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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.

For Scm Group 2016 has been a very positive year

Scm Group, world leader in the sector of machines and industrial components, it will close 2016 with a turnover appraised around 600 million of Euro. Undisputed reference point in the production of machinery for the manufacturing of wood, aluminum, composites, plastics, metal, marble and glass, as in the advanced components, fusions in cast iron, metallic carpentry, electrical panels, “elettromandrini” and technological components, Scm Group has also introduced in 2016 a lot of novelties concerning the human resources, the production and the international presence. “We can say that also 2016 has been a very positive year - Andrea Aureli comments, CEO Scm Group - and the prevision data of closing confirm it. We record a remarkable increase of the turnover and we aim to close 2016 near to 600 million Euro, of which over 400 million in the wood sector. A result that confirms a superior growth than that of the market and the quality of the investments which we have done in different areas of the world and in Italy. without ever losing sight of the two key elements that have allowed us to reach these bright results: innovation and young people.“     The innovation has really been one of the pillars of Scm in 2016. A mission that the group has been pursuing all along with great investments in R&S and that this year spawned important initiatives, among which the European project Close to Customer, through which the company has introduced the new concept of “Furniture on Demand“. A real revolution for the furnishing sector, that has been able to see a new opportunity of business through a pilot installation, realized by Scm in the month of April inside the Shopping Center Brianza (MI): a real mini-factory able to produce “live“ furniture for the clients of the Shopping Center that have been able to order a customized furniture choosing measures and colors through a simple software interface.    Also lots of novelties of product introduced by Scm Group in the different sectors in which it works, they confirm the role of leadership of the company that, through its own technologies, go with the excellence of its customers in the realization of important works for prestigious world brands. The second element that has countersigned the work of Scm Group in 2016 has been the great interest toward young people, which has spawned the campaign of employer branding “We want to be employed by you“ launched in October and born with the aim to attract talents from important Universities. Today the group counts 3.300 employees all over the world, in growth of around 200 people during 2016. A particular attention toward the world of young people and the formation that the company has been pursuing all along in all industrial sectors. “The success of a company arrives when first of all people, not only the numbers, sustain a winning history. Scm Group has been operating for 65 years in the international market, producing culture, before the machines. A solid Group, that has made of some people, one of his key factors “, Andrea Aureli comments. “To invest in human capital and on the young people means to invest on the future and I am sure that our appointment in this direction will allow us to keep on still driving the development of this sector for long time.“