Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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 2019: the future of the woodworking industry

From 27 to 31 May, Hannover Ligna 2019, the world's most important event for the wood processing and treatment industry, will take place.
This year's edition sees record numbers: more than 130,000 m² of net area, more than 1,500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, confirming an increasingly international profile.
Innovation is undoubtedly at the heart of Ligna: live demonstrations, IoT platforms, research projects and networking opportunities will be on show in all the pavilions.
In fact, it is the innovative technologies that are driving the entire woodworking sector.
Andreas Gruchow, of Deutsche Messe CdA said that the presence of leading manufacturers makes Hanover the global hotspot for the industry. “In 2019, LIGNA will again be the appointment with innovation for the sector, as many exhibitors will align their development cycles with the frequency of the event. Visitors to the fair can therefore see for themselves how integrated production is developing and how it benefits them,“ added Gruchow.


The three themes of the Wood Industry Summit


Three themes are at the heart of Ligna 2019: “Integrated Woodworking - Customized Solutions“, “Smart Surface Technology“ and “Access to Resources and Technology“.
One of the most important topics for the industry is precisely the increased efficiency of production facilities through the various possible applications of IoT; in these scenarios man is supported by cyberphysical systems such as collaborative robots and autonomously guided transport systems and by an intelligent factory assistant.
The “Smart Surface Technology“ theme will instead propose innovative technologies for the creation of tactile surfaces, opaque or reflective, in line with the latest trends, and also digital printing, embossing of decorations, control systems, spray painting systems of the latest generation, examples of use of robots. Digitisation and automation also play a decisive role in this area.
The third theme, “Access to Resources and Technology“, is aimed primarily at those working in the early woodworking industry to facilitate their access to new developing markets.
The exhibition layout of LIGNA, modified last year with the division into seven areas of offer, has received unanimous approval from exhibitors and visitors and will therefore be proposed again this year.

Plug&Work: a working group to define a common language

A specific project for the wood industry
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/06/2019

SCM at Xylexpo 2018: cutting-edge technological solutions

Great success for "Scm Digital Days", SCM's digital and smart Open House
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 30/01/2018
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Xylexpo 2018: a quality fair in a growing market

An international appointment where the protagonist is technological innovation
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 25/01/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 29/12/2017
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

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

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

Positive trend for woodworking technology
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 09/02/2017