idolum Design Resource
idolum is a completely unique one-stop resource facility for freelance designers, architects, developers and other professionals working in the field of interior design.
For the freelance interior designer working from home, idolum provides a business framework in which to operate – all the support of a larger organisation but with no strings attached. We hold trade accounts with the majority of fabric and wallpaper suppliers and our extensive design library is available for use 5 days a week. You can borrow our books for client presentations and we offer a full sampling service too. Once registered with us you can phone or fax your orders through, so even if you live many miles away we can still help.
Architects and other small design practices can offer their clients a full interior design service without the hassle and expenditure of setting-up their own trade accounts. Let your designers use our facilities – we can work directly from written design briefs and are familiar with scale-drawings and building plans.
Upholsterers can take advantage of our product purchasing service by ordering a wide range of upholstery and contract fabrics. Once registered, your orders can be emailed, faxed or posted to us – your fabric can then be sent direct to you from the supplier.
Developers with their own in-house design teams are welcome to make use of our design and workroom facilities. Alternatively, let us recommend an interior designer to you. We can put you in touch with a number of designers who specialise in the show-house market and can advise you on interior schemes to maximise your sales.
In additional to the product purchasing and workroom services, idolum offers many other benefits including the ability to work in a social and professional community without the internal politics inherent in so many larger companies. You will always be welcomed and actively catered for – you will never be “in the way” and you don’t have to worry that you are competing with in-house designers, or sharing your workspace with the general public. We offer complete confidentiality. If you prefer not to disclose the name of a particular client simply provide us with a job reference of your choice.
You no longer have to tramp the pavements in order to design for your clients. Having so much product choice under one roof will reduce both the time to design and the cost of designing. You will be able to spend more time prospecting clients and doing what you actually enjoy – designing, rather than having to spend time on finding the right product, at the right price. We also take care of the administration. All we ask is that your design specifications and orders are placed in writing, and we will take care of the rest. No supplier invoices to manage, no filing, no hassle.
Bigger discounts on a wider range of products enable you to be more competitive both in the cost and originality of your design work. idolum also gives you the backing of a larger company and you can be secure in the knowledge that you are dealing with a quality organisation that provides a reliable and professional service.