Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Italian furnishing industry: 2017 preliminary results

Positive results also in 2017 for the Italian furnishing industry: according to the preliminary results produced by the Centro Studi Federlegno Arredo Eventi, in fact, the production recorded a growth of 1.5%, with 26.8 billion euro, going on the recovery started in the 2015 and consolidated in 2016.

These results confirm the solidity of the Italian manufacturing wood furniture system, which closed 2017 with a total turnover of € 41.3 billion, up by 1.4% over the previous year.

This is due to the increase in domestic consumption and to a greater consumers spending capacity, which has also been applied to durable goods such as furniture (17 billion euros, equal to a significant + 2%). Equally important was the push that came from tax initiatives such as the mobile bonus and restructuring bonuses, which were renewed for 2018. From the analysis of the real estate market, it was also noted that residential purchases and sales increased along with facilitated renovations.

The trend in exports was also positive, with an increase of 1.7% with a value of € 14.1 billion. Analysing the first ten months of 2017, France is among the countries in which exports are the strongest (1.8 billion euros, + 5.4%) followed by Germany (1.3 billion euros, 0.8%), the United Kingdom (1 billion euros, -1.9%) and the United States (975 million euros, + 5.4%). The strong growth of the Chinese market was confirmed, reaching 408 million euros, an increase of 38.5%.

Analysing the different sectors, the kitchen production recorded a slightly negative result last year (2.16 billion euros, -2%), offset by exports which, however, with a value of 762 million euros, still 1% growth.

On the other hand, both production (2.67 billion euros, + 0.8%) and exports in the bathroom furniture sector increased by 1% and amounted to 1.27 billion euros.

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Partnership to strengthen know-how in furniture assembly and fixing for the benefit of customers and all stakeholders
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GreenItaly 2019 Report: the Wood - Furniture system confirms its leadership in sustainability

The Report shows an acceleration towards the green of the Italian entrepreneurial system
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Assopannelli's commitment to defending the Italian production of panels

Poplar-growing represents for Italy the most significant internal source of wood for industry
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Rilegno and Federlegno protagonists of the circular wood system

Recycling system creates value for the entire wood supply chain
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Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018: large number of visitors and growing business

The wood-furniture sector is crucial for the growth of the country
Category: Fairs
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The 2018 Catas Academy program

The new issues addressed by the wood-furniture supply chain
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Publication date: 27/02/2018

Category: Industry news
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