Design News

In Oak We Trust

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. In...

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Vapes. Cocaine. Crystal Meth. PFAS.

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...

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Why “fast fashion” runs rampant in the furniture sector

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...

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Furniture 360 Briefing – September 2022

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...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT

Designer Spotlight: Stefan Schöning

Designer Spotlight: Stefan Schöning

The AFA is pleased to introduce a new segment to our regular Design News, Designer Spotlight. Each edition we will feature a Designer working in the furnishing sector who will inspire readers with their stories, achievements and aspirations. Our inaugural Designer...

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