The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry



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

Membership is open to all within, or with an interest in the furniture market, and by joining you will be supporting the Association in furthering research and knowledge to the wider benefit of the industry.

Membership brings a wide variety of benefits, including access to industry knowledge, research and standards information.

Further benefits include discounts on training and for full members, ‘voucher credits’, which can be redeemed against FIRA International services including testing, consultancy and training.

Click here to learn more about how to become a member, or alternatively contact us on or call +44 (0)1438 777 700.


We’re at the centre of technical knowledge for the furniture industry.

Updates from standards committee meetings are shared to enable members to follow key decisions and objections related to their business interests.

Latest regulation changes and news on compliance affecting everything from timber to chemicals, from flammability to safety is also made available to members.

Our Standards Database contains a wealth of knowledge including a description of each standard, status, year, standard type and much more. All of this is exclusive to members.


From our annual Statistics Digest to Quarterly Standards Updates, to research on the hot topics which affect the industry, we fund and undertake key research to help members understand trends, market conditions and regulations.


The members-only section of hosts all our knowledge and research. As part of membership, an organisation's employees receive a login so they can search and access what they need, when they need it.


We work with the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) to ensure the industry’s views are taken into account within government. Members can feedback through consultations to share their views with government, standards committees and other bodies which affect the industry.