Neville Cormack, founder of Cormar Carpets died peacefully at home on Sunday (8 December). He was 83.
Consumers spent almost £20bn on furniture and flooring last year: nearly £380m a week.
Furniture companies have again been challenged to prove their green credentials.
NBF has moved to end suggestions that any members have failed to pass the recently introduced audit process as the deadline for meeting the audit has yet to expire.
Cathy Kidson owner TA Associates has hired investment bank UBS as it looks to capitalise on the success of the retailer.