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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.

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

Eight of Europe's leading manufacturers of woodworking machines have formed a working group to define a common language that allows continuous communication between machines of different brands.
The production of the furniture industry today increasingly requires the implementation of digital processes to gain efficiency and competitiveness through integrated data management and analysis. This means that woodworking machines must be connected to each other and form a production network that is in turn connected to an ERP/MES system or in cloud. Therefore, without a standard communication protocol linking machines from different suppliers, it is always necessary to use software programming, thus affecting efficiency and costs.
This is the reason why this specific project for the wood industry, called P&W, was created: “Plug & Work“, based on the OPC UA (Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture) standard, promoted by the OPC Foundation, an international non-profit organization.
The project was launched during the last edition of Ligna, the most important trade fair in the world for the wood processing and treatment industry.


The P&W working group

P&W's main working group is made up of these eight industry leaders:Altendorf, Biesse Group, Bürkle, Homag, Ima Schelling Group, SCM Group, Weber, Weinig-Holzher.
Under the auspices of Eumabois, the European federation of woodworking machinery manufacturers' associations, and Vdma, the German woodworking machinery association, the P&W working group is currently defining a standardised semantic architecture specifically for the woodworking industry. The plan aims to finalize this ambitious and challenging project at the beginning of 2020. In order to maximize the benefits for customers of the woodworking industry worldwide, the P&W working group is also collaborating with the counterpart of the machine tool manufacturers, who are developing a specific language called UMATI (Universal Machine Tool Interface) dedicated to machine tools.
This project will ensure that carpenters who choose solutions from any company participating in the P&W work group can easily and seamlessly integrate their machines regardless of the brand and IoT solution chosen.

Woodworking technologies: positive signals from the Eumabois General Assembly

Officially presented also the new Eumabois website with a completely renewed and modern graphics
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/12/2021

The General Assembly of Eumabois confirms in its entirety the Board of Directors

The Council will pursue very important projects for the future of the European woodworking industry
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 18/12/2019

LIGNA 2019: the future of the woodworking industry

The event confirms its increasingly international profile
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 24/04/2019

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: Fairs
Publication date: 03/01/2018

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

Biesse at Ligna 2017: think forward

Creating innovation through integrated solutions
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 25/05/2017
Company: Biesse s.p.a.