The Furniture Industry Research Association

The centre of knowledge for the furniture industry


Let the FIESTA commence

Posted on 14th June, 2017

Trade associations from across the UK furniture and interiors industries have united under a single banner, the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA), to combat the threat of a widening skills gap.

​Latest Standards updates published

Posted on 14th June, 2017

The update includes details of a new standard; ‘BS EN 581. Part 1. 2017. Outdoor furniture. Seating and tables for camping, domestic and contract use. General safety requirements’ which was published in March 2017.

​‘FIRA Showcase’ availability

Posted on 6th June, 2017

FIRA’s Showcase in the reception area of the UKAS accredited site in Stevenage has some availability. FIRA members are invited to showcase products as part of the display. There is no cost to exhibit, you would just need to arrange to have your product delivered to our offices.