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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.


Ligna 2015, the specialized exhibition of machinery, equipment and tools for woodworking, which was held in Hanover from 11th to 15th May, ended with great satisfaction of all operators involved. The exhibition acted as a showcase of many technological innovations and of the rapid advancement of Industry 4.0 in the processing and treatment of wood.
“The exhibitors presented their latest developments to a global audience, revealing the new, high standards already achieved through communication between man, machine and intelligent tools in the woodworking and furniture industry”, Jochen Köckler, of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Messe, said, and added: “The new, pioneering technologies are the key to the success of craftsmanship, which can in this way adopt integrated production in its operations”.
The excellent results of LIGNA reaffirm its role of world leading trade fair for the sector: of the 96,000 visitors in total registered, in effect, about 40,000 were from abroad, especially from Austria, France, Italy, the USA, the UK, Russia, Belgium, Poland , Sweden, China and Brazil.
1,567 exhibitors presented at the fair their advanced solutions and technologies and their innovative production facilities covering an area of ​​over 120,000 square meters, focusing on high efficiency integrated production. The new “Wood Industry Summit” recorded broad support and great interest, and raised also the just as new “Surprisingly versatile” theme. “The excellent results of this year are summed up in the three unanimous comments of exhibitors and visitors: excellent international profile, impressive innovative thrust, increased attendance of top managers”, Köckler says.
The attendance of Asian visitors registered a significant increase, rising from 2,800 in 2013 to 4,700. From the Middle and the Near East there was an increase by 86 percent, and from Southern, Eastern and Central Asia an increase by 62 percent. From South America and Central America Ligna attracted 2,800 visitors, again with a sharp increase compared to 2013 (1,700).
Live demonstrations of the production of individual pieces of furniture as part of presentations that simulated the environment of the factory received the greatest attention from visitors, who had the opportunity to see firsthand the amazing benefits of networked production and to gather information to support their future investment decisions. The exhibitors' presentations focused on the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of the new solutions.
The next Ligna will be held in Hanover from 22nd to 26th May 2017.