BIFMA is the not‐for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry.
Our industry’s service to our customers – providing healthy, comfortable, and productive workspaces – rests on an infrastructure of engineering and materials standards. These standards, founded on centuries of craft and enhanced by ever-advancing science, embody the best of our knowledge on safety, ergonomics, and sustainability.
BIFMA sponsors the development and refinement of standards, educates on their importance and application, and translates their necessary complexity into more easily understood and implemented formats. We promote sustainability throughout the life cycle of commercial furniture. We offer statistical and educational resources to our members and the public and reach out to regulators, consumers, and international partners to foster value and innovation. As a user, you may take the comfort, safety, and durability of the furniture for granted in your places of work, learning, and healing. In large part, this confidence is because of the voluntary standards that have been adopted by the commercial furniture industry. Chairs that support securely, casters that roll smoothly year after year, drawers that retain their shape even when jam-packed–these are the expectations of safe and functional business and institutional environments. BIFMA sponsors the development and ongoing maintenance of the standards that form the basis of this user confidence.