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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 2022: a success beyond expectations
The 27th edition of Xylexpo, the international biennial of technologies for the furniture industry and the world of wood, which took place from 12 to 15 October in pavilions 22 and 24 of FieraMilano-Rho, ended in an atmosphere of great satisfaction. From the very first hours of the event, among the stands, there was a desire to return to the personal encounter, to the handshake that, at the end of the fair, had a precise response from the data collected.


Xylexpo and Bimu: a positive synergy

Over 16 thousand unique visitors entered Xylexpo 2022, a number that rises to more than 22 thousand if we consider the entrances, or if it is calculated that a visitor may have entered several times in the four days of the fair. Of the 16 thousand unique visitors, 12,356 were registered at the entrance turnstiles and at least 4 thousand, according to initial estimates, arrived at Xylexpo from Viscom Italia, but above all from 33.Bimu.

As you know, this year Xylexpo was held for the first time in conjunction with the digital communication exhibition and with Bimu, the fair of machine tools for mechanics, organized by Ucimu. Xylexpo and Bimu, events dedicated to manufacturing technology, have undoubtedly generated a strong virtuous circle, immediately detected by the organizers during the days of the fair.


A different strategy in product presentation

"The data confirmed not only the role of Xylexpo - declared Luigi De Vito, president of the event and of Acimall - but also and above all the choices made for this edition, aimed at redesigning its contours and underlining the pillars on which the fairs of the future will have to be founded: from a different strategy in the presentation of products to a decisive emphasis on new digital services that can only enrich the essence of an exhibition ".

The satisfaction of the organizers is also linked to the fact that Xylexpo is probably the only post-pandemic fair that can boast a number of unique visitors substantially in line with the data of the last pre-Covid edition, in 2018. The presence of foreign visitors is down by a few percentage points (from 28 percent in 2018 to 25 percent in Xylexpo 2022), a decline also expected in light of the closure of markets such as China, Russia and Ukraine, which have always been extremely attentive to Italian technologies.


XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Award

During the event, the awards of the fourth edition of the XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Award were awarded once again this year, an award that has now become one of the most appreciated traditions of the international biennial of technologies for the furniture industry.

Five sections of the award: solid, panel, finish, digitization and sustainability. Significant commitment for the jury who carefully evaluated the nominations received to decide who to award the Xylexpo “Oscar” award, that wooden Dwarf designed in 2014 by Elio Fiorucci for Riva 1920.

The prize for the "Solid wood processing" section went to Paoletti Energy in Borgo Valbelluna (Belluno) for the "Iglueing PUR Hyper" gluer.

For the “Panel processing” category, the jury decided to assign an ex-equo prize to the “Hand Guard” systems of Altendorf of Minden (Germany) and to “Blade Off” of SCM of Rimini.

For the "Finishing" section, the jury identified the automatic sprayer named "Excellent Cm80" from the Makor company in Sinalunga (Siena) as the winner in the category.

Finally, the prize for "Digitization" went to the "Digital Factory" system of SCM in Rimini, while that for "Sustainability" was awarded to the Spänex wood dust extractor in Uslar (Germany).


Made Expo changes date: construction exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 November 2021

The postponement of the event to November is intended to represent a real global restart.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2021

Eisenwarenmesse 2021 cancelled: to be held in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022

Despite investments and general optimism, the situation does not guarantee the smooth running of the event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2020

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

Preliminary results 2016 by Acimall

Positive trend for woodworking technology
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 09/02/2017

Cefla Finishing Group

Easy spray and presents the robot iGiotto App
Category: Painting machines and equipment
Publication date: 29/04/2014
Company: Cefla Finishing

The technologies of Scm Group to the 25th edition of Xylexpo

For small wood working workshops and large industries
Category: Woodworking machines and software
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