturing processes

Requirements and skills for the Furniture Designer:

  • At least 4 years' experience of using AutoCAD
  • Experience in designing kitchens, wardrobes, vanity units, cabinets, desks and other furniture items
  • Experience working on contract kitchens would be an advantage
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the workplace and with clients
  • Strong creativity skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Driving licence

Summary for the Furniture Designer:

They are looking for a Designer with the ability and experience to carry out site surveys on construction sites and create designs and working drawings for their client’s furniture in AutoCAD.

In return they are offering a salary of between £25k and £30k, plus contribution to pension scheme, 24 days holiday, rising to 26 days after five years and team incentives and outings.

To apply and find out more please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Residential Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, team incentives & outings
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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.

Concept Furniture Designer - Somerset - up to £45,000 (V03778)

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This company has an unrivalled reputation and knowledge of interior architecture for historical and period properties. They work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.

They currently have an opening for an individual who has both a creative and organised mind and who understands high-end and bespoke furniture and joinery.

The role of the Concept Designer will include:

  • Initial furniture concept designs
  • Putting together a Concept Package which comprises of floor plans and layouts which are then colour washed to give depth and visual impact, material palette and mood board, furniture drawings, equipment lists
  • Working with the team to provide costings and a budget
  • Taking part in client meetings and making modifications to the concepts
  • Liaising with the production team and project designers

Key Requirements:

  • Furniture, Interiors or Arts degree
  • A minimum of 7 years' design experience with bespoke furniture and/or joinery
  • Knowledge of different materials
  • A creative, enquiring mind and an interest in historical research of architecture and period properties
  • Strong hand drawing and illustrative skills
  • Able to use AutoCAD and ideally SketchUp or other graphical packages
  • Commercially minded and numerate

A very generous (negotiable) salary, well above the average for the area, is on offer for the right person. To apply or find out more please send your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Somerset
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
salary negotiable
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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 Project Coordinator - London - up to £25,000 (V03777)

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This company manufacture and supply high quality contract furniture for hotels, private rented sector apartments, serviced apartments and student accommodation.

They work with major brands in both the UK and Dubai markets and seek a Project Co-ordinator to work on a variety of projects coordinating and managing the production of furniture for various contract projects as part of a team. The role will be fairly admin based and all relevant training will be provided as part of the role.

They are offering a one year contract with the possibility for extension based on performance.

The role of the Project Co-ordinator will include:

  • Putting together quotations, managing procurement, FF&E specification, planning, product drawings and presentation boards
  • Coordinating and managing the project through to installation and after-sales

Key Requirements:

  • A degree in a design related subject and experience in a similar role
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Knowledge and the ability to draw up floorplans using AutoCAD
  • Great initiative and resourcefulness
  • Good PC skills and working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to conduct oneself professionally with clients and in project team meetings

In return a salary of c£25k is on offer along with training, pension and perkbox which offers lots of incentives, discounts and exciting offers. The hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and they are located near a tube station.

If this sounds of interest then please apply by sending us your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Design and Creative
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + perkbox
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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.

Marketing Assistant (Client Advert) - Hampshire - negotiable (V03775)

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Morgan Furniture is a wholly British design orientated business making seating and tables for the contract market from its dedicated factory in Hampshire.

At Morgan we believe the design and manufacture of truly original, high-quality furniture is the result of passion, care, design integrity, experience, craftsmanship and an unfaltering dedication to quality. This commitment could not be realised without fully integrating the design and manufacturing processes. At our factory and studio in Hampshire we start the process with trees and finish with beautifully crafted chairs.

Marketing Assistant role:

  • Maintain and improve Social Media activity: update Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn with new imagery. Help to schedule interesting and unique content for Twitter and Instagram.
  • Create Blogs and Newsletters: suggest topic ideas, stories, case study features and create using Mailchimp.
  • Source Morgan case study photography and photograph factory processes.
  • Research and create mood boards with current trends, products and projects for the design and sales departments.
  • Maintain the London showroom and factory showroom to a high standard and keep internal communications and display up-to-date and visually on brand.
  • Create sales presentation documents - update regularly with new product and case study images.
  • Communicate with PR agent, research advertising opportunities and keep the press cuttings book updated.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a design graduate with a passion for design and marketing. They will be based at the Morgan headquarters in Southbourne, near Chichester. They will have good organisational skills, ability to work to deadlines and understand the requirements and importance of promoting a brand and following brand guidelines. Photoshop and Illustrator skills are required.

Please apply with your CV and portfolio (quoting ref V03775) to Steph McMahon smcmahon@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:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Furniture Designer - London - up to £40,000 (V03767)

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Featured regularly in the press, this design studio counts many serious art collectors as their clients and their experience covers both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture, lighting and pieces of artwork celebrating artisan crafts and the finest materials. 

They currently have a vacancy available for a Furniture Designer to take responsibility for both the design and manufacturing procedures of projects, researching materials and finishes, attending client meetings, liaising with workshops and seeing through to installation. 

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least 2 year's experience with bespoke furniture
  • Able to read layout drawings, floor finish plans, ceiling plans and elevations
  • Fluency in Rhino (or similar), InDesign, SketchUp and Excel
  • Good hand-sketching skills
  • Understanding of upholstery would be beneficial
  • Technical minded with knowledge of design and manufacturing processes

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

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 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.

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:
Permanent
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.

Project Manager and Workshop Coordinator roles - Hertfordshire - up to £30,000 (V03764)

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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 seeking:

1. A Project Manager who will be overseeing projects through the detailing stages and on to production and installation of the final product.
Other responsibilities will be:

  • Organising the detailed schedule of works
  • Ensuring all design drawings can be used as accurate shop rods for the workshop through detailed site surveys and sound methods of construction
  • Procurement of materials
  • Health and Safety - Preparing Rams and O&Ms
  • Liaising with site-fitters and workshop staff throughout the manufacturing process
  • Managing installations on site
  • Delivering presentations to prospective clients to showcase the companys expertise

2. Workshop Coordinator who will be based mainly in the workshop coordinating with the team there and the drawing office, organising programmes and all relevant administration.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience from the furniture or joinery industry
  • IT literate and numerate
  • Able to read CAD drawings
  • Good project management and interpersonal skills

If either of these sounds of interest please send us your CV  to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 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.
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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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