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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.

The economic crisis is not sparing. The area of ??the house, including its accessories, continues to suffer from the uncertainty of the moment; families postpone the purchase of durable goods for the house which, although characterized by a favorable proposal prices, showed a decline in both sales that the turnover.

In 2012, the strong brake on consumption, at a value of -6.4%, lower than the previous year, but still negative, does this look like a 2013 year interim.

Specifically, the market for mobile and articles for furniture, which had held in the two years the 2010/2011 reveals a sharp drop in demand. To affect this negative trend include, in addition to the economic crisis and the consequent uncertainty, lack of incentives and the complexity of the real estate market, in addition, to punish purchases of furniture contributes, there is degradation of power purchase of homes and the possibility of more and more difficult to access credit.

Although the increase in incentives for the redevelopment of the housing stock, the continuing sluggish adjustment phase of investment in construction, allows to estimate a weak recovery, not before the middle of 2013. The question will be directed to the large retail chains, characterized by an offer more economical than that of independent distributors of furniture.

If we take as an example the kitchen market, although more than two thirds of the sales of kitchens are still conveyed by independent changes of consumers, in this period of crisis, because of the above-mentioned points, are directed to the purchase of products by format with a high degree of savings, such as large surfaces and mercatoni, which went from a turnout from 19% in 2011 to 23% in 2012. The downsizing of the market share of independents was the result of both a reduction in volumes and a reduction in the average price, which reflect the choices for limiting expenditures for the purchase / renewal of kitchen space.

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