Cristiano Grandi

Furniture Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Window Dressing and Styling
  • Set Designer

Work history

Currently

Furniture Designer & Manager

Chelsea Textiles Ltd

Apr 2006
  • • Responsible for the design, production and samplings of three distinctive furniture collections. • Daily contact with interior designers and contractors to discuss, approve and follow up interior projects (hotels, residential & properties) • Planning, supervising and organizing sets for photo shoots, events and exhibitions in UK, Europe and USA. • Producing monthly reports to UK and US management teams and European representatives highlighting trends and analysis of overall performance and activity. • Furniture sales under my management doubled in the last three years and a furniture department has been created with three distinctive collections.

2009

Head of Visual Merchandising

National Geogrphic Retail Stores

Dec 2008 - Jun 2009
  • • Managing creative and development briefs through external agencies, suppliers and events activities for the company Flagship Store, other stores worldwide and follow-up. • Managing the VM Team to ensure that new displays and layouts are successfully integrated into store space on schedule. • Producing and delivering weekly VM reports to Head Office, Senior Directors and management teams, highlighting product displays and overall performances compared to Sales Reports. • Creating exceptional Windows and displays whenever required. • Winner of “The Best Retail Destination of the Year 2009” award at the Retail Interiors Awards 2009

2006

Showroom Manager & Merchandising Planner

Warna

Jan 2002 - Mar 2006
  • • Managed the showroom and the design team, set objectives/ targets and reviewed performance monthly. • Planned and implemented showroom layout; exhibitions and fashion events planning. • Dealing with contractors and suppliers on a daily basis.

Education

2008

Set Design for Television and Film

Central Saint Martins College of Art Design

Jan 2008 - Nov 2008
  • Set Design for Television and Film

1996

Set Design Costume Design

Teatro Della Tosse Art School

Mar 1994 - May 1996
  • Set Design & Costume Design

Awards

2009

The Best Retail Destination of the Year 2009

  • Winner at the Retail Interiors Awards 2009