Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Csil report on the 200 largest furniture companies in the world

According to Csil data, global furniture production in 2020 amounted to approximately $420 billion, down almost 10% compared to 2019, but this decline turned out to be less than expected.  Compared to this figure, the world's 200 leading furniture manufacturers recorded a moderate reduction in sales, thanks to significant financial capabilities that enabled them to quickly realign their business strategies by implementing new sales channels, such as e-commerce, or partially repositioning their supply chains.
These data emerge from the new edition of the Csil Report “Top 200 furniture manufacturers worldwide“, published in English and now available to purchase online.


The world's 200 leading furniture manufacturers

The Report, now in its eleventh edition, is the result of extensive work by Csil, which has made a careful and comprehensive selection of the 200 leading global furniture companies that are highly representative in terms of production value and geographical coverage.
The aim of the Csil Report is to provide a comparative analysis and detailed profiles of the world's leading furniture manufacturers, with information such as financial performance, sales and production strategies, activities and product portfolio, and general contact information.
The selected furniture companies operate in the following segments: office furniture, kitchen furniture, upholstered furniture and other household furniture (e.g. dining/living room furniture, bedrooms, bathroom, outdoor furniture, etc.).


The global furniture sector

The study is introduced by a scenario on the global furniture industry in which the major furniture manufacturers operate, with trends in furniture consumption, international trade, and the evolution of global furniture production by geographic areas for the 2015-2020 timeframe.
During 2020, the global furniture industry was inevitably affected by the outbreak of the pandemic, which forced more than 100 countries around the world to institute a total or partial freeze at different times of the year, affecting billions of people. The pandemic has caused both a demand shock and a supply shock with an impact on furniture production and consumption.
The 200 furniture companies selected in the Csil Report have a combined turnover of around $160 billion, of which around $100 billion relates to the furniture industry, representing 22% of the sector's global production and, in terms of geographic coverage, are collectively based in more than 30 countries. These companies recorded a limited decline in sales in 2020 thanks to their financial capabilities.

CSIL report: scenarios and forecasts for the furniture sector in Italy in 2021-2023

In 2021 a likely rebound effect should support the growth of economic activity
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 23/12/2020

The Italian kitchen furniture market: a complete picture from the new Csil Report

Data and trends in the production and consumption of kitchen furniture on the national market
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/05/2020

CSIL: scenarios and forecasts for the furniture sector in 2019-2021

Positive signals from exports, slowing down the domestic market
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 17/12/2018

CSIL World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2018: the development of global furniture

The data reveal a positive global outlook for the coming years
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 30/05/2018

Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/12/2017