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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.

Findomestic Observatory: in autumn the house returns to the purchase intentions of the Italians
According to the Findomestic Observatory of September, created by the consumer credit company of the BNP Paribas group in collaboration with Eumetra, many Italians in the next three months are thinking of buying a new property, and, to counter the expensive energy, to make their homes more efficient with photovoltaics, heat pumps and low consumption appliances.


Positive forecasts for the home sector

The "home" sector is driving the almost double-digit rise in purchase intentions (+ 9.8%) of Italians; at the end of August, the Italians who expressed their intention to buy new homes increased by 40.2% compared to July, approaching the maximum levels reached last June.

Interest in improving one's home is also growing, making it more efficient against expensive energy: photovoltaics (+ 32.6%, at the highest levels of the last 12 months), heat pumps (+ 17.4%), large and small household appliances (+ 10.4% and + 9.7% respectively), fixtures (+ 9.2%) and condensing or biomass boilers (+ 4.1%).

Italians also want to make the home environment more comfortable by purchasing new furniture (+ 12.6% of purchase intentions) or by purchasing a new TV, a segment that is confirmed at high levels thanks to the switch-off effect with an increase of 12%. Only the thermal insulation works are in contrast: -3.9%.

"The survey we conducted in the last days of August - comments Claudio Bardazzi, Findomestic Observatory Manager - highlights how, despite the difficulties of the context, Italians do not give up on planning important purchases for the autumn. The biggest fears remain the rise in prices (50%) and the risk of recession for the country (43%), but we record a significant increase in the fear that the energy supply will not be guaranteed in the next autumn (for 26% it is one of the main anxieties against 18% in July) ".


New impetus for mobility and technology

The data from the Findomestic Observatory show in the last month a positive return in the intentions to purchase new cars (+ 10.5% in general, + 49% for electrified), used cars (+ 2.8%) and motor vehicles which recorded an increase of 16.3%. The desire for e-bikes is also growing again (+ 9.5%) while electric scooters yield 10.5%.

Very positive end of summer also for the technology sector with the highest levels of propensity to buy in the last year for telephony (+ 8.3%, 35% of the sample plan to buy a new phone in the next 3 months), PC and accessories (+ 9.5% and 30.2%) and tablets / e-books (+ 16.4%, 22.5% of the sample).


Ecommerce again exceeds in-store sales

After the exploit in July in which 61% of the sample declared that they generally prefer to buy in stores rather than online (39%), in August the Findomestic Observatory recorded a new trend reversal with a prevalence of online (57 %) compared to the physical point of sale (43%).

Going into the specifics of the different product categories there are, however, purchases for which Italians can not do without the physical store: 89% goes to the dealer to buy cars and motorcycles, 85% do the daily shopping in the store and 83% buy furniture in store.

On the other hand, the markets for technological goods are more digitized: if to buy large appliances the preference is still towards the shop (70% against 30%), for the small ones the sample is divided exactly in half, as well as for IT products. For telephones and accessories, there is even a slight advantage of the online over the store (53% versus 47%).

According to the Findomestic survey, today the consumer is looking for offers both in the shop and on the web but, if from the physical point of sale he expects quality and assistance from the staff immediately afterwards, from the online he expects fast and flexible services and delivery, a site easy to use, wide choice and effective privacy management.

Wood-furniture supply chain: the export of furniture reveals a positive trend also in the first half of 2022

In the second quarter, however, there are first signs of a slowdown
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/10/2022

FederlegnoArredo and Federmobili: appeal to the government to open furniture shops in the red zone

Large spaces and visits by appointment guarantee total safety and compliance with anti-Covid regulations
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 22/03/2021

Haier Europe household appliances: new smart workplace inaugurated in Italy, headquarters of the commercial divisions

New offices at the Energy Park in Vimercate (MB) focus on sustainability, smart working and lean thinking
Category: Appliances
Publication date: 05/02/2021

The Italian kitchen furniture market: a complete picture from the new Csil Report

Data and trends in the production and consumption of kitchen furniture on the national market
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/05/2020

Arçelik: eco-sustainable appliances for a better world

Presented a washing machine with filtering system for synthetic microfibers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/09/2019

Quality, innovation and creativity at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018

The most important international event for the furniture sector
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2018

New conic foot for furniture of Scilm

Adjustable both internally and externally
Category: Small parts for furniture
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Company: Scilm S.p.A.

Hettich rewarded with the Electrolux Supplier Innovation Award

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Company: Hettich Italia