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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 2021 postponed in autumn: it will be held from 27 September to 1 October

The Covid-19 pandemic, the growing restrictions and the renewed blockade due to the second wave have led to great uncertainty in the market. Uncertainty that has even more repercussions on the world of trade fairs, already hard hit in 2020, but which seems destined to make itself felt in the first half of 2021. In fact, not being able to predict what the evolution of contagions and the possibility of mobility of operators between different countries will be like, is pushing many exhibition organisers to evaluate the possibility of re-programming their calendars, especially for events with a greater international appeal.
Among these is Ligna, the world's leading trade fair for the wood processing and treatment industry, which is scheduled from 10 to 14 May and will be postponed in autumn, precisely from 27 September to 1 October 2021. This difficult decision was taken jointly by Deutsche Messe and the German association of machine and plant manufacturers VDMA following intense reflection and discussion related to the consequences of the pandemic.
Andreas Gruchow, member of the board of directors of Deutsche Messe, said: “The decision to postpone Ligna was very difficult for us, but it is the only consistent measure to give everyone involved in the planning, safety and time for preparations“.


Ligna 2021: privileged meeting point for wood professionals

With an average of more than 90,000 visitors, more than 1,500 exhibitors and 40,000 international guests, Ligna, a trade fair held every two years in Hanover, confirms itself as a privileged meeting point at a global level for all companies and professionals in the wood sector.
At Ligna entire fleets of machines are designed, assembled and presented in real time, which require long delivery times and high costs; this implies a planning of the fair that takes many months. Exhibitors must be assured of the presence of a sufficient number of international decision-makers as visitors. To ensure that the fair lives up to expectations, the organisers have decided to move to the autumn.
As co-organizer of Ligna, the VDMA also sees the postponement of the event date as the only effective means to successfully organize the fair in the interest of all participants. “The postponement of LIGNA is absolutely necessary. It is the most important platform in the world for our companies and customers in the woodworking industry,“ said Bernhard Dirr, Managing Director of the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association. “The industry needs this market. With LIGNA in September 2021, we want to send a signal of new impetus and investment in the global market.


The three guiding themes of Ligna 2021

Numerous innovations are expected for the 2021 edition of the fair, particularly in the three guiding themes of Ligna.21: Woodworking Transformation, Technologies for the production of wooden constructions and Process Technologies for Bioeconomy, i.e. the processing of ecological materials.
The theme related to the transformation of woodworking sees an increasing growth in digitisation, from data management via the cloud to augmented reality. Also very topical is green material processing, linked to the concept of the bioeconomy, an economy based on sustainable and renewable resources, which in addition to wood also covers coatings, liquids, lubricants, colours and 3D printing systems.

LIGNA.Innovation Network: new digital format in September 2021

The event was created to discuss new trends, present innovations and network with interested players.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 28/05/2021

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