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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.

Xylexpo 2018, a fair dedicated to internationality and innovation

Xylexpo, the international biennial of technologies and systems for the wood and furniture industry, held at FieraMilano-Rho from 8 to 12 May, has certainly kept its promises. In fact, it proposed itself as a technology fair for the sub-sectors of the second transformation, of production systems for furniture, of advanced solutions in terms of “Industry X.0“ and in fact it has met the expectations.
The event has found a precise response on the side of professional tour operators who were 17.781, 2.1 percent more than the last edition. 5,032 visitors from abroad, 28.3 percent of the total, marking a result substantially in line with the 2016 edition. From Italy reached 12,749 professionals in the sector, 3.3 percent more than the previous edition, 71.7 percent of the total. Overall, there were 37 thousand entries in the exhibition centre.
“Numbers that allow us to say that Xylexpo has found its place in the increasingly crowded and sometimes confused context of trade fairs“, commented Dario Corbetta, director of the event. “We have made a precise choice, that is, to be the stage of high technology, and this has undoubtedly motivated the presence of an even more selected and prepared public, with decision-making powers and appropriate skills“.
The opening of the fourth pavilion made it possible to better organize the exhibition spaces, thus achieving the 34,785 net square meters of exhibition space in which 425 exhibitors were presented.


XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Awards

On May 9th the XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Awards ceremony was held, the innovation awards that marked the most interesting technological innovations presented at Xylexpo 2018.
In the First Mass Production and Transformation Section, 1st Classified is the Paolino Bacci Srl company for the Master MAX product; the 2nd classified Working Process Srl for the Logos Life Evo XS 2353 Executive machine; the 3rd classified SCM Group Spa for the Smartech Master System.
In the Panel Processing Section, the 1st classified is the company VITAP Costruzioni Meccaniche Spa for the K2 2.0 machine; the 2nd classified HECHT Electronic AG classified for the 4i Inline Scanner technology solution and the 3rd classified Biesse Spa for the SOPHIA digital platform.
In the Finishing section, the 1st classified is the New Finishing Srl for the GHOST-C system; the 2nd classified ICA Spa company for the innovative product: X-MATT; the 3rd classified SCM Group Spa for the Gouache Operator Group.
In the Tools Section, the 1st classified is SCM Group Spa for the combined group of the rounding head for beading machines; the 2nd classified Biesse Spa for the RC60B Aggregate and the 3rd classified, OERTLI Werkzeuge AG for the Centrifugal Applied Technology (CAT) mechanical system.
Special jury mention to HOMAG GmbH for the “Autonomous cell“ production.
The next edition of Xylexpo will take place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2020, abandoning the traditional location from Tuesday to Saturday.

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