General Meetings Network with your peers.
ASFD hosts general meetings and social events twice each year during the Spring and Fall High Point Markets in North Carolina. During these times, members will gain new insights into the workings of the home furnishings industry and have the opportunity to network and get to know their peers in the design community as well.
Designer Job Referral Service
ASFD regularly receives inquiries from manufacturers seeking professional design assistance. All appropriate job referrals requests will be emailed to members and archived under news for members.
ASFD makes available industry related documents such as membership surveys, member update forms, sample design contracts, industry/safety standards links and the latest Patent information. Also included: Code of Ethics and original Bylaws.
ASFD members will receive a quarterly newsletter via email with industry updates and reminders of up coming events. A call out for outstanding contributions to the profession will be featured. Members will be asked to submit notable designers 2 weeks prior to newsletter release.
Pinnacle Award Entry Fee Discount
Members pay a lower fee for Pinnacle entries compared with non-members.
ASFD National Conference
ASFD holds national conferences away from the day-to-day work environment, but in conjunction with an industry event. Special rates for lodging are procured, giving its members the cost savings for the entire business event. Guest speakers highlight the conferences with presentations of special interest to the furniture industry, and corporate members provide a variety of interesting products that can help generate new design ideas. Members and guests have the opportunity to meet informally, network and participate in informative seminars and discussion groups.