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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.

Alpi Woods: New products presented at Milan Design Week 2024

Double presence again this year for Alpi at the Milan Design Week with the participation at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and the exhibition at the Alpi showroom in via Solferino 7. 

In both locations, the company presented its new woods, the result of collaboration with international and Italian designers and an expression of its great ability to reinvent the wooden material. 


Material textures with unprecedented colour nuances 

The stand at the Salone, designed by Piero Lissoni, is conceived as an open space where visitors can immediately grasp the variety and richness of the Alpi collections, the result of collaborations with GamFratesi, Konstantin Grcic and Piero Lissoni

The result of in-depth research into nature, the new Alpi wood collections are characterised by material textures enriched by unprecedented colour nuances.

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The Alpi stand at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 Ph. Thomas Pagani 


The new North Light collection by Piero Lissoni 

Among the novelties of 2024 is the new North Light collection, curated by Piero Lissoni, a project inspired by Scandinavian worlds of light, tundra and northern lights. North Light is a new declination of Xilo, offered in three woods, Maple, Silver Fir and Scots Pine, in striped and flamed grain; Maple is also available in frisé grain. 

As Piero Lissoni explains, "this is a collection of visually light woods that are well suited to any context, they are cultured woods that recapture naturalness and brightness, a collection of woods with a silent presence".

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Alpi Xilo North Light Collection curated by Piero Lissoni Ph. Thomas Pagani 


The renewed collaboration with GamFratesi 

Another important novelty this year is the renewed collaboration with GamFratesi, an Italian-Danish architecture studio that bases its work on the perfect fusion of tradition and innovation, craftsmanship and technology, rigour and poetry. 

Two collections are proposed: Alpi Wooclé and Alpi Peacock.

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Alpi Wooclé and Alpi Peacock Collections, design GamFratesi Ph. Thomas Pagani 

To create Alpi Wooclé, GamFratesi were faced with the challenge of working with a two-dimensional material such as ALPIlignum. Its fabrication technique allows it to bring depth and texture even to a flat surface, thus creating a full visual experience. ALPI Alpi Wooclé is available in two colour variants: Alpi Wooclé Yellow and Alpi Wooclé Grey. 

The second collection, Alpi Peacock, is inspired by the complexity of the arboreal world. GamFratesi found inspiration in tree barks, leaves and wood, arriving at a final result that, while maintaining a certain abstraction, preserves the legibility of wood. Alpi Peacock is available in two colour variants: Alpi Peacock Grey and Alpi Peacock Brown. 

"When you work with a two-dimensional material, it is interesting to give it three-dimensionality. - say GamFratesi - Of course you cannot do it physically, but you can do it graphically. In both projects we therefore tried to bring three-dimensionality through pattern, through the calibrated play of shadows and colour'.


Alpi Tramonto by Konstantin Grcic 

The latest novelty is the expansion of the wood collection realised in collaboration with German designer Konstantin Grcic: alongside Alpi Arcobaleno and Alpi Raggiosole, Alpi Tramonto is born, a new colour variant that bases its aesthetics on alternating shades of red, burgundy, brown and black, in a studied and expressive sequence.

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Alpi Tramonto by Konstantin GrcicAlpi Tramonto, design Konstantin Grcic Ph. Thomas Pagani 

A certified, eco-responsible product 

This year, Alpi presents two important developments for ALPIlignum: the entire collection is FSC® 100% certified (FSC-C004666), which guarantees that it comes from well-managed forests according to strict environmental, economic and social standards. In addition, the collection has achieved fire behaviour that classifies it as Bs1d0, giving it a new level of safety and conformity to design requirements. Alpi is therefore a guarantee of a certified and eco-responsible product. 

The latest novelty is the expansion of the wood collection realised in collaboration with the German designer Konstantin Grcic: alongside Alpi Arcobaleno and Alpi Raggiosole, Alpi Tramonto is born, a new colour variant that bases its aesthetics on alternating shades of red, burgundy, brown and black, in a studied and expressive sequence.

Cleaf Marine Laminate fireproof laminates obtain IMO MED certification

The Italian nautical industry has seen a 30% increase in turnover in 2021 with growth potential also for the next few years
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 23/09/2022
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Pantone Color Of The Year 2022: Very Peri, a beautiful shade of periwinkle blue

A shade of blue tending to purple and with a hint of red that stimulates imagination and creativity
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/12/2021

Alpi wooden surfaces: the new collections under the banner of the combination of color and graphics

Developed in collaboration with Raw Edges and Piero Lissoni, they tell the story of the company's ability to continuously reinvent wood
Category: Multilaminar veneers
Publication date: 26/11/2021
Company: Alpi SpA

Environmental sustainability: responsible consumption and green companies grow in Italy

FSC Italy's 2020 Report confirms the positive trend of sustainability and certification in our country
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/02/2021

Pantone colours 2021: vibrant yellow and neutral grey, a combination of strength and positivity

Elected Color of the Year, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are the two shades that will influence interior design and fashion in 2021
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/12/2020

Designing sustainability: the future of Italian furniture according to FSC Italia

FSC certification is a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood and a communication topic for companies in the sector.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/10/2020

The new Alpi collection of wooden surfaces designed by the GamFratesi studio

The exploration of the beauty of wood and its forms
Category: Multilaminar veneers
Publication date: 10/07/2018
Company: Alpi SpA

Wood veneer Olmo Sylver of Profili Crocco

A new proposal for producers of furnishing of design
Category: Multilaminar veneers
Publication date: 16/12/2016