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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: two innovative solutions for the furniture industry 4.0

The International Advanced Technology and Conference Center (IATC) in Lectra, Bordeaux-Cestas, France, hosted the event entitled “How to breathe new life into furniture production“, which was attended by over 50 guests and industry experts from 12 countries.
For the occasion, Lectra presented two innovative solutions for Industry 4.0: Furniture on Demand by Lectra and Versalis® 2019.
During the meeting, the experts highlighted how the acceleration of digital transformation and the adoption of the principles of Industry 4.0 have led furniture manufacturers to meet the demands of original products, optimally designed and manufactured, sold at the appropriate price and delivered in the shortest possible time.
It is Lectra's Industry Strategy 4.0 that provides furniture manufacturers with cutting-edge solutions to produce faster, at lower cost and with far more customization options than in previous years.


Furniture on Demand by Lectra: a complete solution

Furniture on Demand by Lectra is the range developed specifically for the furniture industry and complies with the principles of Industry 4.0. It is the first complete solution available on the market, from order processing to cutting, and consists of two packages: Made to Order and Made to Customize.
Using artificial intelligence, data, Industrial Internet of Things, and cloud technology, Furniture on Demand by Lectra enables you to manage and optimize small batches and produce custom orders.  After launching the Made to Order package a year ago, Lectra now offers the new Made to Customize package, which enhances its offering by introducing more automation and intelligence.
Made to Customize, available from September 2019, accelerates time-to-market by minimizing errors. With this process, companies wishing to extend their customization offering beyond fabric selection can combine the pattern, fabrics and components of the product directly from the end customer's order, which will automatically be transformed into a cutting order and transferred to the cutting room.


Versalis 2019: Lectra's innovative digital leather cutting solution

Versalis 2019, Lectra's latest generation digital leather cutting solution, is aimed at companies that produce upholstered leather furniture, improving productivity and making the entire production cycle more efficient.
The new API (Application Programming Interface) strengthens the integration between Versalis and the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, allowing the direct transfer of work orders to the cutting line. Versalis 2019 also improves access to production data with a series of KPI (Key Performance Indicator). In fact, during the digitization and unloading phases of the skins, the use of augmented reality improves the comfort and performance of the operators, reducing waste to a minimum and avoiding sorting errors.


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's Vector iX fabric cutting system: innovation increases production speed

Frigerio Armchairs and Sofas adopts innovative technology while maintaining its quality as a handmade product
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 19/11/2019
Company: Lectra Italia

Lectra: an event for a digital future in furniture production

Making unit and small-scale production more agile and profitable
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/08/2018
Company: Lectra Italia

Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 23/03/2018
Company: GREDA Srl

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

Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/03/2018

Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 19/12/2017

Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 18/12/2017
Company: Lectra Italia

Lectra Versalis: leather processing and cutting machinery

Machinery to optimize the process of processing and cutting leather.
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 28/05/2014