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

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This furniture company with its own dedicated workshop works with the luxury end of the residential marketplace are looking to move to newer, larger premises nearby. Wanting to concentrate more on both their individual designs and their furniture ranges they seek a Senior Furniture Designer who is looking for the next step in their career. Here you can join 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 develop within the company, and who understands the marketplace, furniture design 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.

Junior Furniture Designer - East Sussex - up to £24,000 (V03810)

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We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic technically minded junior furniture designer to join a design-led manufacturer of vanity units, wardrobes and dressing rooms designed for housebuilders, main contractors and developers.

With the mark of the FSD, all their wood based products are from sustainable sources. They have invested heavily in a state of the art biomass plant which recycles all their wood waste and uses it to heat the factory. This means minimal landfill and reduced fossil fuel usage.

Responsibilities for the Junior Furniture Designer will include:

  • Designing products on the CAD system from client specifications
  • Modelling components on AutoCAD
  • Producing drawings from models
  • Producing costings from models
  • Producing manufacturing data from CAD
  • Thoroughly checking all work at every stage
  • Liaising with clients to co-ordinate design / installation including other trades

Full training on Imos CAD system, AlphaCAM CAD system and AutoCAD can be given where required.

Requirements for the Junior Furniture Designer:

  • Degree in Furniture Design or related subject
  • A good understanding of furniture construction, ideally fitted
  • Fluent in AutoCAD
  • Able to produce accurate technical drawings with good hand sketching skills an advantage
  • Keen and enthusiastic team player

If this sounds of interest then please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will be looked at by a consultant and will receive a reply.

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Location:
East Sussex
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£18,000 - £24,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, 22 days holidays, xmas + summer parties
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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.

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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.

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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 - 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.

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.

Furniture Technician - Hertfordshire - up to £25,000 (V03763)

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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 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.

You 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.

Person / Experience Required:

  • A sound knowledge of the furniture and joinery manufacturing industry and post studies experience
  • 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 of interest please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £25,000 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 Design Technician - Norfolk - up to £34,000 (V03757)

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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 are open to considering applications from Furniture Technicians to join this growing design and technical team.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To take a brief and/or sketched concept and work into production drawings and 3D CAD renders using SolidWorks
  • You will need some past experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making to make improvements or modifications to designs
  • Liaise with other departments using your good communication skills
  • To work as part of a team to create effective working relationships
  • Appreciating their end of the marketplace with attention to detail and careful considerations of materials and techniques

If this sounds of interest then please call Pippa Baker on 01920486125 to discuss or send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £34,000 per annum
Benefits:
profit share, 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.
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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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