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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.

Arpa high quality surfaces: two new finishes and a selection of ten decors
Arpa Industriale, a company that designs and produces high-quality surfaces for architecture, furniture and interior design, presented two new finishes and "What's New for 2023", a selection of ten decors proposed in combination with five exclusive Arpa finishes.


The high-quality Arpa surfaces in two new finishes

In an engaging exhibition space, developed in collaboration with Studio Fantolino, Arpa unveiled two new finishes for its high-quality surfaces at Sicam 2022: Rorà and Tuet.

Inspired by the effect of chiseled stone, typical of the Bagnolo area in Piedmont, Rorà is characterized by its chiseled appearance which varies according to the reflection of light. Rough stone at first glance, it is surprisingly pleasant to the touch. It is offered in combination with six new decors specially developed to enhance its unique texture: Smili Black, Smili White, Smili Gray and Brera Green, Brera Brown, Brera Red.

Tuet, the new Deep Surface by Arpa, instead draws inspiration from the Piedmontese marsh reeds that grow along the Tanaro river. The ribbed reliefs give the panels tactility and highlight the grain of the decorative wood. Tuet is available in combination with two new decors, Caravella Light and Caravella Dark, a light and a dark wood.


Always very innovative and proactive, Arpa illustrates its novelties in "What's New for 2023", a selection of ten decorative elements that encompass the whole style of Made in Italy surfaces and which are offered in combination with five exclusive Arpa finishes: Alevé, Kèr, Losa , Moon and Urban. As always, these new decorations are also the result of an in-depth analysis of interior design trends in terms of aesthetics, materials and settings to create synergies between different worlds.


The news of Homapal and Getacore, affiliated of Arpa Industriale

For the second consecutive year, Arpa Industriale also hosted the novelties of its associated companies, Homapal and Getacore at Sicam.

Among the highlights in one area of ​​the stand are the new colors of Getacore®, which offers a wide, flexible and versatile offer for the world of surfaces. Homapal®, a brand of excellence in the metal surfaces segment, known for its long tradition and technical know-how, presented its European collection.


Cleaf and Ernestomeda: a winning partnership

The synergy between the two companies allows to create high quality surfaces, able to guarantee surprising results in terms of aesthetics and materiality
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 20/01/2023
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Fir Italia design taps: beauty, colour, design, innovation and eco-sustainability

Fir Italia's new rebranding activity aims to strengthen its market positioning
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 26/09/2022

Gekil® antibacterial treatment by Marmo Arredo for sanitised and protected kitchen tops

A high-tech solution that eliminates pathogens from surfaces 24 hours a day
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Antibacterial surfaces: testing and evaluation of effectiveness a current issue addressed by Catas

Antibacterial effects and sanitizing treatments on different types of furniture surfaces
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 07/06/2020

New Schattdecor Decorations: unconventional solutions for trendy houses

Decorative surfaces with stone designs, graphic structures, reproductions of wood, decorative fabric effect
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 14/11/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Schattdecor decorative surfaces for the private and public spaces of tomorrow

A response to the growing need for comfortable and increasingly livable spaces
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Schattdecor: new digital prints, new decors and innovative products

At interzum, the proposals reflect Schattdecor's multifaceted product portfolio
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Counterfeiting: new copyright protection in the sector

Copy protection through watermarked information
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 04/06/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

The super metallic colour collection for Franke Fragranite sinks

Four new shades designed to enhance the kitchen and its design
Category: Kitchen sinks
Publication date: 15/05/2018