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Interior Designer Jobs in India: Top 5 Companies Hiring

The popularity of interior design in India is such that it’s no longer a choice of luxury but has evolved to become a necessary amenity. Increased standard of living and a growing concern for shrinking living spaces have made interior design more significant than ever. Correspondingly, the number of students who are considering interior design as their future career option is also very high today. If you are one of them, here’s a list of the top interior design companies in India who are on the lookout for fresh and creative interior designers.

But before we begin to list the top 5 companies where you could pursue your interior design career, here are a few facts about interior design to blow your mind!

  • High Demand: Currently India needs more than 100000 interior designers to work in various architectural and real estate firms, event management companies, healthcare and retail industry, hospitality, furniture companies and more.
  • Less Designers: However, this enormous demand for interior designers is heavily undersupplied as there are very few students who are taking up interior design as a career and very few interior designers who are capable of meeting the industry standards and satisfying all their clients, each with a different mindset and taste.
  • Tremendous Growth: The interior design industry which once was considered as a sub domain of architecture has evolved to become a fully-fledged, established profession today. Along with the existing high demand, the industry also has a tremendous growth rate of 20%, which is expected to continue until 2018.
  • Lucrative Pay: An entry level interior designer in India starts with a median salary of 4 lakh per annum and a senior interior designer makes up to 30 lakh per annum! You could be hired by interior design and architectural firms, by construction companies as an in-house interior designer, by furniture manufacturers or event managers.

With growing experience and demand, you could have your own interior design firm, be a consultant to high-end projects and also freelance in the sideline to supplement your finances. Now that you know why interior design is one of the best career choices in India, here’s the list of the top 5 interior design/furniture companies who want to hire people like you!

1. Homelane
Homelane is a budding startup based in Bangalore that provides technology led interior design solutions which are clean, quick and customizable; also specializing in modular and fixed furniture. Homelane drew a lot attention in a short span of 8 months since its inception to include big names like Sequoia Capital, Aarin Capital and the Ganeshes as its investors. Homelane is looking for more than 10,000 interior designers from around the country to match its growth rate, which is over 100%!

2. Urban Ladder
Urban Ladder is another home setup startup that hails from Bangalore, specializing in online sales of furniture and other home-décor services. Citing the importance of e-commerce in the future and Urban Ladder’s vision and growth in the e-tailer industry, many venture capital firms have invested in Urban Ladder, including Ratan Tata who made a personal investment in the company. Urban Ladder has many interior designer careers open under its wing.

3. Bonito Designs
Again from Bangalore, Bonito Designs is a well-established interior design company started and managed by a bunch of people who are probably in their 20s! Bonito Designs offers many interior design services including planning & design, visualization and consultancy. The company is also featured on the popular interior design website Houzz.com and is looking for interior designers who can learn quickly and tell stories through their designs.

4. Livspace
Livspace is located in Bangalore and is one of India’s leading shopping destination for home décor and design. Livspace offers interior design and home décor solutions to customers through their award winning designers or allows customers to customize the design by themselves through their interactive website. Operating with a browse and shop approach, Livspace is looking for many interior designers and furniture designers.

5. Inch
Based in Bangalore, Inch delivers world class wardrobe, bedroom and kitchen interiors. Inch specializes in modern and contemporary sofas, storage furniture, room designs, beds and more. Affiliated with Launchpad Academy, Inch is looking for promising interior designers and furniture designers. Those students who successfully complete our ‘Interior Design Course’ will be offered internships and job opportunities in Inch.

 

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8 Things to Know About Becoming an Interior Designer

 

 

Interior Design (ID) is undoubtedly one of the most sought after professions in India today. With city dwellers increasing day by day and available living spaces shrinking correspondingly, efficient use of the available space has become a grave necessity. And owing to the increased standard of living in India and the new mindset of the younger generation, interior design has become an independent field of its own, coming out of the shadows of architecture and civil engineering.

Currently there is a need for 100000 interior designers in India alone, combining freelance projects as well as the jobs available in architectural and construction firms, and furniture companies. If you are one of those design aspirants who want to take up interior design as a career, here’s a list of things you must and should know about this popular design domain.

1. Interior Decoration Is Not Interior Design
You might be good with colors, textures, selection and placement of home décor objects, and might have received a lot of appreciation on your interior decoration skills; but those decoration skills just aren’t sufficient to become an interior designer. Interior decoration is a subdomain under interior design and only executes the process of design.

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interior decoration

2. Interior Design Is Not Entirely About Design
Unlike other design domains interior design is not entirely about design concepts. Along with ID skills like technical drawing, space design, material knowledge, furniture design, and familiarization with interior design tools, you must also have great interpersonal and communication skills, maintain a good network of clients, contractors and suppliers, and of course have the brains to market your interior design services and update them regularly.

3. High Demand for Interior Designers in India
Rather than saying that there is a great scope for interior designers in India, we could rephrase that to ‘there is a grave scarcity of interior designers in India’. As mentioned before, currently there is a need for 100000 interior designers in India alone. The industry is growing at a rate of 20% and is expected to do so until 2018. So if you are planning to take up interior design as a career now, I would say you are in the right time to shine!

4. It Is A Very Rewarding Job!
Though it won’t be easy to climb up the ladder of success and though you might have to work for lesser pay/free in your early days, tables will definitely turn within a short period of time. The average pay for an entry level interior designer could be around 4 lakh per annum and a senior interior designer could earn up to a whopping 30 lakh per annum! Yes, interior design is one of the most lucrative jobs in India!

5. Interior Design Specializations
Interior Design necessarily doesn’t mean designing and planning residence interiors and other living spaces. Commercial and office spaces, industries like healthcare and retail, whole of the hospitality industry which includes hotels, cafes and resorts, public exhibits and art galleries, furniture manufacturers… everybody needs interior designers. All of the above mentioned are in fact treated as specializations in interior design.

6. Formal Education Is Not Compulsory
Though a few employers look for academic excellence, a lot of them eye on your professional background, portfolio, and more than anything, your creativity and people skills. However, a formal degree in interior design could come to your benefit and increase your value as a designer. Many popular design schools in India including NID offer graduate and postgraduate interior design courses. If ID is entirely new to you and if you don’t have your own interior design portfolio yet, Launchpad’s ‘Interior Design Course’ is a great place to begin your interior design journey.

7. It Won’t Be a Boring Office Job
Interior designers have to move around, a little more than other professionals! Meetings with clients, contractors, architects and suppliers, on-site work, review of the completed work, design plan revival, update to the existing design… you have a long list of reasons to get out of your office. So if you are a person who dislikes boring office jobs and like creative jobs where your ideas and spirit is appreciated, interior design is your thing!

8. It Won’t Be Easy
To have your own interior design firm and have your office table flooded with multiple projects from high-end clientele, you must be a well-known figure in the interior design industry. You need to have an amazing interior design portfolio to showcase your works to potential clients and naturally have years of experience. Years of hard work, a well-built network of contacts and a never ending supply of creativity is your key to have that level of fame and experience. And once you have that level of fame and experience, there’s of course no turning back!

 

Love decorating houses?
Want to be a professional Interior Designer?
If yes, then we might have the course tailor-made for you! Join our ‘Diploma in Interior Design‘ online course today!