What Is the IFDA?

The International Furnishings and Design Association is a worldwide professional alliance of leaders representing the diverse industries that constitute the universe of residential and commercial furnishings and design.

Founded in 1947, our members are executives of companies that manufacture, distribute, design, write about or sell floor coverings, lighting, decorative fabrics, accessories and building products. Others are engaged in graphic, residential and contract design, education, publishing, licensing, marketing, and communications.

This scope is what makes IFDA and the benefits of membership totally unique. View the list of IFDA Member Benefits on the Membership Page. For more information on IFDA, visit our Headquarters’ website at www.ifda.com.


Mission Statement

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is one of the only all-industry association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.


Core Values

IFDA promotes open sharing, mutual respect, community service, education, industry partnerships, and ethical practices.


Vision Statement

IFDA will be the “International Voice” for promoting excellence throughout the furnishings and design industry.


Should I Join the IFDA Florida Chapter?

One of the wonderful things about the IFDA is the diversity of industries in our membership. By bringing together professionals with many different talents we have a natural synergy between our members. This translates to more referral business and opportunities for learning and professional growth.

We encourage you to contact us about membership if you or your business focus on residential or commercial:

  • interior design
  • architecture
  • furniture
  • accessories
  • finishes
  • fixtures
  • lighting
  • art
  • construction
  • organizing
  • audio/visual/media
  • window coverings
  • draperies
  • fabric/upholstery
  • photography
  • landscape design