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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.

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials (textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composite materials), announces the appointment of Edouard Macquin to the Executive Committee. It reaches so Daniel Harari, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Jérôme Viala, Chief Financial Officer, and Véronique Zoccoletto, Head of Information and Human Capital. Since 2011, Edouard Macquin has played the role of Director of International Trade at Lectra.
“Lectra has set five strategic objectives for the period 2013-2015: increasing technological leadership, strengthen the competitive position and long-term relationships with customers, accelerate growth, enhance profitability by increasing regularly operating margin, and finally , generate free cash flow to fund future growth, “said Daniel Harari. “In Edouard combine a series of extraordinary quality and experience. Authentic team-builder and dynamic entrepreneur, perfectly embodies the ambition of the Action Plan for Lectra sales team. Zoccoletto Véronique, Jérôme Viala and I are pleased to give welcome to the Executive Committee. “
Towards the end of 2011, Lectra has launched a transformation plan for a total investment of 50 million Euros in the period 2012-2015. The plan foresees a doubling of sales forces operated by Edouard Macquin, as well as a strengthening of the marketing team, consulting, and research and development. Among the objectives is also to restore a double-digit annual growth. “Lectra, based in France, has managed to become a major player at the international level and give priority to relations with major manufacturers and brands in the world,“ said Edouard Macquin. “I am proud to have contributed to the development of Lectra over the last 27 years. Nowadays, my priority is to complete the construction of the sales team and marketing, so that they are able to drive the growth of Lectra and to help our customers to address their challenges. “
Edouard Macquin, 48, earned an MBA from the Business School of Sao Paulo and speaks French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. He started working at Lectra in 1987, research and development, carrying out different tasks in the areas of services and marketing, in France, Italy, United States and Brazil.