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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.

Pre-sales Acimall: also the positive 2018 for the wood technology sector

The economic data examined by the Acimall Research Office, the Confindustrial Association representing the woodworking technology companies, indicate that 2018 was also a positive year. After a 2017 that had closed with an excellent growth of 11.6% on 2016, the preliminary 2018 mark a good 9.5% compared to 2017.In fact, production reached 2,487 million euros, while exports also grew by 1,694 million euros, or 6.5% more.The figures for imports were also positive, confirming the good state of health of the Italian industry that uses technologies for wood and its derivatives: € 239 million, 27.9% more than the € 187 million in 2017. Positive also the trade balance with 1,445 million euros, + 3.8%.These positive results for the sector are undoubtedly also connected to government incentives for investments in production technologies and in the direction of “Industry 4.0“.


Data for the fourth quarter of 2018

The data for the fourth quarter of 2018, on the other hand, show a slight slowdown in orders for Italian machines and technologies.On the one hand, the Italian market sees an excellent 17.9% more compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, but on the other hand there is a contrast of 13.6% of orders from abroad, a figure that brings the overall trend of orders for the period October-December 2018 at minus 3.2%.Italy therefore continues to be characterized by a positive sign, while the uncertainty that appears on foreign scenarios, linked above all to Brexit and to trade relations between the US and China, leads foreign investors to greater caution.The turnover in the fourth quarter of 2018 is however definitely positive with an excellent 19.2% more than in the same period of 2017.Other data from the Acimall survey show that the order book is 3.7 months against the 4 months in the previous quarter, while the price change during the whole of 2018 was 1.1%, same value recorded in 2017.


The forecast survey

The forecast survey carried out by Acimall does not offer positive results, but instead reveals a bit of concern especially for the short term.With regard to the internal market, the uncertainty is due to the remodulation of the tax incentives for Industry 4.0 envisaged by the Budget Law 2019, plus the reduction of funds for the tax credit on research and development investments and the elimination of the “Super-depreciation“ device.Concerns relating to Brexit and trade relations between the USA and China remain on the foreign market.For 6% of the sample there will be an increase in the internal market while 63% believe that the situation will be rather stable and 31% expect a contraction instead. On the foreign side, 19% are optimistic, 18% pessimistic, while 63% believe in the stability of the situation.

Acimall economic survey: positive also for the fourth quarter of 2017

Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/03/2018

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

Acimall: a team to successfully face the challenges of the future

Re-elected President Lorenzo Primultini
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 05/07/2017

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

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