Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Smart technologies and digital services: SCM provides woodworking companies with remote support

SCM has decided not to participate in the next edition of Holz-Handwerk, the fair in Nuremberg, already postponed to the new dates 16-19 June 2020, due to the protracted health emergency COVID-19 that is hitting European countries and the rest of the world more and more critically.
To date, moreover, the continuous evolution of the epidemic makes it impossible to predict when the world socio-economic scenario will be able to stabilize again, in Europe as in the rest of the world, thus ensuring the smooth running of the activities of all the protagonists of the wood industry.
In order to continue to be at the side of customers even from afar, in this period of emergency, SCM further enhances smart technologies and digital services, offering its support to woodworking machinery companies, from large industry to craftsmen, from furniture to windows and doors to carpentry.


Latest generation digital technologies and services

Technological innovation, digital factory and all-round customer support services: these are SCM's primary objectives to continue to be at the side of all professionals in the sector thanks to its Smart&Human Factory: smart technologies and latest-generation digital services are further enhanced in such a delicate period as the one we are going through.
Practical demonstrations, training and optimization of maintenance and service activities are also continuing remotely thanks to the IoTMaestro connect“ platform that offers immediate access to a wide range of digital services to allow woodworking operators to be supported by the SCM team even in “virtual“ mode.
One of these is the “Smartech“ digital augmented reality assistance service: through a wearable computer and dedicated management software, SCM experts can diagnose and solve problems in real time. Smartech incorporates video, camera, microphone and speaker functions with wireless connectivity. This allows for two-way communication with interactive data sharing, without requiring the operator's hands.


e-Campus“ platform: smart technology for all training activities

Online courses, video tutorials, “virtual“ classrooms in which to share with qualified teachers and experts, strategic and targeted content on the main technological challenges related to the world of woodworking. Thanks to the “e-Campus“ platform, with its smart technology, all the training activities aimed at the technicians of the branches, dealers and customers of the international SCM network continue in a simple and fast way. The offer of Campus, the SCM Group's Training Centre, is accessible in a single virtual space, with two main objectives: to continue to encourage, even remotely, the updating of the skills of the SCM team dedicated to sales and technical assistance activities and to offer customers an increasingly advanced 360° support service.

Bespoke Infinite Line refrigerators by Samsung: premium aesthetics and top performance

The new range, which includes fridge, freezer and wine cellar, will arrive in Italy in the first quarter of 2023
Category: Refrigerators and freezers
Publication date: 16/01/2023

The Smart Home market: research by the Internet of Things Observatory

According to survey results 69% of consumers know about the smart home, 43% own a smart object
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/03/2021

interzum 2021: a hybrid exhibition format for a safe and purposeful fair

The important event dedicated to supplies, components and semi-finished products for the furniture industry is confirmed from 4 to 7 May 2021.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 06/12/2020
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

imm cologne 2021 a hybrid format with a targeted exhibition section and a digital platform

From 20th to 23rd January 2021 in Cologne, a special edition that radically changes the traditional course of the exhibition.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 26/10/2020

"Cosentino We", the new global community for professionals in the sector

Digital platform offers new opportunities for architects, designers and marble workers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

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