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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.

CSIL report: The furniture industry in Europe 2023. Analysis for 30 countries
Europe is a large and integrated market with over 530 million consumers, also playing a key role in the international furniture trade.

European furniture consumption in 2022 has grown to almost EUR 120 billion. Italy is among the largest markets together with Germany, the United Kingdom and France, which also rank among the top ten furniture markets worldwide. With almost 130,000 companies, the furniture industry remains one of the most fragmented manufacturing sectors in Europe, mainly composed of SMEs, which are also leaders in the high-end furniture market.

These are the figures contained in the new edition of the report 'The furniture industry in Europe 2023' compiled by CSIL, Centro Studi Industria Leggera.

In this Report, CSIL estimates that demand for furniture in Europe will weaken in 2023, mainly due to high inflation and rising furniture prices. However, a recovery is expected in 2024.


In the current context of great uncertainty and complexity, this Report provides all the main statistics and indicators useful to analyse the European furniture industry. 30 European countries are covered: Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

The Report outlines historical trends and market forecasts, factors influencing the sector and the competitiveness of manufacturers, a description of the main furniture producing countries, an analysis of the top 50 manufacturers and the largest companies, market potential, data by segment and country reports.

Over 2000 short profiles of furniture manufacturers are also provided, with information on their business, product portfolio, turnover range, employee range, general email address and website. The furniture manufacturers belong to the following sectors: office furniture, upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seating, kitchen furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room and living room furniture and other furniture.

The Report is available in English.


Latest CSIL publications

In addition to the report 'The Furniture Industry in Europe 2023. Analysis for 30 countries', CSIL has also recently published the following Furniture Market Reports:

Top 200 furniture manufacturers worldwide, in which CSIL identifies and profiles the top 200 furniture companies globally;

World furniture outlook 2023, CSIL's main study examining the development and outlook of the world furniture market;

E-commerce for the furniture industry, where the global online sale of furniture is analysed, with structure and models;

The world office furniture industry, a detailed analysis of the industry covering 60 countries;

The kitchen furniture market in the United States, a comprehensive analysis of the kitchen furniture industry in the United States, with trends and forecasts.

CSIL World Furniture Outlook: positive forecast for the furniture sector

The individual sectors of kitchen furniture, office furniture, upholstered furniture and mattresses also benefit from the positive trend
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 12/01/2022

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 2020-2022

The two reports show a scenario still full of uncertainties for the period 2020-2022
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 30/12/2019

Sicam 2019 confirms itself as a business event for the international furniture industry

The success of the event is above all in the quality of the exhibition and in the quality and internationality of the visitors.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 10/12/2019

CSIL: Forecast report on the furniture sector in Italy 2020-2022

The forecasts concern both the entire Italian furniture sector and the specific production sectors
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 09/12/2019

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/11/2017

SICAM 2012

International Exhibition of Components and Accessories for the Furniture Industry
Category: Panels, veneers and semi-finished products
Publication date: 01/02/2017

New conic foot for furniture of Scilm

Adjustable both internally and externally
Category: Small parts for furniture
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Company: Scilm S.p.A.