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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.

Cutting room 4.0 for the production of Made to Order furniture by Lectra

Lectra, always careful to realize technologies able to facilitate the digital transformation of furniture companies that use leather and fabrics, presents its first 4.0 solution for the cutting room dedicated to the made-to-order production of upholstered furniture.
The 4.0 cutting room uses the principles of Industry 4.0 to offer furniture manufacturers greater agility, production capacity, profitability, rapid response to the growing demand for customization and shorter delivery times.
To effectively meet all these needs, Lectra's cutting room 4.0 makes use of totally new methodologies, technologies and ways of thinking; this innovative tool is in fact able to automate at the most every single passage, from order to unloading, guaranteeing the expected efficiency and productivity.


The Lectra digital cutting platform

The central core of this solution for made-to-order production is the Lectra digital cutting platform. This data centre is cloud-based and enables collaboration between design and product development teams, the cutting room and other departments. It also guarantees the fluidity of data exchanges between ERP systems and the cutting room. The reliable and digitized data flow between people, processes and different technologies gives users the visibility and information needed to quickly make decisions and achieve real-time optimization.
“For the furniture industry, adopting the principles of Industry 4.0 is the only way to take advantage of current megatrends such as the emergence of Millennials, the digitalisation of processes and a Chinese market increasingly voted for consumption and obsessed with productivity“ - said Daniel Harari, President and CEO of Lectra. “We are so convinced of the importance of this new approach to production that we have decided to increase R & D investment by 50% over the next three years. The introduction of the 4.0 cutting room for made-to-order production inaugurates the entry into Industry 4.0 by our customers in the furniture sector“.
The 4.0 cutting room platform is launched by the company in conjunction with Virga®, the new single sheet cutting solution. This is able to optimize cycle times thanks to a complete cutting line for plain-coloured fabrics and motifs that makes simultaneous loading, digitization, cutting and unloading possible. Virga cutting technology optimizes waste by favouring the use of durable materials instead of paper or plastic.