FF&E is an extensive subject. Making the initial selections is just the tip of the iceberg. Selecting FF&E also involves a lot of technical and legal issues, such as flammability and code requirements.
Furniture, Finishes, Equipment and Lighting
Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment–aka FF&E, is a big part of the designer’s responsibility.
FF&E doesn’t just deal with the aesthetics of design selections. Product and material coordination involve many technical specifications and life safety requirements.
California transformed its fire safety standards by dropping the 1975 law that required foam used in furniture cushions to withstand a 12-second exposure to small, open flame.
There is so much more to your job than making a space pretty!
The NCIDQ Exam is heavily weighted on the “paperwork” or non-design responsibilities of an interior designer. Learn the keys to success.