The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry


Established in 1949, the Furniture Industry Research Association provides support to the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Membership is open to all within, or with an interest in the furniture market. Membership gives access to our unrivalled hub of knowledge covering all facets affecting the furniture industry.

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Access meeting reports giving you insights to standards under discussion - which could impact your business. Or search our comprehensive Standards Database to see the details of what you need to adhere to.


A wide range of essential resources to help you meet the requirements of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations.

Compliance Scheme

The Furniture Industry Research Association’s ‘Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture’ aims to offer reassurance that a manufacturer, retailer, upholsterer or supplier of upholstered furniture has suitable processes and procedures in place to demonstrate due diligence compliance with the UK's Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (FFFSR).