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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: negative sign for the wood-furniture sector in the third quarter of 2023

The figures for the wood-furniture supply chain in the third quarter of 2023 indicate a negative sign: -7.8% compared to the same period in 2022, while exports, which weigh 41%, stand at -7.5% and the domestic market at -8.1%. This is the Wood-Furniture Monitor survey carried out by the FederlegnoArredo Study Centre on a representative sample of companies that weigh 18% in terms of turnover, equal to about 10 billion out of the total 56.5. 

"That the third quarter would also be negative for both the wood-furniture supply chain and the two macro-systems we had already foreseen and announced some time ago, and now the data from our Monitor confirm this," says Claudio Feltrin, president of FederlegnoArredo.


Furniture macro-system: the Italian market holds 

The data for the supply chain do not show consistent variations between Italy and abroad, while for the two macro-systems the differences are clear. The furniture macro-system shows a -3.3% drop in sales, but the Italian market is holding up with +0.3%, while there is a significant drop in exports (6.4%), which account for over 51%. 

The wood macrosystem, on the other hand, shows an average drop of 14.5%, with a more accentuated negative trend on the domestic market -15.6% and, albeit in double figures, a more contained one for exports, which weighs in at -11.4%, accounting for 27%.


A complicated year for the wood-furniture supply chain 

The wood-furniture supply chain is therefore about to close a complicated year which, according to the FederlegnoArredo Monitor, is expected to be -7% overall, with exports at -7.2% and the domestic market at -6.8%. Even in this case, the downturn in the furniture macro-system is expected to be more contained (-3.7%) with a limited worsening on the domestic market (-0.9%) while the foreign market is at -6%. For the wood macrosystem, on the other hand, the year 2023 could close with an overall -11.5% (-11.6% Italy and -11.1 exports).


Signs of recovery for 2024 

With the end of 2023, therefore, an exceptional period for the sector can be said to have come to an end, one that has long seen it enjoy a season above all expectations, with numbers that are difficult to repeat. 

"Now a period of adjustment and normalisation awaits us, which must however be set in an unstable international context, the enemy of business and markets. - explains Feltrin - "But our Monitor shows a glimmer of positivity, with a 2024 that could bring the supply chain back to the positive sign with +2%, Italy at -0.7% and exports growing again by 6.8%. This is a breath of fresh air that mitigates the difficulties of '23 with the traditional markets - starting with Germany and the United States - in great difficulty, to which must obviously be added the war zones and China. The Middle East bucked the trend, first and foremost Saudi Arabia, confirmed by the +4.6% MSA in January-August, but also the United Arab Emirates and India. For the furniture macro-system, an overall +5% is expected, with a better trend for foreign countries (+7.5%) than for Italy, which is still positive at +3.2%".



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