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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: an event for a digital future in furniture production

Lectra realizes the premium technologies that facilitate the digital transformation of different sectors such as furniture, automotive, fashion and others. Specifically, Lectra offers its experience in the upholstered furniture sector to develop innovative processes, from design to cutting, able to help companies create value, achieve their strategic objectives and increase profits.

Technological partner of furniture companies that use leather and fabrics, Lectra has recently organized an event, which saw the presence of over 70 participants representing 14 countries, to deepen the study of trends that influence the global furniture industry. From the analyses carried out, it was found that the first place is the increasing request for customization of products and speed in deliveries. This implies the need to adopt the principles and technologies of Industry 4.0 by the upholstered companies to manage the production of furniture in small volumes, single pieces and on-demand in an agile, effective and convenient way.

Cutting room 4.0 for the production of Made to Order furniture by Lectra

The 4.0 cutting room for Lectra's Made to Order uses the principles and technologies of Industry 4.0, combining the digital cutting platform and Virga®, the new solution for single-sheet cutting.

According to Ovidijus Jalonskis, CEO of Vilmers, one of the first companies to adopt the cutting room 4.0, “Lectra's MTO solution will help us to implement processes in the field of Industry 4.0 to achieve faster deliveries and a greater level of customization. It will also allow our design department to work much faster and more efficiently and avoid a large amount of errors in the future. “

Ernst Esslinger, Head of IT Engineering at HOMAG, a benchmark in the woodworking industry 4.0, has highlighted how this new approach to production is more than just automation. “Industry 4.0 is not just about network production, it's also about how data generated by machines are exploited to determine the success of their business.“

During the event, three sofas were created and the participants were able to see in real time the phases of design, development and production of the three realizations using exclusively Lectra solutions, in addition to the assembly by a prototype and a sewing machine.

“Given that the furniture industry continues to move at dizzying speeds, - said Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Lectra, - the Lectra event dedicated to this sector presents a path for professionals in the processing of upholstered furniture to keep up-to-date on trends and changes, examine future paths and discuss with their peers on how to deal with the challenges of the sector “.

GEO FR eco-friendly coated fabric by MP: green materials and processes

Made of PVC on jersey, it guarantees a soft hand as well as excellent workability
Category: Upholstery fabrics
Publication date: 03/01/2024

CSIL research reports: an up-to-date picture of the most important furniture markets

Data and forecasts on consumption, production and distribution of furniture, mattresses, upholstered furniture and office furniture
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 22/08/2023

FraboAdesivi water- and solvent-based adhesives: continuous innovation with respect for man and nature

Innovative, environmentally friendly technologies in response to the growing demand for sustainable products presented at interzum 2023
Category: Glues and adhesive products for furniture
Publication date: 31/05/2023
Company: Frabo Adesivi spa

Blizzard 20 FR coated fabric by MP: versatile and refined

Available in a wide range of colours, it guarantees excellent resistance to abrasion and durability in both quality and colour
Category: Upholstery fabrics
Publication date: 10/03/2023

MP coated fabrics: new colors and new textures

Four collections are enriched with over thirty new and refined shades
Category: Upholstery fabrics
Publication date: 21/02/2022

CSIL World Furniture Outlook: positive forecast for the furniture sector

The individual sectors of kitchen furniture, office furniture, upholstered furniture and mattresses also benefit from the positive trend
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 12/01/2022

Elcam padding materials: innovative products for maximum comfort

High quality standards and the use of technologically advanced machinery, winning elements of the company
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 20/12/2021
Company: Elcam Srl

Flexible expanded polyurethanes Orsa foam: over 200 different types of products

Products able to achieve the best performances in the field of comfort and wellness
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 17/07/2020
Company: Orsa Foam

Lectra: two innovative solutions for the furniture industry 4.0

Cutting systems to improve productivity and extend customization
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 18/07/2019
Company: Lectra Italia