Outdoor furniture & living spaces: What's trending for 2021

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Volumes of scientific research prove the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature. And, while the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the majority of people at home for the past year, 90 percent of Americans with outdoor living space have been taking greater advantage of their decks, porches and patios, and consider their outdoor living space is more valuable than ever before.

AHFA furniture makers donate $12K to App State students

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Furniture Foundation has awarded $12,000 in grant funding to Appalachian State University’s furniture design program to support student scholarship opportunities.
By Appalachian State University

ASTM revises furniture stability standard

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. – Revisions to the voluntary furniture stability standard for clothing storage units are expected to be published this month, according to information from the American Home Furnishings Alliance. The revision to ASTM F2057 expands the scope of the standard to clothing storage furniture 27 inches and taller, as opposed to 30 inches and higher previously, and incorporates two new warning labels.

AHFA slates furniture logistics conference

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  A logistics conference targeted for manufacturers, retailers, furniture carriers and logistics companies is slated for June 17-19 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The conference, "Charting a New Course,” is presented by the American Home Furnishings Alliance in partnership with the Specialized Furniture Carriers and the Furniture Shippers Association.