membership categories

Professional Membership

Professional (voting) membership in ASFD is available to individuals whose primary occupation for at least two years has been the practice or teaching of furnishings design. Includes contract, residential, and custom designers of furniture and related furnishings.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership is available to individuals whose work in the visual arts is related to the furniture and home furnishings industry. Examples include designers and engineers of products, interiors and graphics, plus allied craftsmen. Affiliate members may serve on committees other than the Nominating and Executive Committees.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to individuals whose business has an interest in the design process. Examples include those who practice retail, marketing, production, finance, law and journalism. Associate members may serve on committees other than the Nominating or Executive Committees.

Student Membership

Student membership is available to individuals currently engaged in studies related to the field of furniture design.

Corporate Membership

Corporate (Sustaining) membership is available to companies and organizations engaged in supplying goods or services to the furniture industry, or who wish to support the objectives of ASFD.

Corporate Member Representative

Corporate member representative membership is available to representatives or divisions of companies at a discounted rate under the Corporate Membership umbrella.

Professional-Retired Membership

Professional-Retired Membership is available to individuals who have previously been classified as Professional Members of the Society and are currently retired from active participation in the profession.