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Standards meeting report – domestic furniture

A meeting of CEN TC207 WG1, the European standards committee tasked with producing standards for domestic furniture, was recently held in Berlin.

 The subjects discussed included:

  • The position of CEN TC207 in relation to the Machinery Directive and electrical furniture;
  • An amendment to EN 14749 – domestic storage furniture – to look at the stability of TV units;
  • The revision of EN 1129 Parts 1 and 2 – Foldaway beds;
  • The revision of EN 1725 for domestic beds;
  • Clarification of the assembly and care instruction requirement contained within many European Standards;
  • An update on work within ISO CEN TC136 preparing international furniture standards.

Members of the Furniture Industry Research Association can read a full meeting report below.

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