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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.

New version of Lectra's Versalis® Offline: production speed and material savings

Versalis® Offline, the new digital leather cutting solution developed by Lectra for leather furniture manufacturers, evolves further and features a new functionality to increase production speed and material savings.
Designed to maximize the efficiency of the entire production cycle, Versalis Offline allows manufacturers to optimize the cutting process while increasing productivity, marker efficiency and ergonomics.


The new version of Versalis ® Offline offers excellent performance

The novelty of Versalis Offline is its modularity that allows you to manage operations in multiple sites. The cutting solution can in fact be combined with different digitizing stations resulting in a higher production speed, which can reach up to 20 skins per hour. The automatic nesting also allows to increase material savings up to 10% compared to the manual process.
Versalis Offline's production process is divided into three phases, digitizing the hides, placing on several hides and finally cutting the selected parts, but each activity can be performed in parallel, a very important factor that significantly improves flexibility and performance.
Thanks to the power of automation, cutting operators no longer have to perform time-consuming operations and can thus exploit their skills in more creative and value-added activities.


Better and standardized quality

Lectra's digitizing station with infrared and augmented reality cameras allows the operator to virtually identify skin defects without the need to physically mark them. Skin can be digitized faster by working with two operators simultaneously, saving up to 2% material by placing markings as close as possible to highlighted defects.
A new multi-leather nesting station with state-of-the-art computing power allows manufacturers to place pieces, cut them and test nesting strategies for up to 30 nesting combinations in the same work order, in a very short time, while also increasing leather yield by up to 3% compared to standard automatic nesting.
The system provides assistance in unloading cut parts, limiting sorting errors during unloading and improving operator productivity.


A more compact solution suitable even for limited space

The new Versalis Offline cutting solution can be used with one head to cut large pieces or with two heads to increase productivity with small and medium sized pieces. The solution is also more compact than the previous version (3.2 m vs. 4.2 m) and can therefore be easily installed even in limited spaces.
Céline Choussy, Lectra's Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, explained how industrial IoT (Internet of Things) accelerates production by linking cutting room solutions to the IT environment. The new Versalis Offline not only helps increase labor productivity, but its modular options also increase operational flexibility and reduce production costs, ensuring an extremely rapid return on investment.

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

The digital challenge: a great opportunity for all companies

The pandemic has led to a strong acceleration towards digital, prompting companies to make increasing use of these new tools.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/08/2020

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

Scm Group: 2019 financial results confirm its financial solidity and reward innovation

The Group closes 2019 with a turnover of more than 700 million euros.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/01/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

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