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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 closes 2014 with a positive balance: up 7.1% of visitors

Many of the worst fears have dissipated from the very first hours of opening Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry which was held at Fiera Milano-Rho from Tuesday 13 to Saturday, May 17, 2014. Already from the first day, in fact it has become apparent that the festival has retained for this edition its role as an international event of reference in even years: the strong presence of international players, consolidated further in the following days; the last days of the event, especially on Friday 16 and Saturday 17, have instead seen the “recovery“ of Italian visitors.

Although the Italian market continues to be in great difficulty, the review confirms its international vocation and still exerts a tangible reminder on the industry. On the other hand we are talking about an exhibition now in its 24th edition and that, despite the difficulties of recent years, has put together all the energies needed to be a “high point“ for exhibitors and visitors.
The trade visitors were regularly recorded 15,250, or 7.1 percent more than in 2012. Growth in arrivals from Italy (plus 4.6 percent) and an even more substantial abroad (more than 8 5 percent). On this front to report an excellent performance in continental Europe, which saw an increase of 12.7 per cent of the trade visitors. Well arrivals from Africa (more than 16 per cent) and the Americas (plus 1.8 percent). In contrast there has been a decline in visitors from Asia, as far as content (less than 1.5 per cent). In terms of attendance - ie the sum of the people every day at the fair - in the five-day event has reached 44 thousand share, of which 42 per cent from abroad.
Xylexpo 2014 welcomed 440 exhibitors, three pavilions, for a net exhibition area of ??27 thousand square meters. Were 123 exhibitors from 27 countries, with Germany in first place (51 exhibitors), followed - in order - from China, Spain, Austria, Great Britain and the Czech Republic on an equal footing, and gradually all the others.