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


Membership is open to all across the furniture sector, giving companies access to unrivalled knowledge covering all facets affecting the furniture industry, from standards to research, from regulation updates to the latest financial performance of the furniture sector.

Members also benefit from 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?

CE Marking Toolkit

Helping you navigate the sometimes complex ‘technical file’ aspect of the Directive

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

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Become a Member

Find out more about the benefits of membership and how to join

The 'knowledge hub'

The gateway to all our knowledge - find guides, research, publications and more

Product testing videos

See how different types of furniture are tested