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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.

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

As we wait for final figures, the Studies Office of Acimall – the Confindustria member association that represents the companies of this excellent “made in Italy” sector – estimates that production in 2016 amounted to 2,078 million euro, 11.5 percent more than 1,864 in 2015.
This percent variation is very similar to the result of 2015 versus 2014, when an 11.7 percent increase was recorded.
The growth of export was slower: in 2016, sales abroad amounted to 1,486 million euro, 5.1 percent more than in 2015, when export had grown much stronger by 12.7 percent versus 2014.
These are positive signs, compared to a domestic market that – driven by public incentives and measures to support industrial activity and, more in general, consumption – in 2016 amounted to 592 million euro, as much as 31.6 percent more than total sales on the domestic market in the previous year. So, growth endures and we are finally benefiting from an economic trend supported not only by our extraordinary propensity to export, but also by a domestic market that is much more willing to invest in instrumental goods.
The analysis by the Studies Office of Acimall also highlights further signals, namely a wider and wider gap between small businesses on one side and big companies on the other: current markets, following the transformations we all know, are rewarding bigger organizations, companies that can face the global scenario with an organic, systematic and consistent approach. To be honest, this trend has been clear for one decade at least, but probably, many companies have not paid the level of attention that, according to the analysts of the Confindustria member association, will be necessary in the future.
Nevertheless, preliminary 2016 results give reason for satisfaction and optimism, showing that the industry's record production levels, i.e. 2,159 million euro in 2007, are getting closer.
However, it will be more and more important to monitor the big destination markets of “made in Italy” woodworking technology. First of all countries like Russia and Brazil, currently characterized by “complicated” economic, political and financial conditions, but also increasing competition from China in South-East Asia or stability in the United States, a customer that in recent years had increased its orders to Italian companies by 40 percent.  

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