About us

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 chain, across all sectors.

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


FIRA International

FIRA International is the exclusive service provider to the Furniture Industry Research Association, offering FIRA members preferential rates on many of their services.

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