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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 Milano 2016: innovative products, materials and services

After the great success of the last two editions, ARCHITECT@WORK will take place this year for the third time in Milan, on 23rd and 24th November 2016 in the MiCo-Milano Congressi. ARCHITECT@WORK is an unique event: addressed to architecture’s professionals, architects, interior designers, designers and other professionals of the sector, it introduce the most innovative products on the market, over that a rich program of seminars, special theme sessions and the opportunity to make networking in a stimulating and modern context.     The informal atmosphere and a service of free catering contribute to make the ARCHITECT@WORK experience interesting. The participation at ARCHITECT@WORK as exhibitors is reserved to producers and to the exclusive importers / distributors of: Structure of the construction: Finishes and coverings for outdoor use, systems for façades, isolation and waterproofing, carrying structures, coverage roofs, systems of drain and water treatment Technical material: Devices with fixed illumination, sanitary, heating and air-conditioning systems, electricity and home automation, hydraulic, renewable energies Material for interiors: Finishes for interiors, flooring, coverings for walls and ceilings, sound-absorbent panels, dividing walls, varnishes and adhesive, doors and handles Computer services and Media Associations and Federations Exhibitors have to introduce exclusively innovative products, materials, applications and services. The participation of companies to the event is brought to judgment of a special technical commission on the base of the real innovative character introduced. ARCHITECT @ WORK Milano traces in details the formula for success of the other editions of the event in foreign countries: a clear focusing on new and innovative materials, applications and services, which guarantees to visitors a presentation of high quality.    The innovative layout of ARCHITECT@WORK has been projected by the agency C4. Creative Fo(u)r. On the base of an original scenography, the spaces of presentation of the products have been turned into a sort of expositive galleries composed of small common stands grouped for 4. Besides introducing the most innovative products of companies to professionals of the leader sector in the market, ARCHITECT@WORK also offers a rich program of seminars of quality. Theme of this year, the wood. Wednesday 23rd  November at 14.00 Sir Giulio Franceschini will face the theme of the “Re-generation wood“, while at 16.30 Sir Germán Fuenmayor of the Studio Piuarch will intervene on “ Dal contesto al progetto “ analyzing the use of natural materials, the care of the detail, the use of the natural light, the comparison of art and architecture. Thursday 24th  November at 14 Sir Pietro Derossi will discuss about“L'architettura come racconto”. At 16.30 Sir Matteo Scagnol of the Studio MoDus Architects will face the theme “Spigoli, sbalzi e curve. L’equilibrio sfuggente nell’architettura”, a deep reflection on the fleeing equilibrium of making architecture.

ARCHITECT@WORK MiCo - Milano Congressi Opening hours: Wednesday 23rd  and Thursday 24th November 2016 from 13:00 to 20:00 www.architectatwork.com