Our Chairs Pass ALL BIFMA U.S. Safety Standards


Seating Durability Test

What Is BIFMA?

VF Chiavari Chairs tested to BIFMA commercial furniture standards for safety and reliability are the best ballroom chairs on the market. The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association develops product standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry. Their tests are voluntary and are designed to provide the manufacturer and the consumer with an accurate expectation of the lifespan of the product.

For more information on BIFMA standards, visit their website.

Why Is BIFMA Testing Important To You?

Imagine buying a cheap chair from a supplier that never tested any of their products to safety standards! Of course it is cheaper for a chair manufacturer to operate in this way, but this only means that the supplier does not know how their product actually performs and if it is indeed safe for their consumers. In the hospitality, catering and event industry chair reliability is very important- it prevents chair breakage and liability risks during an event. This risk can be much more expensive than the chairs! If your chair breaks and injures one of your guests, this could open you to losses through lawsuits and insurance costs.

Rigorous testing is important to find out how long our chairs will last and that they will safe for long-term use. We hire BIFMA Laboratories to perform several different types of tests so that we have a clear, overall picture of the chair’s strength and durability.

Knowing how well your chairs perform will give you a good idea of the type of risk and liability you might have over the life of your chairs.

We’re The Only Company Who Performs Rigorous Testing

We are the only company we know of that sends their Chiavari Chairs in for BIFMA testing. The tests are expensive but comprehensive and they ensure that we are producing the very best product on the market.

It’s because we put so much into our chairs that we are so confident that you’re getting the best chair possible and that it will last so much longer than any of our competitors’ chairs.

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