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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's commitment to defending the Italian production of panels

Assopannelli, the FederlegnoArredo association representing Italian companies producing wood panels and semi-finished products, is committed to defending the Italian production of panels supporting the entire wood-furniture supply chain in Europe.
As part of Sicam, a joint press conference was held by Assopannelli and the European Panel Federation (EPF) on the theme “The future of Italian panel industries in Europe“, with speeches by Nicoletta Azzi, President of Assopannelli, and Paolo Fantoni, President of EPF, the European federation that brings together associations from 25 countries and represents over 5,000 European companies.
The President of Assopannelli appealed to the institutions to support and encourage the development of poplar farming, which for Italy is the most significant domestic source of timber for industry. 
As a raw material, in fact, poplar represents better than others the Made in Italy with its niche supply chain and finds its main industrial use in the production of panels, in particular, plywood panels, in the wood packaging industry and paper. In recent years, however, the cultivated area has steadily decreased, leading to a significant increase in imports at the expense of Italian poplar, which has unique physical and aesthetic characteristics, appreciated by designers all over the world.

Assopannelli projects for promotion in support of the supply chain

In order to support the supply chain, Assopannelli is carrying out two interesting projects.
The first concerns a semi-automatic system for the mapping and annual updating of poplar surfaces in the Po Valley of Veneto. Funded by FederlegnoArredo, this project, called Monipoplar, was developed by the Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), in collaboration with the University of Florence (UNIFI). In the area crossed by the river Po, in fact, are rooted both the most important sources of supply and the major companies producing wood-based panels.
The second project concerns the identification of procedures so that poplar can become a commodity and can therefore be included in the financial treatment of raw materials.
“We have moved towards actions aimed at enhancing the role of poplar and its environmental activity, in order to increase the knowledge base on the distribution of Italian poplar surfaces, information currently lacking in our country“ - explained Nicoletta Azzi. “For the wood-furniture supply chain, the cultivation and transformation of the raw material wood plays a fundamental role; the panel industry is exactly the hinge of circularity, from the world of recycling to new products for the home, sewing two edges of our industrial supply chain. Behind the positive performance of the panel companies there is a lively industrial fabric, made up of SMEs that have been able to leverage its characteristics to face the crisis and create new development opportunities“.

The new German regulation on new formaldehyde emission limits

Assopannelli is committed to representing the supply chain beyond national borders and actively collaborates with the European Panel Federation. An active and fruitful collaboration, also underlined by the president of EPF, Paolo Fantoni, who pointed out that at federal, national and European level, the new German regulations deserve special attention. Starting from January 1, 2020, they will change the method of analysis of formaldehyde, with repercussions not only on the world of the panel, but on the entire wood-furniture chain.

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

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

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

Circular economy and environmental sustainability, instruments of growth for the Association
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/09/2020

Harmonize binding formaldehyde parameters in panels

The EPF General Assembly wants to standardise the rules in all EU countries
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/08/2019

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

The 2018 Catas Academy program

The new issues addressed by the wood-furniture supply chain
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/02/2018

Italian furnishing industry: 2017 preliminary results

Positive results confirm the recovery of the sector
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/02/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/01/2018