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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 performance of Italian technologies was positive also in the first quarter of 2018

The Italian technologies dedicated to the furniture industry and wood processing and its derivatives mark a very positive first quarter of 2018. According to the usual quarterly survey by Acimall, the Italian woodworking machinery and accessories manufacturers' association, the data for the first quarter of 2018 confirm the excellent performance of 2017, a year that marked a 10% increase in production, 5% compared to the previous year for a value of 2.27 billion euro, an exceptional figure for the sector.

The period January-March 2018 shows a growth of 19.2% compared to the same three months of 2017. It is once again the export to be the driving force for the sector with a + 22.1% on the first quarter of 2017; even the domestic market grows even if with less striking values, however, reaching a remarkable 3.7%. In Italy, the market seems to show a sort of period of reflection after the investment boom of the past months in the wake of the provisions concerning “Industry 4.0“.

The order book for 3.4 months was also positive (3.6 in the previous quarter), while prices from 1 January showed a slight increase (0.6%).

According to the qualitative survey prepared by Acimall for the first quarter of 2018, 65 percent of the sample considers the production trend to be positive, while it is judged steady by 29 percent and down by 6 percent.

Employment is judged stable by 35 percent of the sample, up from 53 percent, down for the remaining 12 percent.

As for stocks, they are considered stable for 65 percent of respondents, up 29 percent, down 6 percent.

The results achieved so far hope Italian companies to hope for the future of the next few months: 41 percent of those interviewed expect an increase in foreign orders, while for 47 percent they will be stationary; down by 12%. In terms of the internal market, 23% of respondents is confident, while 65% expect that sales within the borders will be stable and 12% believe they will decrease.

Xylexpo 2018: a quality fair in a growing market

An international appointment where the protagonist is technological innovation
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 25/01/2018

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

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