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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.

Raw materials: rising prices worry the entire wood-furniture chain

The last few months have seen increases in some raw materials such as timber (+35%), metals (+50%), polyurethane (+45%), leather (+15%), textiles (+10%) and plastics (+6%), probably due to the imbalances caused by the pandemic on the world economic scene.
Dramatic increases were also seen in the prices of forestry raw materials destined for the construction market: construction timber increased by 60-70% compared to September 2020 trade negotiations.
These are the figures illustrated by Assolegno, the national association of primary processing industries and wood builders, during the webconference on “Dear materials and supplies: market vision“ attended by a large number of companies and professionals.


Programmed management of our forest heritage

Italy's forest heritage has tripled in 70 years, but imports of raw materials account for 80%. “Angelo Luigi Marchetti, chairman of Assolegno, an association that is part of FederlegnoArredo, explained: “Our objective is to tackle high prices in a constructive and proactive manner.
The solution to high prices may come from the wood itself, or rather from a planned management of our forest heritage, from the enhancement of the national forest. Thanks to its management, based on interaction between the public and private sectors, wood imports could be reduced by almost half.
A national cluster should be created for the management and enhancement of local forest resources,“ concludes Marchetti, “which would be able to divert about 600 million euros of private intervention to marginal, pre-alpine and Apennine areas, which in turn would generate economies of scale, creating jobs and safeguarding the forest, to the benefit of companies and the territory.


Synergies and collaboration strategies for the wood-furniture supply chain

Alessandro Calcaterra, president of Fedecomlegno, FederlegnoArredo's national association of wood raw material importers, traders and agents, pointed out in his speech that these increases in forest raw material prices, mainly due to a reduction in production capacity following the pandemic, are set to continue at least until next autumn/winter. However, it is feared that some of the increases compared to pre-Covid prices will become structural.
Faced with this shock,“ says Calcaterra, “the wood-furnishing supply chain must pull itself together and find synergies and new innovative collaboration strategies. The solution of activating short supply chains by making greater use of Italy's forestry heritage is also an objective that should certainly be cultivated, focusing above all on increasing productivity, sustainable management and forest certification“.

In the photo: Angelo Luigi Marchetti, chairman of Assolegno, and Alessandro Calcaterra, chairman of Fedecomlegno.

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The 2018 preliminary results of Federlegno confirm the recovery of the furniture sector

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