The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association


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Supporting the entire furniture supply chain


The Furniture Industry Research Association supports the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Hundreds of members already benefit from access to unrivalled knowledge, helping to keep them informed and providing guidance on compliance.

Membership is open to all, with different types of membership for retailers, manufacturers and international organisations. By joining you will be supporting research and highlighting your company's commitment to raising standards across the furniture industry.

Further benefits include preferential rates on solutions offered by our service provider, FIRA International.

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Recorded training on key topics

To help members navigate regulations, directives and standards

Perceived comfort project

Can pressure mapping be used as a tool to assess comfort?

Home working guides

As more people are working from home on a regular or permanent basis, setting up an ergonomic workspace in the home is more important than ever

Product testing videos

See how FIRA International test different types of furniture

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