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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.

Arçelik: eco-sustainable appliances for a better world

Sustainability and attention to environmental issues are affecting thousands of people around the world: on the one hand, consumers are much more attentive to the choice of eco-sustainable products; on the other hand, companies are also trying to respond to these demands through sustainable technologies that address some of the major environmental problems that the world is facing.
Arçelik is an international group that owns 12 brands in the household appliance sector, including the two European brands Beko and Grundig. At the recent IFA, the International Fair of Technology and Electronics held from 4 to 9 September in Berlin, the company presented the first washing machine in the world with built-in filtering system for synthetic microfibers, which will be available on the market in 2020. Thanks to this filtering system, placed in the detergent drawer, which will filter the water before draining it, it will be possible to block 90% of the microfibers that usually end up in the drain after each washing cycle and then in the sea.
And that's not all: Arçelik announced at the IFA that it would make this technology available to its competitors in the household appliance industry. Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, explained how important it would be for there to be closer collaboration between companies in the sector and said he was ready to share this cutting-edge technology for the common good. He added: “As an international group, with products and services distributed in 146 countries, we have decided just as a mission to do everything we can to bring about change.  Every day lost in the fight against environmental disasters is a day in favor of climate catastrophe. We believe that reducing the environmental damage in progress is a duty for our company and a great opportunity that we must seize.
To achieve this technology, the group has made significant investments in research and development as well as trying to study products and technologies that support sustainability, that aim at an efficient use of resources and respond to solutions of circular economy.


Sustainable products made from recycled plastic

The company has also developed a washing machine basket made from PET bottles. In the last year, a total of 25 million PET bottles (250 tons of plastic) were recycled for the production of washing machine baskets, saving 5.7 million kWh of energy and not emitting 885 million tons of CO2.
Another Arçelik innovation aimed at environmental sustainability is the Bio refrigerator, produced with Bio Plastic, Bio Polyurethane from insulating material and Bio Compounds obtained from food waste.
The fishing nets are also reused by Arçelik together with textile fibres to create a nylon-based compound, with mechanical strength and thermal resistance, which is used for the production of some components of the ovens. Each year, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets and lines are lost at sea, trapping marine animals. In 2018, 65 tonnes of this waste material were recovered and reused and the goal is to continue to grow this project.


Solar powered refrigerator

Arçelik's research and development has also studied the new solar refrigerator that works with solar energy, without having to be connected to the electricity grid. Powered by DC (direct current) instead of AC (alternating current), the product has a low carbon footprint and high efficiency compared to normal refrigerators. Switching from alternating current to direct current means lower costs, high energy efficiency and reduced food deterioration. The product will be put into production at the beginning of 2020.


Grundig: a brand aimed at eco-sustainability

One of the brands of the Turkish giant Arçelik, is Grundig, a renowned brand in the consumer electronics sector, which has expanded its portfolio to the world of household appliances.  Sustainability and resource efficiency are the key areas on which the brand focuses; its range of appliances in fact makes eco-sustainability its strong point in addition to high quality, ease of use and exclusive design.

Fabita induction hobs: intelligent objects for versatile and nomadic functions

Innovative proposals, designed in collaboration with Adriano Design, which revolutionize the concept of household appliances
Category: Hobs free standing
Publication date: 22/11/2021

Haier Europe household appliances: new smart workplace inaugurated in Italy, headquarters of the commercial divisions

New offices at the Energy Park in Vimercate (MB) focus on sustainability, smart working and lean thinking
Category: Appliances
Publication date: 05/02/2021

Fulgor Milano: 70 years of excellence and innovation in the world of cooking

Household appliances with rigorous aesthetics and high technology
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Company: Fulgor Milano

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Quality, innovation and creativity at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018

The most important international event for the furniture sector
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017

Appliances Siemens equipped with iSensoric

Technology with sensor system and intelligent software
Category: Dishwasher
Publication date: 30/11/2015

Refrigerators and wine cellars Vertigo wine of KitchenAid

Design and professional performances
Category: Refrigerators and freezers
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