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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 signs memorandum of understanding to acquire Gerber Technology

French company Lectra, which specialises in the production of premium software and technology solutions for companies in the fashion, furniture and automotive sectors, has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Gerber Technology, an American group with €165 million in sales in 2020, in a €300 million deal.
The acquisition, if and when implemented, would allow Lectra to complement its market position and continue to improve its offering based on Industry 4.0 technology that enables its customers to increase the productivity and profitability of their operations.
The merger of the two companies would occur at an opportune time for both companies and their customers. The current uncertain economic climate and unprecedented challenges faced by the fashion, automotive, and furniture industries due to the Covid-19 pandemic make it more important than ever for companies to transform, digitize, and optimize their operations.


Gerber Technology and Lectra: a long history of innovation

For over 50 years, Gerber Technology has used its technologies and deep industry expertise to provide integrated software and automated hardware solutions to companies around the world.
“It has been an honor to lead Gerber Technology's transformation and create an efficient and comprehensive platform that enables our customers' digital transformation initiatives. Gerber Technology and Lectra share a long history of innovation and customer focus, and together they will create an even stronger company capable of delivering best-in-class technology solutions globally,“ said Mohit Uberoi, CEO of Gerber Technology.
The strategic combination of Gerber Technology and Lectra will create an advanced technology partnership capable of rapidly meeting changing customer needs and delivering even more value through seamlessly integrated solutions.
The combined company's global reach will also increase its ability to serve customers around the world through increased resources and the combined strength of Gerber Technology and Lectra's sales and support teams.
 “Today is a historic day for our companies that will bring tremendous opportunities for future growth. We will have investments in innovation and technological capabilities that will be of great benefit to the industry. They will allow us to create long-term value for our customers and our shareholders,“ concluded Daniel Harari, President and CEO of Lectra. “We are delighted to welcome Gerber Technology's talented group of professionals to the Lectra team. Bringing the two teams together will showcase the strength of our fantastic employees. Together we will be able to grow and expand our services and help customers accelerate their digital transformation.“

FederlegnoArredo: new professionals for the digital and green transition

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Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 07/03/2022

Digital Acceleration: Lectra wins Grand Prix BFM Business 2020

Recognition of Lectra's commitment to become a leading player in Industry 4.0 in its markets by 2030
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 29/10/2020
Company: Lectra Italia

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Acimall economic survey: positive also for the fourth quarter of 2017

Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
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