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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 innovative cutting solutions of Versalis and Vector of Lectra

The optimization of project, development and production

Lectra is global leader in the production of technological solutions integrated (software, automatic solutions and associated services) specifically conceived for the sectors which use textile fabric, leather, technical fabrics and composite materials for the creation of their products. Lectra solutions allow in fact the customer to automatize and to optimize project, development and production of their goods.
It is the case of Erpo, one of the most important German manufacturer of stuffed furnishing of high quality. He chose Versalis®, the innovative Lectra solution for the cutting leather, and he undersigned with Lectra further consulting services and optimization of the production.
Client of Lectra for ten years, Erpo has proposed a furniture of excellence highly customizable, realizing many of his products with manual techniques and leather of high quality. Today, to increase the productivity and to optimize the employment of materials, the company has chosen to use Versalis; a single solution Versalis has developed the same massive structure of work of the two solutions for the cutting leather used by Erpo until now. The software of automatic positioning will allow the company to reduce the consumption of materials of over 5%, assuring at the same time a homogeneous quality. Besides the experts of Lectra will work in close contact with Erpo to integrate the cutting solution inside the business actual processes of production.  
Also the British producer of stuffed furniture, Sherborne Upholstery has chosen the Lectra solutions for his rooms of leather and textile fabric.
Sherborne Upholstery is one of the most ancient British family-run company producer of stuffed furniture. Sherborne has been realizing stuffed furniture for over 85 years and for decades it has been market leader of reclining armchairs, both manual and electric, with sofas and chairs in leather and textile fabric.
Experts of Lectra worked in close contact with Sherborne Upholstery in order to propose a complete solution for rooms cut of leather and textile fabric able to satisfy his actual and future demands. The decisive factor for Sherborne Upholstery has been the exceptional quality of the cut, the output of the leather and the savings of material furnished by Versalis®. With Versalis, Sherborne Upholstery will be able to increase the output of the leather up to 9,5%, to reduce the remnants of two-thirds and to strengthen the efficiency of seam of 10% thanks to the best quality and to the uniformity of the cut pieces.
“It struck us not only the high technology and the impeccable services of Lectra, but also his competence in the automatization of the cut room.
This one will transform the way of our work and it will provide meaningful savings and a best efficiency to allow our activity to keep on growing in this competitive market“, Chris Walker affirmed, managing director of Sherborne Upholstery.
Sherborne Upholstery has also decided to update his obsolete cut room with the implementation of two automated ultramodern solutions of cut Vector®, that will increase production capacity.
“We saw a market recovery for furnishings in the United Kingdom last year and we are proud that Sherborne has chosen Lectra to sustain his ambition and his strategy to implement and to optimize his cut rooms“, Céline Choussy Bedouet affirms, since July 1st 2016 named Manager Marketing and Communications Officer of Lectra.