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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 Italian kitchen furniture market: a complete picture from the new Csil Report

CSIL, the Centro Studi Industria Leggera that celebrates its 40 years of activity this year, has drawn up a new report on “The Italian kitchen furniture market“. As usual, the report offers a complete picture of the kitchen furniture sector in Italy, providing data and trends in kitchen furniture production and consumption, imports and exports.


The Italian kitchen furniture market: breakdown and structure of the report

Within the report we find the prices of kitchen furniture, the marketing policies, the distribution system and the main players, as well as the value and weight of household appliances on kitchen furniture sales.
The offer of kitchen furniture is divided by door material, (solid wood, veneer, laminate, thermoplastics, lacquered, melamine, aluminium, glass), kitchen style, (classic, country, modern, design, high technology), colour, (white, glossy, neutral, wood appearance), door finish (glossy, matt) and worktop material (solid surface materials, natural and composite stone, quartz, laminate, ceramic slabs, steel, aluminium, wood, glass).
The exports and imports of Italian kitchen furniture are indicated by country and geographical area of origin/destination. The trend of factory prices of kitchens, data on production concentration and employment as well as the main financial indicators for a sample of companies are also provided.
As far as distribution is concerned, the analysis addresses the following distribution channels: direct sales/contract, specialised kitchen retailers, furniture stores, purchasing groups, furniture chains and department stores.
The competitive system analyses sales data, market shares together with short company profiles of the main kitchen furniture manufacturers on the domestic market (as a whole and by macro geographical areas), on the foreign market and by average factory price.
The report considers both kitchen furniture and built-in appliances sold through this channel. An overview of the sales of the main built-in appliances divided by category (Sinks, Hobs, Ovens, Hoods, Refrigerators, Dishwashers) is included in the report. Also included is a list of addresses of about 80 of the main Italian manufacturers of kitchen furniture.


The Italian kitchen furniture market: economic analysis

In 2020, Italian kitchen furniture manufacturers will see an inevitable decline in sales in the domestic market of an estimated 12%. However, most companies have the technological, organizational, human and financial potential to participate in a market recovery process that will be completed in no less than two years.
The top ten companies in the sector control about 60% of production and in 2019 they consolidated their positions both in Italy and abroad. Among others, we observe a sustained growth in production for Veneta Cucine ed Arredo 3, sales in Italy for Lube (in the photo, the Clover kitchen), Turi and Stosa, and sales in foreign markets for Snaidero, Boffi and Poliform. A further increase in market share has been recorded on the national market for large distribution, both Mondo Convenienza and Ikea.
An element of strength of Italian kitchens remains the close relationship with the built-in appliance industry, which accounts for about 27% of sales of kitchen manufacturers in the domestic market. On the national territory, kitchen furniture manufacturers are present with almost 430 showrooms and abroad with 180.
As far as trends are concerned, which already emerged in 2019 and early 2020, there is an increasingly important role of technology, a greater attention to sustainability issues, the introduction of PET for the finishing of doors, the growing presence of larger container modules including special cabinets and finally the offer of kitchen models specifically dedicated to the outdoors.

The Csil Report “Il mercato italiano dei mobili per cucina“, written in Italian language, is available at the price of euro 1600 + VAT.

POLI.design and Italy China Foundation: strategic agreement for the promotion of the culture of Italian design in China

The collaboration includes the creation of educational programs, training initiatives aimed at students and companies, and cultural events
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/05/2022

CSIL World Furniture Outlook: positive forecast for the furniture sector

The individual sectors of kitchen furniture, office furniture, upholstered furniture and mattresses also benefit from the positive trend
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 12/01/2022

Csil: available the June Forecast Note for the furniture sector in Italy

A preview of the November edition of the Forecast Report on the Furniture Sector in Italy, 2022-24
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 12/07/2021

Csil report on the 200 largest furniture companies in the world

The study provides a comparative analysis and detailed profiles of the world's leading furniture manufacturers
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/03/2021

CSIL report: scenarios and forecasts for the furniture sector in Italy in 2021-2023

In 2021 a likely rebound effect should support the growth of economic activity
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 23/12/2020

“Linea” built-in appliances collection by Smeg: aesthetics and innovation

Expression of Made in Italy style and technology for kitchens
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 16/08/2018
Company: Smeg S.p.A

Keepheat by Hoover, the first oven also designed to preserve

A cutting edge product equipped with the innovative ExeverTM technology
Category: built-in ovens for the kitchen
Publication date: 28/03/2018

New NEXT oven of Smalvic

Innovation, design and functionality
Category: built-in ovens for the kitchen
Publication date: 28/02/2017

New conic foot for furniture of Scilm

Adjustable both internally and externally
Category: Small parts for furniture
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Company: Scilm S.p.A.