chapter  3
“A citizen as well as a housewife”
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In July 1942, the British National Government extended its rationing pro-

gramme to include home furnishings and set up the Utility Furniture Advisory

Committee (UFAC) to oversee specifications for the design and manufacture

of the resulting products. This Committee would control the production of

furniture and other household goods in Britain until it was wound up in 1952;

it thus had a substantial influence on the material culture of everyday life in

Britain and remains an important episode in its design history.