Tipping Furniture Warning

The AFA has been liaising with Government to look into tipping furniture as it poses an ongoing threat to Australians. The AFA is pleased Australia’s consumer watchdog has launched a safety investigation into a popular series of drawers by Swedish furniture...

 Benchmarking by John Clements from hranywhere

Many organisations, regardless of size and structure, will seek to benchmark themselves. Benchmarking helps with improving processes, approaches and technologies to reduce costs, increase profits and strengthen customer loyalty and satisfaction.  Benchmarking is an...

AFA Members – Have your say on Australia’s digital future

The Digital Economy Strategy will launch in 2018 and outline the benefits of Australia’s digital transformation. It will focus on how the government, the private sector and the community can work together to: build on our competitive strengths and develop new ones by:...

Importing timber, wooden articles, bamboo and related products

All imported furniture that contains timber, wooden articles, bamboo and related products (whether for commercial or personal use) must comply with the import conditions as stated on the Department of Agriculture and Water resources’ Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON).

Looking for an Intern? Did you know you can “Trial a young person”

Through the PaTH program AFA Members can host an internship placement in their business and see if the candidate is a good fit. You will receive $1000 to help with the costs of hosting an intern, and the intern is covered by insurance through the program. Just 200...

Developing an export plan?

Many AFA Members are looking to export their products, but how do you go about it? The first step is to develop an export plan so you and your business and staff have a clear plan to follow. An effective export plan will help evaluate your strengths and weaknesses...

Professional Design Program 3

This week we are very happy to announce that we have launched the Professional Design Program 3 Last month CEO Patrizia Torelli travelled to Malaysia to work with four of Australia’s lead designer makers involved in the international Professional Design Program 3 in...

Creating flexible spaces in the home

Furniture designers are helping in the trend towards more efficient storage options for living rooms and guest bedrooms, such as AFA Member King Living, an Australian furniture manufacturer that has specialised in innovation, quality and design, superior comfort and...

Australia by Design Innovation – Television Premier

Good Design Australia is proud to announce their series partnership for a new television show currently airing on Channel TEN. Australia by Design Innovation aims to bring good design into the hearts and minds of all Australians. Reminiscent of popular shows such...

How to choose the right sofa for your living room

A sofa is central to most living room schemes, but when it comes to choosing the right match for your space, lifestyle and personality, it can be a bit bamboozling. So put your feet up and relax, and let our friends at Houzz run through a few things it’s worth...

International competition to design new Adelaide art gallery

The South Australian government has launched a two-stage international design competition for a new art gallery in centre of Adelaide. Known as Adelaide Contemporary, the proposed 15,000-square-metre gallery will be a new landmark for the city – a “unique art...

Working from home?

We found this great article on furnishing your office at home, as more and more people are spending their time in flexible workspaces. If you read this list, how does your home office shape up? Visit our website for some great office furniture suppliers around...

Heinrich Wolff to speak at 2017 Australian Urban Design Awards

Heinrich Wolff of Wolff Architects, South Africa will give a keynote lecture at this year’s Australian Urban Design Awards titled Network Systems. Led by Heinrich and Lize Wolff, Wolff Architects is an architectural practice interested in the nexus between design,...

16 Ultra Chic Blush Pink Sofas and How to Style Them!

We all know blush pink, rose pink, millennial pink…or soft pink is in at the moment. We love the colour and thought this website might inspire you for furniture ideas for your home. Always good to be on trend! Read More

Are you Spring Carnival Ready?

Former The Block winner, Chantelle Ford has turned her design eye to hats with her business, FORD MILLINERY who she said ” provokes desire in the bellies of women who once shied away from headwear.” Her headpieces are meticulously designed with one eye...

10 amazing new buildings to view around the world

Everyone travels for different reasons, it could be the culture, it could be the food, but what about architecture?Here’s a list of 10 new buildings around the world for you to check out in your travels, be them real or virtual Believe it or not, Phillip Island...

Disciplinary action 

Generally, employees perform their duties well and there is no need to take corrective action. However, where an employee is not meeting either performance or behaviour expectations, it is critical to act. Coaching and retraining are often all that is required to...

Dangerous Designs – opening new avenues for Australian designers

  One of the biggest challenges for most furniture designers, those with established distribution channels excepted, is exposure. Getting new designs out and about and in front of potential manufacturers and customers That’s where Dangerous Designs comes into the...

London Design Festival

The London Design Festival is in its fifteenth year and was on last week from the 16-24 September 2017. During the course of the Festival, there were hundreds of unique events and opportunities across the city of London. These were intended to celebrate design in its...