Hamilton Business Operations: Furnishings Industry Association

Here are key industry associations and links in the Furnishings & Office Products field:

  • AFMA: American Furniture Manufacturers Association - Dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the furniture industry and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of furniture manufacturers in the United States .
  • AF&PA: The national trade association of the forest, paper, and wood products industry.
  • ASOFA: American Society Of Furniture Artists. High-end functional art plus listings of woodworking schools, tools and publications
  • AWID: The Association of Women Industrial Designers addresses issues facing women in the industrial design field.
  • BCFA: British Contract Furnishing Association
  • BIFMA: Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Organization
  • BPIA: Business Products Industry Association
  • British Design Initiative: Promoting growth and development of export business through ther employment of effective design on an international basis.
  • BTA: The Business Technology Association is an international organization serving dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, manufacturers and distributors in the business equipment and systems industry.
  • CFMA: California Furniture Manufacturers' Association
  • CSIL: Center for Industrial Studies (Italy): Market trends, distribution channels, prices, efficiency indicators, opportunities for export, financial analyses, strategies and forecasts.
  • CWC: Canadian Wood Council: Federation representing the solid wood products industry.
  • The Carpet and Rug Institute: the national trade association representing the carpet and rug industry.
  • DMI: The Design Management Institute envisions a future in which superlative design improves the world's products, communications, and environments - a future in which design is managed in the best possible way, and all industries, organizations, and managers value design as a crucial business tool.
  • Design Online: A resource library of fine furniture to the trade.
  • Design Web: Forum For The British Design Industry
  • Dezignaré: Interior Design Collective Interior design networking and referral resources for consumers, students, educators and professionals highlighting industry news, events, universities, libraries, organizations, trade publications, design centers and more.
  • Documentation Office for Fundamental Studies in Building Theory: - Zurich, Switzerland - Architectural Anthropology : Macro-Hypothesis of Habitat Theory of Culture.

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network:
  • FIAA: Furniture Industry Association of Australia.
  • FMLink: Internet-based service that gathers together the resources of over ten FM and RP-related publications and organizations, and makes them available in one place.
  • GSA: Government Services Administration: The purchasing arm of the US government.

  • Industrial Design Network: Links to jobs, organizations, portfolios.
  • IDSA: Industrial Designers Society of America is dedicated to communicating the value of design to society, business and government.
  • Internet ArtResources: Searchable database of information on the visual arts with over 6,000 listings.
  • IHPA: International Wood Products Association

  • Malaysian Timber Council: A guide to Malaysian forestry policies and management
  • Maryland Institute, College of Art: Established in 1826, the oldest independent, degree-granting, fully accredited art college in the nation.
  • The Merchandise Mart: Commercial Furnishings and Building Products - The NeoCon® World's Trade Fair, featuring six shows in one - Neocon, Buildings Show™, DECOREX® USA, BPIA MarketPlace, NEWHospitality, and TechnoCon™ - attracts more than 800 exhibitors and 43,000 attendees to furnishings and commercial building products and services. This year at NeoCon 98, the trade fair celebrated its 30th anniversary.

  • NAM: National Association of Manufacturers
  • New Designers in Business: This site aims to show you the creative talents of contemporary young designers working in the UK.
  • NSSEA: The National School Supply and Equipment Association is a not-for-profit international trade organization serving the school market.

  • RMI: The Rocky Mountain Institute - Fosters the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security.

  • SEFA: The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association serves as a forum for designers, manufacturers and installers of scientific equipment and furniture.
  • SFIC: The Singapore Furniture Industries Council is the representative body of the Singapore furniture industry promoting growth and development.

  • Value Created Resources: Promotes sustainable contemporary furniture design and manufacturing in British Columbia.
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