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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.

Wood and furniture technologies: an exceptional first half of 2021

The first half of 2021 sees an increase of 100.3% in orders for woodworking machinery and tools compared to the same period last year; demand from foreign markets marks an increase of 88.7%, while the domestic market shows even greater vitality with an increase in orders of 190.8%.
These are the figures that emerge from the analysis of the first half of 2021 by the Acimall Studies Office, the association that brings together the companies in the sector. More than positive results, even if we must take into account that the comparison is with the first semester of 2020, i.e. with the period in which the Covid-19 pandemic made its effects felt more intensely on the entire world economic and production system.


Significant structural growth

This is certainly significant growth, which many are interpreting not as a simple rebound, but as significant structural growth. From an economic point of view, the first half of 2021 shows for wood and furniture technology a positive trend even compared to the previous six months (July-December 2020) with a growth in orders of 42.2% (plus 31.9% from foreign demand, plus 49.2% for Italy).
“Figures that comfort us and make us forget, from an industrial and economic point of view, the difficulties we have experienced,“ commented Luigi De Vito, president of Acimall. “If we add to this that the January-June 2021 figure reveals a growth of 40.2 percent even compared to the first half of 2019, it becomes clear that we cannot speak of a simple “rebound“, but of something organic and structural, which reaffirms how competitive our industry is on a global level, as well as being a reference partner for the Italian manufacturing industry, which has always been a reference point for style and quality.“ “There is no lack - unfortunately - of question marks over the near future, generated above all by the scarce availability of raw materials, components and aggregates, a condition that is negatively affecting delivery times: a knot to be untied as soon as possible to limit the race to increase prices that is already underway,“ De Vito then concluded.


An industry with solid foundations

The woodworking machinery industry as well as the furniture industry have been able to face this period of great complexity by demonstrating that they have solid planning, industrial, financial and entrepreneurial bases on which to base the relaunch of the last period. The investment incentives of the new “National Transition 4.0 Plan“ have undoubtedly contributed to the achievement of this result, as have similar measures launched in many countries.  The Italian industry continues to offer highly evolved technologies, the result of that ability to innovate and enterprise that has always distinguished the protagonists of the “made in Italy“.

The photo shows the Mito oscillating spraying machine with one or two arms by Cefla Finishing.

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