Salone del Mobile, a permanent observatory of the event from 2024

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But it is not the only innovation announced for the Salone del Mobile 2024. The experiment launched this year on Euroluce – i.e. the revision of the layout to make the visit by operators more effective, rapid and also pleasant – has given excellent results , as shown by the over 1,200 interviews carried out by the Show with its users during the last edition. for this reason, the experiment will be extended in 2024 to the other two biennial events, Eurocucina and the Bathroom Fair, with the aim of gradually reviewing the layout and concept of all the halls. «87% of those interviewed said that the 2023 Salone was a “memorable” experience – explained Maria Porro – referring in particular to Euroluce. Strengthened by this experience, we moved forward, confirming the collaboration with Lombardini 22 for the layout of the entire exhibition, which again next year will be on a single level, another aspect that was greatly appreciated by exhibitors and visitors”.

Wood-furniture industry slowing down in 2023

Italian furniture companies therefore continue to invest and innovate, even in this phase of uncertainty on the markets, which is reflected in the numbers of the FederlegnoArredo Monitor relating to the third quarter of this year, carried out on a representative sample of companies that weigh on the 18% in terms of turnover on the total wood-furniture supply chain. Numbers that photograph a decline that is perhaps more significant, and faster, than expected, although, as the president of the federation, Claudio Feltrin, specifies, “we knew that the third quarter would be negative”.

In fact, the Monitor detects a -7.8% of sales in the January-September period (compared to the same period of 2022) for the entire supply chain, with exports (which account for 41%) at -7.5% and the domestic market at -8.1%. The decline for the furniture macrosystem was more limited (-3.3%), thanks to the stability of the Italian market (+0.3%), while there was a significant decline in exports (-6.4%), which affected for over 51% of the overall turnover.

The wood macrosystem lost 14.5% in sales, with a more accentuated negative trend on the domestic market (-15.6%), while exports fell by 11.4%.

The companies’ forecasts are also negative for the whole year, although a little more optimistic compared to the third quarter numbers: the wood-furniture supply chain should record an overall -7%, with exports at -7.2% and the domestic market at -6.8%. For furniture the drop would be 3.7% (but with exports at -6%), while for the wood sector the year could close with an overall -11.5% (-11.6% Italy, – 11.1% exports).

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