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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 Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Last 14 May, Confindustria presented its annual report on the industrial system, entitled “Dove va l'industria italiana”, at its Assolombarda headquarters in Milan.
The report highlighted how world manufacturing is coming out of a long phase of development, which took place under the sign of globalization, which had seen the emergence, at world level, of a multilateral vision of international trade and a progressive liberalization of markets. The exit from this phase has placed the industrial economies in front of completely new paths.
Italy, which is still the seventh manufacturing power in the world, is facing a strongly changed context in which the support guaranteed up to now by international demand risks being reduced, while on the other hand the question of the structurally weak domestic market is still unresolved.
In this context, as the Report shows, the persistent weakness of investment demand stands out, strongly penalised by the collapse of the public component dedicated to infrastructure. The private component itself, even if supported by policies to encourage the transformation of manufacturing into a 4.0 key, is also affected by the climate of growing uncertainty, both from an economic and political point of view.


Industry 4.0: hyper-depreciation

The Confindustria report underlines the need for Italian industry to make progress in the digital field. A significant part of the Italian production system has in fact long since taken the path of qualitative upgrading to be competitive on prices and to be able to enter niche markets where there is greater added value.
It is necessary to continue to encourage the digitalization process with hyper-depreciation, an important fiscal tool that allows a progressive digitalization.
Hyper-depreciation has been the main measure with which the Italian Government has supported investments in capital goods by companies in recent years. In the Report, estimates by the  Centro Studi of Confindustria and the Finance Department of the Ministry of Finance on the amount of investments facilitated by the measure in force in 2017, show that the measure has been a great success by Italian companies, with about 10 billion euros spent on investments in machinery and equipment 4.0.
It also emerged that more than 80% of the subsidised companies belong to the manufacturing sector. The metal products sector is in the lead (26% of investments in machinery and equipment 4.0), ahead of instrumental and chemical mechanics (both at 9%).
The hyper-depreciation was used mainly by companies in Northern Italy (86% of investments): Lombardy (35%) followed by Veneto (17%) and Emilia Romagna (16%). All the southern regions have very low levels of investment, with the exception of Sicily, which, with a quota of subsidised investments of 3%, is on a par with Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the upper part of the ranking.
Another interesting element emerged in the report: this measure of tax incentive, which was initially thought to be dedicated exclusively to large companies, was actually widely used by small and medium enterprises. The 96% of the beneficiaries, to whom 66% of the investments supported correspond, are composed of companies with less than 250 employees. 35% of 4.0 investments are even attributable to companies with less than 50 employees.

The digital challenge: a great opportunity for all companies

The pandemic has led to a strong acceleration towards digital, prompting companies to make increasing use of these new tools.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/08/2020

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

Scm Group: 2019 financial results confirm its financial solidity and reward innovation

The Group closes 2019 with a turnover of more than 700 million euros.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/01/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

New version of Lectra's Versalis® Offline: production speed and material savings

The evolution of the digital leather cutting solution offers furniture manufacturers excellent performances
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Company: Lectra Italia

Winners of the interzum award 2019 awarded in Cologne

Twelve products awarded the title of “Best of the Best”
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/05/2019

Campus and Smart&Human Factory: two important initiatives of SCM Group

The new SCM Group Training Center and the intelligent factory
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 23/03/2018
Company: GREDA Srl

Acimall economic survey: positive also for the fourth quarter of 2017

Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/03/2018

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

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