The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry

About Us

The Furniture Industry Research Association


Established in 1949, the Furniture Industry Research Association is the UK's largest furniture association and the only organisation that provides support to the whole furniture supply train, across all sectors.

The Association is a unique, not-for-profit membership-based organisation, run by the furniture industry for the furniture industry.

  Click here to find out more about membership.

FIRA International Ltd


FIRA International, part of the Element Group, specialises in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, certification, consultancy and inspection services to the furniture industry. We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products, systems and operations are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose.

FIRA International is the exclusive service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association.

Services Include:

Furniture Testing - our product testing service is a truly comprehensive service for the furniture industry.

FIRA International Service Technicians - independent furniture care and repair.

Technical Services and Research - expert help across the whole furniture supply-chain.

FIRA International Certification and Awards Scheme -  our certification schemes provide solid reassurance to your customers that your products have attained an excellence independently verified by FIRA International.

FIRA Training and Events -  a wide range of industry-specific conferences and training courses.

How to find us -  FIRA International, Maxwell Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2EW.