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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 technologies: fourth quarter 2021 also extremely positive
The results of woodworking machinery, plants and technologies continue to be extremely positive in the fourth quarter of 2021: orders grew by 41 percent compared to the same period in 2020, thanks to the boost of an excellent plus 60 percent on the domestic market and 38.6 percent recorded on world markets.

The quarterly survey carried out as usual by the Studies Office of Acimall, the association that brings together wood technology manufacturers, reveals, on a significant statistical sample, that the order book is 6.1 months, a figure not seen for a long time in periodic analyses.

The price change in 2021 stands at 5.2 percent.

Positive growth throughout 2021

The data for the last quarter of 2021 provide us with a clear view of the year as a whole: according to the Acimall Studies Office, the collection of orders in the twelve months would have grown by 72 percent compared to 2020, the year that recorded the most critical effects of the pandemic. A growth however "important" even if compared with the orders collected in 2019 (more 44.1 percent). If we then compare the "quarter on quarter" data, i.e. the period October-December 2021 compared to the same three months of 2019, the increase in orders was 46.1 percent, therefore perfectly in line with the result recorded for the whole of 2021.


Optimism also for the future

The qualitative survey, elaborated thanks to the answers of the interviewees, also reveals a more than positive climate: for the interviewees, the production of wood technologies had a positive trend (57 percent of the sample) or stationary (43 percent), no one reported a contraction. Same data for employment: increasing for 57% of the sample, stable for the remaining 43%. Stocks were stable for 48% of those interviewed, increasing for 24% and decreasing for 28%.

Looking to the future, the survey confirms a strong tendency towards stability for the foreign market (76% of the sample), while 24% foresees further growth in the first three months of this year. The domestic market will remain at current levels according to 66% of those interviewed, will continue to grow for 29%, and will show signs of contraction for 5%.

There are some negative elements on the production front, conditioned by problems linked to the difficulty of finding, price increases and delays in supplies of raw materials and components that could affect the first part of this year.

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