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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.

ARCHITECT@WORK Milan: where architects meet innovations
After the success of past editions, ARCHITECT@WORK, the event that is aimed at architecture professionals, is back for the eighth time in Milan, on 9 and 10 November at the Allianz MiCo, presenting them the most innovative products on the market, as well as a rich program of seminars, special themed sessions, exhibitions. The event also offers the opportunity to network in a stimulating and current context.

Over 500 new products will be exhibited, the result of the selection of a technical commission of experts. The highly competent staff present at the stands of the 200 exhibitors present will be able to respond to the needs of each visitor.


ARCHITECT@WORK: a formula for success

ARCHITECT@WORK Milan follows the success formula of the other editions of the event proposed abroad: a unique exhibition concept, with small uniform stands and designer furnishings, and a clear focus on innovative materials, applications and new services.

In addition to presenting the most innovative products of leading companies in the market to professionals in the sector, ARCHITECT@WORK also offers a rich program of seminars conducted by experts and emerging figures in the Italian and international architecture scene.

This year's theme, for seminars and exhibition of materials, is "Air, water, earth, fire" to investigate how the architectural project can respond to the challenge of ecological transition through the conscious use of natural elements.


The four elements of nature at the center of seminars and exhibitions

On this theme, a series of round tables are scheduled, three a day, where designers will be in dialogue with other stakeholders of the construction chain and environmental protection. Among others, the AMDL Circle and Lombardini22 studios will participate, as well as the CNAPPC and the One Ocean Foundation, the Politecnico di Milano and the Green Building Council.

Participation in the seminars is free and professional training credits are recognized.

The exhibition of materials curated by Baolab, entitled "Good materials - The vital force of matter" is also dedicated to natural elements; materials are no longer just mere constructive tools for the artifacts that surround us, but become active elements in the environment around us and in our social communities.

The rich program of collateral events is also completed by the photographic exhibition curated by Luc Boegly entitled "A look at ten years of contemporary architecture", where the author proposes a collection of buildings, regardless of the chronology or any attempt at classification, but only to pay homage to architects and their architectural works.


Allianz MiCo9 and 10 November 2022 from 11 to 19
Free admission upon online registration

Innovative surfaces and materials Arpa and FENIX: All the innovations presented at interzum 2023

'Surfaces with a view', a project by Zanellato/Bortotto, an immersive exhibition to discover the fundamental values of materials
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 19/05/2023
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Urban Matter (s) the exhibition-event curated by Materially at Milan Design Week 2022

A concept focused on the culture of sustainability applied to the various business activities and to everyday life
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 24/05/2022

Materials and Sustainability: the role of materials in the ecological transition

Online training course organized by Materially and intended for professionals interested in the topic of sustainability and circular economy
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/01/2022

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Arpa Industriale: new textures, new colours and a new super-opaque surface

The company anticipates and designs avant-garde aesthetic and technical solutions
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 19/01/2018
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Interzum 2017 catalyse the interest of designers and architects

All innovations for interior design and furniture manufacturing
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/03/2017