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.