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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 2020, biennial technology and supplies for the furniture and wood industry, is postponed

After the Salone del Mobile in Milan, another important international event has also decided to postpone its date: Xylexpo 2020, the biennial exhibition of technologies and supplies for the furniture and wood industry.
With a press release the board of directors of Acimall, the Italian national association of woodworking machinery and equipment manufacturers, owner of the international biennial Xylexpo, has communicated this painful but rightful decision in the light of the turmoil that is characterizing the calendars of the fair events and the uncertainties on the developments of the “Covid-19“.
The 2020 edition, therefore, will not be held from 26 to 29 May, as decided and as recently presented during the press conference held in Milan three weeks ago, but will be organized in the second half of the year, at a date that is still being defined.


A drastic decision, an act of responsibility

“We waited and hoped that the situation would tend towards a return to normality,“ commented Lorenzo Primultini, president of Acimall and the review at the end of the council. “We hope that at the end of May the effects of the Coronavirus will not be the ones we are all experiencing today, but unfortunately we cannot say when this emergency will come to an end worldwide and, above all, we cannot predict what the repercussions on the industrial system and distribution chains in the wood and furniture technology sector could be“.
An act of responsibility, therefore, which considers the defence of public health as a priority, considering that at the moment exhibitors and visitors would not be in the ideal conditions to plan their presence at Xylexpo, the most important fair of technological innovation for the wood industry in even years.
“For companies, the worst situation is uncertainty and it was precisely the negativity of the current situation that convinced us of the need to take this drastic decision, in the interests of the entire supply chain,“ concluded Primultini.

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One of the main international trade fairs for industry experts
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Positive results for CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018

Strong demand for quality, design and sustainability
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