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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.

Applications for the interzum award are open: intelligent material & design 2019

The particpation of the tenth edition of the “interzum award: intelligent material & design 2019“, the competition organized by Koelnmesse in collaboration with Red Dot and reserved exclusively for interzum exhibitors, has opened recently.
Interzum, the international exhibition of supplies, components and semi-finished products for the furniture industry, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, will take place in Cologne from 21 to 24 May 2019. The event will be attended by more than 1,800 exhibitors from all the world that will propose to a public of highly qualified operators their innovations, source of inspiration for the design of the living spaces of tomorrow.

How to participate in the interzum award

These very prestigious awards, the interzum awards, recognize the best products of the international furniture supply industry that stand out for their degree of innovation, functionality, quality of materials, design and sustainability.
The “High Product Quality“ award is awarded to design projects that stand out for their form and function and which differ from other similar products for their excellent design.
The “Best of the Best“ award is awarded to those products that represent technological development and design combined with functionality.
Exhibitors wishing to participate in the interzum awards must register their products by March 8, 2019 at www.interzum-award.de
The categories for which the products can be registered are different and include “Materials and surfaces“, “Components, glass and lighting systems“, “Materials for padding and mattresses“, and materials and machines for mobile spaces “Mobile Spaces“; this year, for the first time, the “Tiny Spaces“ category is also added: materials and components that can best respond to solving small spaces.

The jury of the competition

The prizes are awarded by an international jury of six independent experts from the world of design and architecture. This year's international jury is composed by the Dutch designer Dick Spierenburgg, by Professor Danny Venlet, Belgian designer and professor at the Royal College of Arts in Ghent, by Professor Martin Stosch, Professor of wood technology at the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen -Lippe, by the designer Winfried Weber, by Professor Martin Beeh, material expert and university professor in design management, and by Professor Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Awards. The jury will award the “High Product Quality“ and “Best of the Best“ awards in the various categories.
The awarded products will be exhibited to the public during interzum in a special installation on the main boulevard of the event and will also be available online on the interzum award website. The 2017 awards ceremony will take place on May 20, the opening day of interzum 2019.
For further information and to register: www.interzum-award.de

interzum award: intelligent material & design 2019

Registration deadline: 8 March 2019

Awarded: March 28, 2019

Notification of results: April 2019

Award ceremony: May 20, 2019

Special exhibition: during interzum 21-24 May 2019e

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Excessories - Night Collection: die erste Kollektion von Accessoires für Kleiderschränke und begehbare Kleiderschränke von Salice

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Success for interzum 2019 with 74,000 visitors from all over the world

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The future of technologies, materials and design is revealed at interzum Cologne

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At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
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Innovation and technological development of materials and products at Interzum 2019

Further growth in the number of exhibitors suggests a record edition
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Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Messeplatz 1, Colonia


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