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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.

Technologies for woodworking: 2022 also ends with a positive sign
2022 ends with another positive sign for the world of machines, equipment, tools for woodworking and the furniture industry. This is what emerges from the data processed by the Study Office of Acimall, the association that brings together manufacturers of wood technology: in fact, total production has reached a value of 2,646 million euros, 4.6 per cent more than the record already set in 2021.


Positive signals for the sector

As regards exports, there are signs of substantial stability, reaching 1,757 million euros (up 1% compared to 2021), while sales on the domestic market amount to 889 million euros, a good 12.1% more than to the already excellent results achieved last year.

Imports are growing, reaching 257 million euros, up 5.3 percent on 2021, and bringing the trade balance to a positive balance of 1,500 million euros; essentially the same value as in 2021, on which the increase was 0.2%.

The apparent consumption of our country therefore stands at 1,146 million euros, a good 10.8 percent more than last year.

Italian companies continue to invest

These results show that the companies in the sector are confirming the successes achieved in the last two years also for 2022, albeit with a lower percentage growth.

After all, the reference are the record indicators achieved in 2021 and furthermore 2022 had to face an extremely complex situation caused by the war in Ukraine, by the increase in energy costs, by the closure of many markets and by the continuing difficulty in procuring components and materials prime.

These elements made their weight felt especially in the last quarter of 2022 with results that obviously influenced the final balance.

Excellent results were recorded on the domestic front where Italian companies, also driven by incentives from the central authorities, continued to invest in woodworking machinery and technologies, to renew their machinery fleet.

Forecast for 2023

The forecasts for 2023 for the woodworking machinery and technology sector are somewhat difficult: the persistence of the complex situation at a global level, the general economic climate which does not seem destined to change for the moment and the strong technological renewal of companies in the last years push towards cautious optimism which could translate into a substantial confirmation of the positive levels achieved this year.

Xylexpo postponed: next appointment will be in 2022

The conditions prevented the smooth running of an event with an international dimension.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 27/07/2020

Xylexpo 2020, biennial technology and supplies for the furniture and wood industry, is postponed

The event will be organized in the second half of the year, on a date to be defined as followspata
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 10/03/2020

Positive results for CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018

Strong demand for quality, design and sustainability
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 04/05/2018

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 03/01/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 29/12/2017
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 19/12/2017

Acimall: a team to successfully face the challenges of the future

Re-elected President Lorenzo Primultini
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 05/07/2017

Biesse at Ligna 2017: think forward

Creating innovation through integrated solutions
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 25/05/2017
Company: Biesse s.p.a.

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

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