The world of Italian furnishings and design is living a very positive moment
As shown from the data published by the trade association FederlegnoArredo, and for 2015 it expects an increase in production for the first time since 2012 of 1.5%, above all thanks to the demand from foreign markets.
Further encouraging signs come from the market analysis conducted by the Pambianco consulting company of the turnover of the 15 main companies in the industry which, together, recorded in 2014 a growth of 3.2%, up almost 3 billion euros on the previous year. This contrasts with the sluggish growth in 2013 (a mere 0.9%) and a significant drop in 2012 (-3.2%).
The growth expected this year is certainly characterised also by new furnishing trends for the contract sector that focus on the need that is typical of the modern world to find a place where one feels comfortable, also and in particular when talking of offices.
The need to have environments to which to retreat and also the tendency to search for a new form of comfort are reflected in the increasing use of furnishing fabrics. This year the emphasis is on special fabrics, for example fabrics containing aluminium or steel fibres, which are distinguished not only at the aesthetic level but also ensure better performance of curtains in terms of heat and protection from UV rays and which, together with rugs and fitted carpets made of a mixture of materials such as wool-viscose and silk, furnish the offices better.