In Oak We Trust

The AFA will be watching this closely over the coming months to as the Australian timber supply chain is preparing for life after native hardwoods, with manufacturers now importing boatloads of 40-foot containers of American hardwoods to keep up with record demand. ...

Vapes. Cocaine. Crystal Meth. PFAS.

All of these products and substances are or will be subject to regulation and enforcement.  The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) recently completed a significant piece of work investigating the role of chemicals in furniture and the importance of considering the...

Why “fast fashion” runs rampant in the furniture sector

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) was successful in securing a federally funded grant on product stewardship early in 2022. Design of Commercial Furniture for the Circular Economy – Furniture 360 – will unpack how the furniture industry will address the...

Furniture 360 Briefing – September 2022

Furniture 360 Project Leader, Mark Thomson, speaks with the Australian Furniture Association (AFA) head of Partnerships and Marketing Jason Ross about the Furniture 360 project. Jason Ross – Mark thank you for your time. Earlier this year you were appointed Project...

NO. YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER. 

But we’d love to have you. More and more, the AFA receives calls on a whole range of topics, but mostly from stakeholders seeking help or advice, usually related to a business crisis. Increasingly the caller has assumed they are an AFA Member, when they are not. What...

Improving IP protections for Australian designers

In March 2022, several improvements to the design system will come into effect. Most significantly, a 12-month grace period has been introduced to ensure designers can register their designs after inadvertently disclosing them.

Protect Your Family From Toppling Furniture – A Best Practice Guide

Children like climbing on things, especially if there is something attractive up high. Household furniture like bookshelves, wardrobes, storage and entertainment units can be attractive to climb. So too is furniture such as tallboys or home office filing cabinets,...

Last Chance To Enter International Pinnacle Awards 2019

Entries into the 2019 ACE Awards©  have been granted direct entry into the 2019 USA International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Pinnacle Awards® (*criteria applies). Judged by a panel of International adjudicators, including AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli, the...

Easden Design Boardroom Table

A Roundtable for the Ages Back in 1998, the Australian Furniture Association, was governed by a council of twenty from across the nation. At the heart of the Council Meetings was a one of a kind designer Boardroom Table fit for the Knights of the Roundtable. The table...

2019 ACE Design Award Nominations Now Open

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has launched the 2019 Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards (ACE). The official launch was held in the magnificent showrooms of Catapult Design Sydney. The spectacular space that showcases the very best of current...

Be Specified! How to get your furnishing products into major projects.

In this first instalment, architect and designer, Jonathan Muller, shares his expertise on how to increase your turnover of locally designed and constructed furniture tenfold…..Or even more! You don’t do it by clinging to an outdated business model where powerful...

Be Specified! How to get your furnishing products into major projects

PART 1 In this first instalment, architect and designer, Jonathan Muller, shares his expertise on how to increase your turnover of locally designed and constructed furniture tenfold…..Or even more! You don’t do it by clinging to an outdated business model where...

AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS OFFERED INTERNATIONAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

The American Society of Furniture Designers has extended an invitation via the Australasian Furnishing Association to Australia’s furniture design community to enter the global Pinnacle Awards®. The Awards are intended to celebrate designs that are produced in large...

AFA ANNOUNCES CHAIR OF NEW NATIONAL REGULATORY COMMITTEE

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has announced the appointment of Parveen Akther, as Chair of the newly established AFA Regulatory Committee (AFARC). The AFA Regulatory Committee brings together likeminded member representatives, with specialist technical...