What is FF&E? In addition to design development a key element of most interior design projects is FF&E. This acronym refers to the sourcing and supply of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment.
FF&E is a complex process that starts in the early phases of the design process. During the Schematic Design, our team creates a preliminary indicative specification to meet the client’s requirements and helps to estimate the project’s budget.
In the Design Development phase, designers confirm the costs of the project with the client and provide FF&E specifications, which should be in line with the approved budget.
A significant part of the project documentation includes final FF&E specifications. Typically, this includes:
Once all these products are approved, our design team pass the project to the FF&E Procurement managers, who are responsible for pricing, negotiating, purchasing and delivering all the products to site.
Our studio has its Procurement Department and professional managers who have significant expertise specialising in both consumer and commercial clients. In addition, the long-term relationship with trusted suppliers and manufacturers we collaborate with lets O&A guarantee the best terms, including best production lead time, delivery and discounts.
O&A London provides FF&E sourcing and supply as an Agent and as a Principal.
FF&E AS AN AGENT
When our design practice is acting as an Agent, we work on behalf of our client. However, the supply and delivery contract will be between the client and the FF&E supplier. That means that liabilities regarding the items rest with the supplier.
FF&E AS A PRINCIPAL
When O&A Studio orders and purchases FF&E directly from a supplier and then supplies clients, we act as a Principal. This model means that the design practice takes on all the legal responsibility.
Since 70% of the furniture in our projects are bespoke items developed by our design team, we focus on providing an FF&E service, acting as the Principal.
Full FF&E service includes:
This approach helps us to finish the projects on time, on budget and at a guaranteed quality.
FF&E service can be fully included in the main construction contract, or else as a separate agreement. In the latter case the main contract only includes procuring specific elements such as individual or large items.
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Our studio has won an award in the category of Interior Design Private Residence.
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