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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, the exhibition focused on innovation and exclusively addressed to architecture professionals, returns to Milan once again this year.
After two days held for the first time in Turin on 23 and 24 October, on 13 and 14 November it is time for the Milanese event, now in its sixth edition.
The Architect@work format has grown rapidly, obtaining very positive results and succeeding in its main objective of bringing together hundreds of national and international production realities with thousands of architects and interior designers through a dynamic and stimulating formula. In the pre-arranged stands, the exhibitors present their most innovative products and materials, the result of a selection by a technical commission; the side corridors are dedicated to networking, training areas and exhibitions of materials and photo galleries.

IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture

Also this year the programme of technical seminars held by famous architects is very rich: among the speakers there are Massimiliano Pulice, Alessandro Scandurra, Massimo Iosa Ghini and Marco Vigo with Alessia Garibaldi and Giorgio Piliego. As always, attendance at the seminars gives the right to 7 professional training credits per day.
The theme of the edition of Architect@work 2019 is “IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture“ where we talk about the alternation and complementarity of the indoor and outdoor components of the various projects and also the regeneration of materials and attention, now essential in recent years, towards eco-sustainability.
In the same vein, the exhibition, curated by architect Arianna Callocchia, entitled “IN / OUT - architecture and materials“ presents the internal/external relationship in architecture conceived as a continuity of space between inside and outside. The exhibition also intends to focus on the concept of requalification, regeneration, reuse and re-cycle in architecture in both indoor and outdoor environments.  The aim of the exhibition is to involve architects, designers and companies to better understand the innovative characteristics of selected products and materials particularly suitable for indoor and outdoor projects in full respect of environmental and social sustainability.
Architect@Work at MiCo Milano Congressi on 13 and 14 November from 13 to 20. Free entrance for professionals upon registration at www.architectatwork.it.


Architect@Work Milan: seminars

Wednesday 13 november 1.30 p.m.
Masterplan scali Farini and San Cristoforo in Milano
Supervisor: ing. Massimiliano Pulice (Arcadis)
The design idea of Oma + Laboratorio Permanente is structured on the recovery of degraded areas with techniques with low environmental impact and high ecological profile.

Wednesday 13 november 5 p.m.
Sarca 235 - Open City 3 CFP
Supervisor: arch. Alessandro Scandurra (Scandurra Studio)
Sarca 235 is a renovation of an existing building that falls within the transformation of the industrial area north-east of Milan.

Thursday 14 november 1.30 p.m.
Welcoming with architecture
Supervisor: arch. Massimo Iosa Ghini (Iosa Ghini Associati)
The design experience and skill of the architect linked to the hospitality sector. Some examples to know the trends in the design of innovative accommodation facilities.  

Thursday 14 november 5 p.m.
Green facades: two iconic projects
Supervisors: arch. Marco Vigo, arch. Alessia Garibaldi, arch. Giorgio Piliego (DC10 Architetti)
The relationship between interior and exterior and the theme of the facades is interpreted through two exemplifying projects: Living Tortona in Milan and Euro Group in Bollate.


Elcam padding materials: the evolution of comfort and sustainability

Eco-friendly materials for high performance and environmentally friendly cushions
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 24/10/2023
Company: Elcam Srl

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

Elcam padding materials: innovative products for maximum comfort

High quality standards and the use of technologically advanced machinery, winning elements of the company
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 20/12/2021
Company: Elcam Srl

The innovative material Wasbottle selected for ADI Design Index 2021

Bencore in partnership with Autogrill realizes a 100% recycled and recyclable panel born from the reuse of disused plastics
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 29/11/2021

Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

New CAM for textiles, construction and interior furnishings

Minimum Environmental Criteria established for supplies intended for public administrations
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 14/12/2017
Company: Aipef