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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.

FederlegnoArredo: exports stable in January-February, furniture down in March

The year 2024 opens with a minus sign for the wood-furniture supply chain. According to Infodata processed on Istat data by FederlegnoArredo's Study Center, in fact, in the period January-February 2024 the wood-furniture supply chain marked a 1.3 percent drop in exports compared to the same months in 2023, confirming the negative trend also recorded in January. 

The president of FederlegnoArredo, Claudio Feltrin, commented on these figures, stressing that "for a sector devoted to exports like ours, this is not an encouraging figure, but at the same time, contextualized in a negative economic situation and a highly unstable geopolitical framework, it is correct to say that it would have been unlikely to expect different numbers. Rather, it is more correct to interpret the figure as an element of resilience and settling of the sector, in light of the overall context."

Positive note, the recovery of the U.S. market

In fact, FederlegnoArredo's Infodata highlights how the negative performance of two countries that are fundamental for the exports of the products of our supply chain: 

France, which marks -4 percent (519 million) and Germany even at -8.1 percent. "The only positive note that at the moment leaves some breathing space for our Made in Italy is the recovery of the U.S. market, which," Feltrin anticipates, "is performing +11.9%. In the top 5 still negative sign also for the United Kingdom (-10.8%) while Spain can be said to be stable at +0.8%."

Furniture down in March

The most negative elements, however, come from Istat's Foreign Trade data: furniture (March 2024 over March 2023) hits -13.8 percent, while in the previous two months the situation was still stable (-0.7 percent). Confirming this, industrial production in March dropped again (-7.3 percent) as it did in January (-7.1 percent) after a February that had instead recorded the same figure as in '23, thus reaching a cumulative first quarter figure of -4.9 percent for furniture. On the wood front, the March production decline is at -2.9%, bringing the cumulative first-quarter figure to -3.3%.

Optimism for the second half of 2024

Optimism for the second half of 2024 "Our feeling," Feltrin concludes, “is that precisely March represents the lowest point of the curve's descent, which will be followed by a few months of stabilization that will anticipate an upturn in the second half of 2024 in which we believe clear skies will return”. This hypothesis would be reflected in the data on the climate of confidence: furniture companies, for the next three months (May-July), anticipate a stable situation, but expectations on orders reach a positive balance (+5 percent) which, coupled with stationary production expectations, hint at at least a stable second quarter for furniture, which could herald an upward phase in the second half of '24. More critical would remain the situation for wood with judgments on orders in April worsening, but even here, expectations expressed for the coming months have a positive balance (+7 percent).


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