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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 launches FLA Plus Services, the digital hub for a more sustainable and competitive supply chain

FederlegnoArredo has launched FLA Plus Services, the digital hub with targeted services useful for competing in Italy and around the world, especially in the field of ecological transition: certification portal, material library, circularity tool, customs counter and supply chain data.

One year after the creation of the Hub FLA plus, FederlegnoArredo intends to develop further sustainability-themed projects, expanding its range of action with a new service platform dedicated exclusively to member companies.

The president of FederlegnoArredo, Claudio Feltrin, presenting the initiative as a preview to members during the annual general meeting held in Desenzano Del Garda, explained that "FLA Plus Services represents the Federation's entrepreneurial, strategic, but above all sustainable vision and is a tool with which we intend to support our companies, offering them useful services to compete in Italy and worldwide. It is no coincidence that FLA Plus, while continuing to have a sustainable heart, from today also speaks of internationalisation, information and training for a more competitive supply chain'.


Entrepreneurial, strategic and sustainable competitiveness

FLA Plus Services is a digital hub that offers solutions oriented to facilitate the growth of member companies in terms of entrepreneurial, strategic and, above all, sustainable competitiveness.

Among the tools is the 'Circularity Tool', built around the UNI/TS 11820 standard, to measure the circularity of processes by which every company can measure itself. Another service designed around the specific requirements of the sector is the 'Sustainable Materials Library', a database of information on materials suitable for use in the wood-furnishing sector, built in collaboration with Materially, with the possibility of filtering materials according to sustainability criteria and characteristics.

Member companies can also count on tailor-made services for the wood-furniture supply chain, from the certification portal to the customs counter, from financial consultancy to fully digitised and interactive sector data.

Also on the FLA Plus Services platform is the Wood-Furniture Glossary, an up-to-date tool designed to give members the opportunity to clearly communicate all the details of their products abroad using specific and technical terminology. The service is available in 7 languages, including Chinese.


FederlegnoArredo Sustainability Report

FederlegnoArredo has also launched a training course for companies to bring them closer to sustainability reporting, and at the assembly presented its sustainability report that photographs the strategies implemented to date and the goals to be pursued in the immediate future to provide a transparent and objective key to understanding the Federation's commitment and results in the field of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) issues.


A supply chain pioneer in the green industry

The members' meeting was also an opportunity to launch the road show that, starting in September, will see President assemblypresent the potential of FLA Plus and the new service platform, together with the project partners, in the main districts of the supply chain in more detail. "Our aspiration," concluded Feltrin, "is to create tools and synergies so that our supply chain becomes a pioneer in the green industry, and a recognised and recognisable guide for entrepreneurs and operators in the sector. We are aware that our choices are reflected throughout the entire product value chain. In the face of the challenges ahead of us, it is essential to have a common tool, to support our members, to network them, and to make them go far".

FederlegnoArredo forecasts 2023 closing at -3.3% for the wood-furniture supply chain

According to Monitor data from the FederlegnoArredo Study Centre, in the first half of 2023 the supply chain will record an overall contraction of 5.9% and 39% of companies will begin to reduce investments
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/09/2023

FederlegnoArredo: first negative signals for the wood-furniture sector

The furnishing sector is still holding up in the first quarter, while the wood sector is showing signs of distress
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/06/2023

High cost of energy: strong impact also on the companies of the sector

Unionplast, FederlegnoArredo and Confindustria ask for urgent measures to the Government
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 01/02/2022

Poliuretano è: waste takes on a new life at the WastEnders exhibition

At SuperStudio Più, in collaboration with Materially, many products made from recycled polyurethane are on show
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 06/09/2021

Materially presents Materials Village at Milano Design Week 2021

Innovative materials, technologies, production processes and sustainability for everyday life
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/08/2021

Maria Porro, elected President of Salone del Mobile.Milano

Our goal is a strong, united, inclusive, sustainable and creative Salone del Mobile.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/07/2021

Smart technologies and digital services: SCM provides woodworking companies with remote support

With the innovative
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 06/04/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

"Cosentino We", the new global community for professionals in the sector

Digital platform offers new opportunities for architects, designers and marble workers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH