The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

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Access to unrivaled knowledge to support your business in a competitive market

Membership is open to all within, or with an interest in the furniture market. Membership gives companies access to unrivaled knowledge covering all facets affecting the furniture industry, from standards to research, from regulation updates to the latest financial performance of the furniture sector.

Furthermore, by joining us you will also be furthering research and knowledge to the wider benefit of the industry.

Additional benefits of being a member include discounts on testing and training with FIRA International, the service provider to the Research Association. Full members also receive 'voucher credits' which can be redeemed against FIRA International services including testing, consultancy, training and furniture aftercare.

About Membership

Full membership

Full membership is open to UK companies at the core of the furniture industry, such as manufacturers, retailers and major suppliers.

Subscriptions for UK furniture manufacturers are based on turnover of furniture sales in the previous year. Furniture suppliers, traders and retailers pay a flat rate for subscriptions.


International membership

International membership is open to overseas manufacturers, distributors and suppliers with an annual subscription of £1,200.

Associate membership

Associate membership is only open to non-manufacturing organisations with an interest in the furniture industry, such as research institutes, universities and other trade associations. The annual subscription is £650+VAT.

How to join?

If you're ready to join simply complete and return a membership application form.

If you have any questions contact our team via or +44 (0)1438 777 700.