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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

Confindustria Macchine is born from the union of Acimall, Acimac, Amaplast and Ucima

At the last General Assembly of Acimall, the association representing Italian manufacturers of technology for the wood and furniture industries, held on June 3 in Baggiovara, Modena, Italy, members unanimously approved the board's proposal to proceed with the process to create the Federation Confindustria Macchine per ceramica, legno, plastica e gomma, imballaggio e confezionamento.


Time for new choices

This important choice is the first step toward a new project that will enable Acimall to offer additional services and, above all, a new vision to its members. 

The new organization aims to bring stronger representation to Confindustria and to the political and economic life of the country. 

Confindustria Macchine will represent about 1,300 companies employing 70,000 people with a total turnover of 19 billion euros, more than 75 percent of which comes from exports, making an important contribution to Italy's trade balance.

"It is time to make new choices that will allow manufacturers of capital goods to face an increasingly competitive market with sharper weapons," commented Acimall President Enrico Aureli, among the first supporters of this ambitious project.


Together to face increasingly complex challenges

The new Confindustria Macchine Federation will offer additional services, consulting and training to member companies of the four confindustrial associations that have joined the project to date, namely Acimall, Acimac (ceramic technologies), Amaplast (plastic machinery) and Ucima (packaging technologies). 

"The partnership with Acimac, Amaplast and Ucima," Aureli explained, "will allow us to express our positions even more strongly in an increasingly global scenario, in which the challenge with Chinese and other emerging countries' offerings will have to be faced with rules that apply to everyone. Not only that: together we will be able to give broader answers to the challenging issue of the ecological transition of our companies and to the thousands of new topics that entrepreneurs have to face in a world characterized by increasingly complex challenges." 

During the Acimall general meeting, the association's budget was also approved and the budget of its operating arm Cepra was illustrated. 

Pictured: Emanuele Orsini, recently appointed president of Confindustria, and Enrico Aureli, president of Acimall

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