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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.

Assopannelli: Paolo Fantoni is the new President for the four-year period 2020-2024

During the General Assembly of Assopannelli, the association of FederlegnoArredo representing Italian companies producing wood panels and semi-finished wood products, Paolo Fantoni was appointed new president for the four-year period 2020-2024 .
Vice-Chairman of Fantoni spa and Chairman of Fantoni Blu, Paolo Fantoni has held a number of important roles within FederlegnoArredo: first as Director of Assufficio and then for several years Vice-Chairman, for a long time he was head of the Assopannelli Truciolare Group, of which he was also Chairman.  He is co-founder of the EPF (European Panel Federation) in Brussels, the European association of chipboard and MDF manufacturers, created through the merger of EMB and FESYP, and has been its Chairman since June 2015. 


Environmental sustainability and circular economy

The themes of environmental sustainability, the circular economy and the European Green Deal will be at the heart of Assopannelli's operations.
“We are witnessing a renewed interest in the home, in terms of consumer orientation and household spending: an interest that gives a new perspective to our entire sector, an integrated supply chain that makes Italian design a strategic strength for the entire system“, says Paolo Fantoni.  “The Covid emergency also represents a challenge from the point of view of operations, just think of digital as a fundamental instrument of proximity between the Federation and its members. This road will have to be continued and enhanced“.


Recovery and development of poplar farming

The cornerstone of Assopannelli's activity will be the recovery and development of poplar cultivation, which represents the most significant internal source of timber for industry in Italy. This recovery will also be achieved thanks to the use of new tools such as the valorisation of the CO2 stored and stored in the wood, rather than the use of floodplain land, which must represent an area in which to replant traditional cultivation, especially in the Po Valley, in agreement with the regional authorities.
Finally, the introduction of the responsibility extended to furniture producers will be fundamental, so that the circular economy, hoped for in Brussels, will also extend to this sector, and not only to the world of wooden packaging. Not forgetting, even before recycling, the reuse of recovered furniture.


The new Presidency Council of Assopannelli

On the occasion of the General Assembly, Assopannelli's new Presidential Council for the four-year period 2020-2024 was also elected.  The new Executive Bodies of Assopannelli are composed as follows:
Paolo Fantoni - Fantoni SPA (Appointed Director Particleboards Group)
Presidency Council
Azzi Nicoletta - Panguaneta SPA (Appointed Director of Plywood panels Group)
Bonzano Enrico - IBL SPA
Brivio Susanna - A. Brivio Compensati SPA
Caspani Luciano - Cleaf SPA (Director in Charge of the Surface & Decorative Coatings Group)
Conti Giuseppe - Saib SPA
Corazza Alessandro - Ilcam SPA (Appointed Director of the Semi-finished Furniture Group)
Corti Pierluigi – Abet Laminati SPA
Frati Giovanna – Frati Luigi SPA
Invernizzi Giuseppe – Invernizzi SPA
Maini Eugenio – Alpi SPA
Montagner Valentina – Krono System SRL
Saviola Stefano – Gruppo Mauro Saviola SRL
Tagliabue Andrea – Tabu SPA
Vigolungo Emilio – E. Vigolungo SPA

Assopannelli and POLI.design together with the aim of training new professional figures

A Master's degree in furniture surfaces to help meet the evolving needs of the sector and international markets
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 10/08/2023

SAIB becomes part of the international Egger Group

Egger has acquired 60% of the shares of SAIB, one of the main Italian producers of raw and faced chipboard panels
Category: Chipboard panels, Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 03/01/2023

Assopannelli welcomes the new Waste Wood Management Practice

The document will highlight good practices in the wood sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/08/2021

ZOW 2020: not only a trading platform, but also a workshop for innovation

Appointment in Bad Salzuflen, in the heart of the East Westphalian furniture district
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 28/11/2019

Assopannelli's commitment to defending the Italian production of panels

Poplar-growing represents for Italy the most significant internal source of wood for industry
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 25/10/2019

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.

Ostermann edges for lacquered surfaces from the PrimeBoard collection by Pfleiderer

Available in 8 solid colours and in two variants, super matt and super gloss
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 13/04/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl