• Furniture Flammability Training from FIRA

    Published on : Monday, June 15, 2015

    Fira organized summer dates this year to start a training programme for the manufacturers, importers, retailers. The training is valuable because it will help to know the flammability legislation of furniture for both domestic and contract environments such as office, …

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  • Workplace Design Competition Winners Announced – FIRA

    Published on : Friday, June 5, 2015

    The judges of the Student Design Competition, which challenged undergraduates to share their ideas for a workspace of the future, are pleased to announce their winners.   The winner of the first prize and the public vote is Familiar Systems, …

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  • Test in FIRA and gets its logo on products

    Published on : Monday, May 11, 2015

    To instill confidence among the customers FIRA asked companies to conduct  a taste in their laboratory to certify furniture is safe, legal and fit for purpose in accordance with the very latest standards and regulations by testing with recognised experts …

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  • FIRA Welcomes David Phillips Furniture Limited as a Full Member

    Published on : Friday, October 31, 2014

    FIRA  has recently welcomed David Phillips Furniture Limited, a provider of specialist design, furnishing and installation services to property professionals and investors, as a new full member.   Established in 1998, the David Phillips Group is one of the UK’s …

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  • FIRA and BCFA to host Office Furniture Technical Forum

    Published on : Friday, October 24, 2014

    A technical forum for manufacturers of office furniture, jointly hosted by the Furniture Industry Research Association and the British Contract Furniture Association (BCFA), is set to be held on Wednesday 12th November 2014 at FIRA’s headquarters in Stevenage.   A …

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  • FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award Presented at Westminster

    Published on : Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Four companies with products which stand out as truly ergonomic were presented with a much-coveted industry award at an event held by FIRA, the UK’s leading furniture technology centre, at the House of Lords last Friday (12th September).   The …

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  • Westminster event Held by FIRA Ends On Successful Note

    Published on : Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    An event held by FIRA International Ltd, the UK’s leading furniture technology centre, at the House of Lords last Friday (September 12) was a great success. 250 guests attended the prestigious annual event hosted by Lord Hoyle of Warrington which …

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  • FIRA Opens a Day For Furniture Industry

    Published on : Saturday, August 30, 2014

    The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) Is Opening The Doors Of Its Headquarters In October To Give Guests An Insight Into Its Work In The Furniture Industry.   The Event At Its HQ In Hertfordshire Will Update Visitors On Proposed …

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  • FIRA Launches Product Guide for the Furniture Supply Chain

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Whether you are a designer, manufacturer, buyer, importer or retailers, a new guide to the responsible way to design, make and sell furniture, written by an expert in furniture retail and manufacturing, aims to help avoid disaster.   The ‘Best …

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  • Airsprung Group PLC Partners with Furniture Industry Research Association

    Published on : Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Airsprung Group PLC has joined the furniture industry’s leading research body. The Furniture Industry Research Association has unparalleled industry knowledge and is the only organisation that provides support for all market sectors and for the entire furniture supply chain. It …

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  • FIRA Sets a New Standard for Contract Bed

    Published on : Thursday, June 26, 2014

    FIRA International’s testing laboratory has made a new FIRA Standard, FS059:2014 (Non-domestic or contract furniture – Beds and divans – Safety requirement and test methods) soon after identifying the gap existing in non-domestic/contract beds and also receiving requests from manufacturers. …

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  • FIRA Service Technician On the Wheels

    Published on : Saturday, June 14, 2014

    FIRA’s Service Technicians department has just completed the latest phase of a recruitment programme, designed to bolster its presence when visiting consumers’ homes. FIRA’s expert technicians are used by many UK retailers and manufacturers to carry out an impartial fault …

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  • FIRA Welcomes 18 New Members

    Published on : Thursday, May 29, 2014

    Since January, the Furniture Industry Research Association has welcomed fourteen full members as well as three international and one associate member. New members include mattress retailer, Dormeo UK, office fit-out organisation, Hog Furnishing Ltd, and Hille Educational Products Limited, which …

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  • FIRA Conducts a Flammability Seminar

    Published on : Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    On June 16, 2014, two furniture associations will be jointly hosting an industry seminar looking at flammability matters. The Technical Flammability Seminar, run by the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) and the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA), is aimed at manufacturers …

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  • Second BFM / FIRA Workshop on upholstered furniture flammability

    Published on : Saturday, May 17, 2014

    This workshop follows on from the one held in April this year (at which 50 delegates were in attendance) and is part of the BFM partnership with FIRA.  FIRA will presents the results of tests it has recently undertaken using …

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  • Miami Chair by Morgan on Display at FIRA HQ

    Published on : Friday, May 2, 2014

    Winner of the Furniture Makers’ Design Guild Mark, the Miami Chair by Morgan is one of four products currently on display at the Furniture Industry Research Association.   A variety of representatives from across the furniture industry supply chain visit …

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  • FIRA supports Britain to keep standing

    Published on : Friday, April 18, 2014

    Recently, FIRA has come up with ‘Get Britain Standing’ Campaign which looks at the medical research into sitting down for long periods. The campaign is highlighting a variety of international research and studies in the last 10 years that provide compelling …

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  • ‘Breakout’ furniture to be Showcased by Triumph

    Published on : Friday, April 4, 2014

    A furniture manufacturer that believes breakout furniture encourages greater productivity through the creation of a better working environment is showcasing part of its new range at a world-leading furniture technology centre. Designed and manufactured by Triumph, the Oasis chair, is …

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  • FIRA and BFM To Co-Host Flammability Event

    Published on : Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    FIRA and BFM, the two furniture associations will be jointly hosting an industry event focusing on the UK’s flammability regulations following a BBC investigation earlier this year into non-compliant products. The Technical Flammability Seminar, run by the British Furniture Manufacturers …

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  • British furniture industry Meet European Commission Together to Discuss Their Concerns

    Published on : Saturday, March 29, 2014

    On March 25, 2014 a series of meetings were held by the representatives of the British furniture industry with European Commission officials to discuss UK furniture manufacturing issues across a range of topics.   The delegation from the British Furniture …

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