Corella source high quality products from a wide range of manufacturers ensuring our products maintain a high standard.  Some Corella products have internationally recognised certifications. Each product will be labelled with the appropriate certifications.


The Australian Furnishing Research and Development Institute is an independent technical organisation which provides standards, testing product certification and research for both buyers and sellers of furniture.

The AFRDI standards test the following:

  1. Strength of product
  2. Durability of product
  3. Stability of product
  4. Function / fit for purpose of product
  5. Reasonable finish of workmanship of product

Most certified office swivel chairs in Australia and New Zealand are tested to the requirements of AS/NZS 4438:1997 – Height Adjustable Swivel Chairs. The standard of chair is recognised as being suitable for users up to approximately 110kgs. Each of the chairs will have an individual weight rating where necessary on the relevant products. Chairs accredited with an AFRDI level will suit most commercial needs, chairs are able to withstand heavy duty use.


BIFMA is the association of Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers, an American based organisation running since 1973 to provide standards for commercial furniture.

BIFMA is accredited by, and their standards conforming to, requirements by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The BIFMA Engineering Committee develops the standard and continually drafts and revises new protocols for manufacturers to follow. The FBIFMA standards are to provide manufactures and users with a common basis for evaluating:

  1. Safety
  2. Durability
  3. Structural quality
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