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About Furntech

The Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute is an independent not-for-profit technical organisation providing standards, testing, product certification and research for buyers and sellers of furniture.

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The purpose of testing and certification is to ensure that products are not only safe, but that they will last, thus contributing to sustainability, and minimising use of the earth's resources.

While most of the work centres on establishing standards for industry, it is likely that in future the organisation will develop more consumer-focused standards.

Commercial products tested by Furntech include:

  • Height adjustable swivel chairs
  • Visitors' chairs
  • Desks and workstations
  • Monitor arms
  • Table bases
  • Filing cabinets and
  • Storage furniture

Domestic products tested include:

  • Household cots and bunks
  • Visitors' and dining chairs
  • Storage furniture
  • Table bases
  • Recliner chairs and
  • Plastic monobloc chairs

We can also test fabrics, leather, upholstery foams, veneer finishes, and test timber for strength. If we don't already test something, we have the expertise in-house to develop testing and certification programs.


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© 2021 Australasian Furnishing Research & Development Institute Ltd
ABN 44 009 579 908, trading as Furntech
Registered Research Agency: RRA 15703
NATA Accreditation number: 3082

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