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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.

SACE Export Report 2022: Italian exports of goods up by 10.3%

The Italian export of goods will grow this year by 10.3%, continuing to record a positive trend also in 2023 (+5%), when it will reach almost 600 billion euros, which will allow Italy to maintain almost unchanged its market share worldwide.

This is the positive figure that emerges from the latest SACE Export Report entitled "Expansive export. Global Challenges and the Value of Being There ”, presented during a live streaming made with and for Italian exporting companies, which shared their experience and the results achieved thanks also to the support of SACE.

The appointment, now in its 16th edition this year, is now the reference compass in the search for markets that allow for a more solid and diversified international positioning, an increasingly strategic aspect for Italian companies.


Italian exports, driving force for our economy

In an increasingly complex scenario, where geopolitical uncertainty, high prices and interruption of supply chains will be the main challenges for Italian exports, this will nevertheless prove to be a valuable driving force for our economy, even if it will be decidedly more expensive.

This year, as we said, Italian exports of goods in value will record a double-digit increase, driven in large part by the price factor, rather than by volume, which will instead express only + 2.6%.

So if this year is the "Expansive export" to push the value of Made in Italy, in 2023, in a still uncertain context, it will be the resilience of companies that will boost foreign sales, thanks also to the support of an ever wider range of insurance-financial and accompanying products and services offered by the SACE Group.

"We have the resources, tools and skills to face global challenges and keep the flag of Italian exports high in the world," commented SACE CEO Alessandra Ricci. "With an increasingly strategic approach, attention to new markets and thanks to all the insurance-financial support that our Group is able to offer, Italian companies can strengthen their competitiveness even in a complex time like this".


According to Sace's 2022 Export Report, we will also see large increases in value this year for the various export sectors, while the increases in volume will generally remain more contained. The return of global inflation will also be reflected in a decline in the purchasing power of businesses and households most in difficulty, which will be able to reduce the resources allocated to the purchase of consumer goods

The conflict in Ukraine is producing different effects in the various countries, albeit with less intensity than the health emergency. Advanced Europe is paying for the critical issues in the supply of inputs, especially energy ones, and the difficulties along global chains, but the economic structure of the countries allows them to mitigate, at least temporarily, these effects.

Among the areas that are benefiting from higher energy prices and new sources of supply sought by Europe, there is undoubtedly the Middle East and North Africa, especially in this area, with significant differences between exporting and non-exporting countries.

Analyzing emerging economies, numerous opportunities for our companies will derive from the public investment plans of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia or India, and from the growing inclusion in the supply chains of national players in Mexico or Colombia.

As for the Asian markets, China's potential remains high, despite a context that is currently less favorable from various points of view; however, Italian exports will be able to benefit from Vietnam's decidedly transformative industrial method.

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Exports still recorded positive data in the first nine months of 2022, but it is the growth trend that is progressively slowing down in the national territory
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 24/01/2023

Cleaf and Ernestomeda: a winning partnership

The synergy between the two companies allows to create high quality surfaces, able to guarantee surprising results in terms of aesthetics and materiality
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 20/01/2023
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Export: Sace Report 2021 estimates 11.3% growth of Italian exports

The strong rebound of the global economy will drive Made in Italy sales to higher levels than pre-pandemic levels
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 24/09/2021

Sace's 2021 Risk Map: companies can look to 2021 with cautious optimism

An interactive online world map outlining risk profiles for exporting companies
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 08/03/2021

Sace's Export 2020 Report: a new start for exports

After a sharp decline in 2020, Italian exports are expected to recover robustly as early as 2021
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 15/09/2020