Sr Design Director
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The storied house of Scalamandré is searching for an experienced Sr Design Director to create the interior fabrics and wallcovering collections for the Scalamandré brand. This dynamic person must have 10+ years with previous experience in collection creation, a high taste level, trend awareness, and be highly creative and passionate about decorative products. This person must have a strong appreciation of historical fabrics with the foresight to modernize these ideas and make them relevant for our times. The position requires the person to be well organized, detail oriented, a true team player who will collaborate with a large staff.
o Responsible for the design creation and color direction of two annual collections, encompassing wovens, prints, sheers, trims and wallcoverings for the Scalamandre brand collection. Timely follow through, from design inception to seasonal launch.
o Have a strong technical knowledge of weaving and printing in all mediums.
o Have a broad sourcing knowledge of the global manufacturing mills. Have a good working relationship with these mills to negotiate prices, minimums, exclusivity and on time deliveries.
o Able to meet budgets and timelines.
o Excellent communicative skills in both writing and public speaking. Comfortable to personally present the collection to clients, the sales staff and the press.
o Work with the Marketing Director to develop a marketing plan per introduction that includes lifestyle/installation photoshoots, sales material/print collateral and web presence.
o Available to travel.
o Digital efficiency (Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite).
o Copywriting ability a plus but not a requirement
As a legendary American luxury brand, Scalamandré’s mission is to inspire interior designers with beautiful decorative textiles, wallcoverings, trimmings and furniture of the highest quality. Scalamandré’s commitment to the art and craftsmanship of its products has been the company’s hallmark, and its clear sense of integrity has produced a rich heritage of uncompromising quality and excellence.
Scalamandré recently merged with industry leader STARK to expand it's distribution and leverage the industry and operational expertise of the trade industry's most successful carpet and rug brand. By taking on brands like Old World Weavers, Grey Watkins, Lelievre, Missoni Home and others, Scalamandre now distributes the most diverse offering of luxury soft goods in the trade industry. Louis Renzo (CEO) and Chad Stark (President) now direct the company's strategy and operations, and have led the company to phenomenal successful it in their first year as business partners.