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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.

SCM presents the human-sized Smart Factory at Ligna

In an exhibition space of over 4,000 square meters, SCM presented at Ligna 2019, the world's most important trade fair for the wood processing and treatment industry, the “Smart&Human Factory“, its vision of the factory of the future for the furniture industry.
It is a system of flexible, automated, modular and easily reconfigurable cells, integrated by anthropomorphic and collaborative industrial robots and programmable autonomously guided intelligent shuttles, able to move and work alongside the operator in total safety.
Created to respond effectively and quickly to the demands of Mass Customisation, this intelligent factory is still on a human scale: the latest generation SCM cells can in fact be composed at the request of the customer to adapt to its processing needs.
The “Smart&Human Factory“ is therefore a cutting-edge production model with highly flexible and modular automation systems and human-robot interaction.


The “Smart&Human Factory“ presented in Ligna

The system presented by SCM at Ligna is just one example of the possible configurations that the “Smart&Human Factory“ can take on the basis of the specific needs of the individual company, an example that helps to understand the ability of this system to respond promptly to all orders from the market, customizing them according to the requirements and at the same time reducing the problems caused, at the logistical level, by a custom mass production.
Also at Ligna 2019, SCM presented the new model of “Smart&Human Factory“ also in the space dedicated to the treatment of surfaces where the doors were processed with the help of a dmc system, a machine designed to meet the needs of medium and large companies that require the highest quality in sanding and finishing operations.


Excellent economic results for the SCM Group

The SCM Group closed 2018 with a turnover that exceeded 700 million euros resistering a growth of 15%, of which more than 70% concerned the Divisione Legno with more than 500 million and an increase of more than 15% over the previous year.
These figures confirm the Group's solidity also thanks to the widest range of technological and digital solutions available at international level for the world of second woodworking, which ranges from craftsmen to large industries.

Campus and Smart&Human Factory: two important initiatives of SCM Group

The new SCM Group Training Center and the intelligent factory
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 23/03/2018
Company: GREDA Srl

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

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

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

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

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