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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: supply chain alarmed by the possible effects of the EUDR Regulation

The European Deforestation-freeproducts Regulation, better known as the EUDR, is the anti-deforestation regulation approved by the EU that prohibits the placing on the EU market of products related to deforestation and forest degradation. The main objective of this instrument is to reduce the impact of European consumption on global deforestation by promoting a market for more sustainable products. However, the regulation, which will be applied from 30 December next, raises high concerns and strong doubts for wood-furniture companies

Claudio Feltrin, president of FederlegnoArredo, is critical, stating: "We share the goodness of the objective of this standard, but not its grounding. We are the forerunner supply chain in the inclusion of wood raw material certification as an indispensable element to combine respect for the environment and competitiveness, and we want to continue along this path, because our forests are a heritage to be defended and enhanced through conscious management of wood resources. It is different, however, to turn a noble aim such as combating deforestation into an increase in bureaucracy, which many of our small companies will not be able to bear".


FederlegnoArredo's letter to ministers 

The main problem is the overly burdensome burdens falling on operators in the supply chain, which risk paralysing the export system involving a large number of companies. FederlegnoArredo's objective is to sit down at the table with the institutions in order to give voice and defend the companies, also at European level, in their daily operations and export activities. 

For this reason, Claudio Feltrin has sent a letter to the respective ministers Maeci, Mase, Mimit, Masaf and European Affairs to open a dialogue and find a synthesis that will give voice in Europe to the alarm of the wood-furniture supply chain

"In the next few weeks," the letter reads, "important details concerning the application of the European Deforestation-freeproducts Regulation (EUDR) will be under discussion at the European headquarters, which will commit the companies in our sector to conducting due diligence that is totally acceptable in terms of its objectives, but which would oblige them to undertake bureaucratic burdens that are difficult and, in many cases, even impossible to implement, risking the opposite effect to the principles underlying the EUDR itself. We therefore believe that a constructive dialogue with the ministries involved is essential to protect the work of a sector that has always been attentive to the issue of combating deforestation, but which risks being paralysed and penalised".


The consequences of the measure 

The measure is likely to have a strong impact both on the national forestry system, on which important development policies are being implemented to increase Italian timber, and on the companies that export their finished products abroad, the true excellence of Made in Italy. 

"In addition to this," continues Feltrin in the letter, "by limiting the scope of the measure to the EU market only, there is a fear that some operators will decide to transfer their production plants or companies to countries bordering Italy but not subject to the EUDR, such as Turkey or North Africa, thus impoverishing the national supply chains linked to wood and its processing. FederlegnoArredo intends to put in place all the tools that can avert a disastrous outcome for the supply chain, for the protection of the environment and for the competitiveness of our country".


A series of meetings on the EUDR 

According to representatives of the forestry system, the regulation should be completely revised, with a request to postpone the entry into force of the penalty system by a few years. 

In view of its entry into force, the sector is discussing at institutional and operational level how to prepare for such a complex challenge. For this reason, FederlegnoArredo is organising a series of meetings throughout the territory to examine the EUDR Regulation in depth and to represent a strong and unified message at a national level. The first event was held in Friuli Venezia Giulia last 22 March in Manzano together with the Cluster Legno Arredo Casa FVG. 

A new appointment is scheduled for Wednesday 10 April in Milan at Palazzo Biandrà - Banca Mediolanum, where sector experts will illustrate the effects and criticalities of the new European regulations, with particular reference to the wood packaging sector.

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