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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 for businesses: 28 million in loans disbursed and 800 companies assisted

FederlegnoArredo has disbursed more than 28 million in loans, of which more than 10 million in non-repayable grants, and has helped around 800 companies, 150 of which have been assisted in their access to credit, providing them with tools and knowledge to deal with the liquidity emergency in particular.
These are the figures that provide a snapshot of the first seven months of activity of FederlegnoArredo's Loan Desk, which has been active since July 2020. A service created to provide concrete help to member companies during the first months of lockdown. In the first days of activity in 2021, already 50 companies have turned to the structure's financing desk.
“Starting from the needs of our entrepreneurs and giving them effective answers is the main task of a federation. This help desk,“ says Claudio Feltrin, president of FederlegnoArredo, “was born out of an urgent need and the figures show that it has been able to provide adequate solutions. And it is in this direction that we will continue to work in an attempt to make life easier for entrepreneurs. After the finance desk, we have also opened a customs office, focusing on the issue of certifications, which we could now define as real customs barriers that undermine the competitiveness of our companies“.


FLA's Financing Desk at the side of entrepreneurs

Initially, the work of FederlegnoArredo's Financing Desk focused above all on showing entrepreneurs the tools made available by institutions, such as access to state guarantees, dialogue with the banking system, and access to the many forms of compensation. Webinars were also used to provide information on subsidised financing opportunities in partnership with the managing bodies (Sace, Simest, Invitalia), bringing companies closer to the various forms of financing.  FederlegnoArredo's task was therefore to stand by entrepreneurs and guide them through the maze of regulations and bureaucracy, which are often a difficult obstacle to overcome if the right tools are not available.
In the first phase, requests focused on the liquidity emergency and then on investment support tools, particularly for internationalisation, a fundamental item for a sector that relies above all on exports.
Simest's measures have met with a high level of interest from members, especially in the formula that provides for no guarantees, a non-repayable quota and reduced interest rates, and that finances expenses for trade fairs and e-commerce. Both of these are essential tools for penetrating the international market, which is vital for the wood-furniture industry. Around 80 companies requested assistance from the Financing Desk in submitting their applications, with an acceptance rate close to 100%.


Guide for wood-furnishing companies

As of this year, the activity of the FLA Financing Desk has been enriched by a Guide for wood-furnishing companies, which is constantly updated and published on the website of the federation in order to take into account the introduction of new opportunities. It is a document that monitors and describes all the measures available to companies, providing a comprehensive and easy-to-use framework for orientation. Entrepreneurs will find an indication of the different types of facilities aimed at internationalisation, capital strengthening, productive and digital investments, innovation and green and an indication of the access requirements and related benefits.

The home package and all the facilities that will positively affect the sector

The 2020 budget package includes a number of important measures related to housing
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 27/01/2020

More than 200 entrepreneurs and operators at the General Assembly of Federlegno Arredo

The wood-furniture supply chain confirms its proactive and innovative will
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 21/06/2019

The 2018 preliminary results of Federlegno confirm the recovery of the furniture sector

The sector recorded a 2018 production up by 1.8% compared to 2017
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 25/02/2019

The 2018 Catas Academy program

The new issues addressed by the wood-furniture supply chain
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/02/2018

Italian furnishing industry: 2017 preliminary results

Positive results confirm the recovery of the sector
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/02/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/01/2018