Testing furniture

State-of-the-art testing technology for all kinds of furniture

What makes good furniture? This is not only a matter of taste, but good furniture is also identified by the fact that they fulfil their intended use – durably and safely. DEKRA maintains a testing laboratory fully equipped with of state-of-the-art facilities and thus provides and extensive testing and certification services for manufacturers of any kind of furniture. This includes:

  • Office furniture
    such as swivel chairs, desks, mobile pedestals, monitor support arms, functional chairs etc.
  • Cabinet storage furniture
    such as shelfs, kitchen storage units, dressers, sideboards, etc.
  • Seating furniture
    such as chairs, benches, armchairs (even electrically adjustable ones), cantilever chairs, visitor’s chairs, etc.
  • Children’s furniture
    such as cribs, cots and travelling cots, children high chairs, changing units, etc.
  • Lounge furniture
    such as beds, reclining furniture, bunk bed, etc.
  • Outdoor furniture
    such as camping chairs, terrace furniture, functional furniture, etc.
  • Furniture for laboratory and workshop use
    such as lab tables, workshop cabinets and lockers, etc.

DEKRA tests products for their compliance with both national and international standards such as DIN, EN, RAL GZ 430, BS and ANIS/BIFMA to name but few.

Our furniture testing laboratory in Stuttgart has been certified by DAkks and ZLS and therefore enables us to perform safety tests that can be used as the starting point when obtaining the DEKRA mark or the GS seal for your products.

We test and certify according to the following standards (list non-exhaustive):

EN 16121, EN 14749, EN 581, EN 12520, EN 12521, EN 1728, EN 16139, EN 1022, DIN 68878, EN 13759, EN 1730, EN 15372, EN 716, EN 14988, EN 12227, EN 1930, EN 1130, EN 12221, EN 1725, EN 13759, EN 747, EN 1335, EN 527, EN 14073, EN 1023, DIN 68877, EN 14727, EN 13150, ANSI/BIFMA X5.1, ANSI/BIFMA X5.4, ANSI/BIFMA X5.3, ANSI/BIFMA X5.5, ANSI/BIFMA X5.9, ANSI/BIFMA X5.11

Moreover, DEKRA has been acknowledged by the German association for the quality of furniture, Deutsche Gütergemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (DGM), and is a member of the US-American trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers BIFMA. Use the related sales opportunities and the trust of your customers in the independent testing services performed by DEKRA!

We look forward to helping you finding solutions for issues related to understanding and interpreting standards.

Our portfolio is supplemented by services of examining documents and drawings.

DEKRA - on the safe side