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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.

Digital Acceleration: Lectra wins Grand Prix BFM Business 2020

The Grand Prix BFM Business 2020 for Digital Acceleration has been awarded to Lectra, a company that designs and develops cutting-edge, tailor-made solutions combining software, cutting systems, equipment, services and data to facilitate the digitization of companies in the fashion, automotive and furniture industries.
Organised by BFM Business, a well-known French economic information channel, this prestigious competition rewards the most representative projects of digital transformation, highlighting digital acceleration practices and rewarding the will and capacity for innovation.
During the awards ceremony held at the Ritz in Paris, Daniel Harari, Lectra's President and CEO, received the Grand Prix for the Transformation of the Business Model, one of the six categories of this competition. Participants at the evening then voted and named Lectra as the winner of the Grand Prix BFM Business 2020 for Digital Acceleration with 69% of the vote.


Lectra as a leading player in Industry 4.0

These two awards are in recognition of Lectra's commitment to making industry 4.0 a leading player in its markets by 2030. The company's winning strategy is based on four pillars: premium positioning, concentration on three strategic markets (fashion, automotive, and furniture), customer focus, and new 4.0 services.
With great emotion, Daniel Harari said, “The real value of Lectra is all the teams that make it up, and I dedicate this award to them. He went on to explain how the company, which was on the verge of bankruptcy in 1991, was able to become a world leader in the sector ten years later, capitalizing on its strengths of innovation, competent teams and a special relationship with clients.
“Three years ago,“ added Harari, “Lectra entered the digital acceleration phase. We successfully launched our first offers for Industry 4.0: a combination of software, hardware, data and services. Intelligent, connected solutions. Green solutions with low energy consumption. We are now partners with our customers. We provide them with industrial intelligence, an alliance of human skills and artificial intelligence. We are ready for a new phase and, with a proven business model, we approach it with confidence.

Lectra signs memorandum of understanding to acquire Gerber Technology

French company targets acquisition to enhance its Industry 4.0 technology offering
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 16/02/2021
Company: Lectra Italia

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

Scm Group: 2019 financial results confirm its financial solidity and reward innovation

The Group closes 2019 with a turnover of more than 700 million euros.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/01/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

New version of Lectra's Versalis® Offline: production speed and material savings

The evolution of the digital leather cutting solution offers furniture manufacturers excellent performances
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Company: Lectra Italia

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

Campus and Smart&Human Factory: two important initiatives of SCM Group

The new SCM Group Training Center and the intelligent factory
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 23/03/2018
Company: GREDA Srl

Acimall economic survey: positive also for the fourth quarter of 2017

Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/03/2018

Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 19/12/2017