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Published on 27th March, 2019
by Furniture Industry Research Association

Kitchen Layout Design Guide

At a glance:

This 56 page guide is aimed at designers and manufacturers across the kitchen sector and has been authored by the ergonomics experts at FIRA International.

According to the latest statistics digest released in January by the Furniture Industry Research Association, the UK kitchen market was worth £2.6 billion in 2016 (up from £2.2 billion in 2015). This turnover is generated from 1,324 enterprises; so plenty of choice for consumers. Layout design is one aspect that can help set these organisations apart.


  • Ergonomics
  • Accessibility
  • Storage
  • Functionality
  • Hygiene
  • Designing for Recycling and Food Waste
  • Designing for Elderley and Disabled Users
  • Tools for Kitchen Designers

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