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Senior FF&E Designer

Permanent - Design - London, United Kingdom

About Us

Angel O’Donnell numbers among Andrew Martin’s Top 100 Designers 2023. On top of their critical success – which includes the coveted Overall Winner trophy at the Society of British and International Interior Design – they’ve earned a reputation for thoughtful discretion, friendly collaboration and pin-sharp detailing, qualities their clients prize dearly.

It’s how Angel O’Donnell has become a highly sought-after design studio, with clients from around the world – notably New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai and even Hamilton in Bermuda – seeking out their services in London.

From heritage properties to contemporary new builds, recent projects include three sub-penthouses in Triptych Bankside, a penthouse and sub-penthouse in One St. John’s Wood, a Georgian townhouse, an Edwardian family home, four apartments in Park Hyatt Residences, and three apartments in The OWO Residences by Raffles.

This work is underpinned by the studio’s co-founders, Richard Angel and Ed O’Donnell, who believe in approaching every brief with fresh eyes, unhampered by a signature look. This frees them to put each client at the heart of what they do. No one-size-fits-all process. No cookie-cutter style. Just beautiful, bespoke designs impeccably delivered.

Job Description

Do you creatively thrive under pressure?

We’re looking for a Senior FF&E Designer – a team player who can handle all aspects of a job from conception to completion.

While you’ll always have the support of your Creative Director and wider team, we’d expect you to feel comfortable working independently, developing ideas, liaising with clients and suppliers, mentoring more junior members, and generally getting stuck in.

This is a challenging, highly creative, hugely satisfying, hands-on role. If that appeals to you, we’d love to find out more.

Your role in more detail

• Creating thoughtful, beautiful and highly personalised interiors for UHNW private clients and residential developments

• Working closely with the Creative Director to inspire, build on ideas and execute presentation documents

• Providing assistance and mentorship to other designers

• Developing client briefs and conceptual presentations

• Producing space plans, elevations and bespoke joinery drawings

• Sourcing and designing FF&E

• Creating projects on EstiMac to pass on to our Senior Procurement & Project Manager

• Liaising with contractors, architects, suppliers and other professionals

• Assisting installations onsite and working with all relevant parties to ensure the smooth delivery of each client project

• Building strong relationships with talented artists and suppliers

What we’re looking for

• 6 years+ experience leading multiple high-profile projects on time and on budget

• Proven track record for producing different interior styles for a broad range of clients

• Wealth of experience working onsite and liaising with contractors to ensure our designs are executed to the highest standards

• Someone who can hold their own with clients, put them at ease and make them feel happy and reassured throughout each stage of the design process

• Willingness to help your team mates as well as ask questions, embrace direction and take on new ideas

• Strong and varied product and supplier knowledge

• Fresh thinking that can challenge briefs and push them in exciting new directions

• Someone who doesn’t let a budget become a barrier to great design

• Great eye for colour, texture and pattern

• Expertise in pulling together a showstopping mood board

• Strong CAD skills to fully realise furniture layouts and intricate design details through sketches, elevations and technical drawings

• Strong Photoshop and InDesign skills

• Strong knowledge of EstiMac is critical

• Cracking humour (silly, witty or bark-out-loud funny, we don’t care so long as you’re having fun)

What we’re offering

• £47,000 – £50,000 a year

• Pension

• 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and 3 days shutdown over Christmas

• Discretionay annual bonus

• Bupa Company Health Insurance

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• MYNDUP mental health support

• Flexible working between your home and our London-based Soho Works offices

• Access to workplace wellness facilities, including yoga and Pilates classes

• A talented team with the energy of a start-up and the confidence of a big business

• A career with exciting growth prospects


London, United Kingdom



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Full time

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Contact number:

020 3488 3797