Furniture Industry Research Association

  • BFC publishes white paper analysis on Government Brexit

    Published on : Monday, August 20, 2018

    The Furniture Industry Research Association plays a key role in the British Furniture Confederation (BFC), the single voice of the UK furniture and bedding industry to government.   As the Brexit debate rages on in government and across the media, …

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  • FIRA meets companies across the furniture supply chain

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    On May 18, FIRA opened its doors to the furniture supply chain as part of its programme of 2017 Open Days, welcoming representatives from furniture manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to their UKAS-accredited facilities in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.   Delegates had a …

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  • Clerkenwell Design Week joins hands with FIRA

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) has once again been confirmed as a partner of Clerkenwell Design Week, which will take place from May 23 to 25, 2017. The festival is an annual focus for London’s leading design district, which …

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  • FIRA to help in regulation of illegal logging

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    FIRA International has released details on its 2017 EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) training programme, which aims to promote regulatory compliance. The EUTR entered into force in March 2013 and aims to reduce illegal logging worldwide. Essentially the Regulation makes it …

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  • FIRA presents three products with Ergonomics Excellence Award

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) is delighted to announce that the following products have been awarded with FIRA’s prestigious Ergonomics Excellence Award, having met the stringent assessment criteria:   •   The Go Flex document reading and writing slope from …

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  • FIRA expands their Consultancy Team

    Published on : Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    FIRA International, under the head of Furniture Industry Research Association, recently announced the addition of 3 new experts to its Consultancy team.   Gareth Mayhew joins as Technical Manager. He will be responsible for the team of Technical and Environmental …

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  • FIRA collaborates with Orangebox for the Circular Economy project

    Published on : Friday, April 22, 2016

    The Furniture Industry Research Association’s recently initiated “Circular Economy” project is benefiting from an important collaboration with Orangebox. The project challenges the prevailing economic model of ‘take-make-consume-dispose’ and aims to explore the opportunities of a more sustainable manufacturing model which …

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  • Triumph Furniture wins FIRA Gold Certification

    Published on : Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Triumph, a major supplier of workplace furniture has again maintained Gold Certification for its top line range of Lm lateral Storage, from the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). The scheme is said to be the ultimate mark of product excellence …

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  • Furniture Industry Research Association announces new Chairman

    Published on : Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    The Furniture Industry Research Association has named Charles Vernon as the new Chairman. Industry veteran for over 38 years, Charles will be taking over from Michael Powell, who is stepping down as Chairman after five years with the Association.   …

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  • Furniture Industry celebrates the great success at Westminster

    Published on : Thursday, September 24, 2015

    An event held by the Furniture Industry Research Association and FIRA International, the UK’s largest furniture association and leading furniture technology centre, at the House of Lords last Friday (11th September) was a great success.   250 guests attended the …

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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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  • 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 Launched National Furniture Specifications

    Published on : Friday, June 6, 2014

    Launched this week, National Furniture Specifications (NFS) is for anyone specifying, developing or reviewing tenders for contract and educational furniture.   NFS is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide and tool for creating specifications. Produced by the Furniture Industry Research Association, it …

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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 to Hold Free Seminar for Specifiers of Office Furniture

    Published on : Friday, May 2, 2014

    A furniture industry body that specialises in understanding furniture standards is holding a seminar aimed at specifiers of office furniture. Run by the Furniture Industry Research Association, the event, ‘Specifying Office Furniture – everything you need to know’, aims to …

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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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  • “Real-Life” UK Kitchen Study Findings of UK Households Kitchens

    Published on : Thursday, March 20, 2014

    A report that details the findings from a first of its kind, three year study into the way UK consumers use kitchens is now available. Monitors and sensors were placed in kitchens in UK households to gather information about the …

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  • Panorama Kitchens Receives FIRA Gold Certification for Installation Excellence

    Published on : Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Panorama Kitchens, a North West kitchen manufacturer and designer, has been certified to meet the quality targets set by FIRA Gold Installation Certification for Independent Retailers.   The certification is awarded by FIRA International, experts in the furniture industry for …

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  • UK Furniture Industry shows signs Signs of Recovery

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2013

    Information from a publication released this week hints at a small recovery for furniture manufacturing in the UK, but this improvement is overshadowed by poor export performance and China gaining a massive foothold of our import market.   A statistics …

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  • The Furniture Design Toolkit Provides Valuable Information To Industry Experts

    Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    A new set of resources, launched at 100% Design in September, aims to provide furniture designers, specifiers and interiors designers with the tools to ensure that products are safe and fit for purpose.   The Furniture Design Toolkit (FDT), created …

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