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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‘Electrically powered office furniture - a guide to the UK Regulations’

The new guidance is particularly clear in identifying the relationship with powered office furniture products such as sit / stand desking and other electrically powered office furniture falling within the scope of the Directive.


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

Reassurance that a manufacturer, retailer, upholsterer or supplier of upholstered furniture has suitable due diligence processes and procedures.