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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.

AvanTech YOU drawer system from Hettich: design solutions and design freedom

Hettich, one of the world's largest and most successful manufacturers of furniture hardware, presented various “customised“ product solutions at Sicam 2019. Furniture and kitchen manufacturers increasingly feel the need to respond quickly and flexibly to each individual customer, for whom they ask to be able to create custom-designed furniture.

The new AvanTech YOU drawer system

In the area of customisable drawer systems, Hettich has particularly highlighted its new AvanTech YOU platform. Hettich introduced the platform concept for drawer systems as early as 1996, and today the new AvanTech YOU drawer system offers an even richer solution by taking customer-specific design to the next level.

Design and customisation

The AvanTech YOU system allows you to customise the drawer in terms of colour, shape and material. Characterised by an extremely linear minimalist style in which the fastening and adjustment elements are no longer visible, the drawer has a thinner side of only 13 mm. The new platform is also very easy to adapt to the different needs of buyers: the drawer can be placed on two different slide systems without changing the drilling pattern and can flexibly meet the requirements of different application sectors and market segments.

Flexible solutions for different price segments

The flexibility of the AvanTech YOU platform means that all components can be combined. Milling on the bottom, hooked mounting and corner joints for wooden rear panels are no longer necessary for installation, saving time and money.
The drawers are available in three colours and five heights with steel, aluminium or wooden rear panels. The drawers are individually designed with stainless steel, chrome, aluminium, walnut and oak effect profiles and can be simply snapped on. To further enhance the drawers, AvanTech YOU offers “DesignCape“ in aluminium, either anodised or with a stainless steel effect.  Finally, for the inlay of the drawer you can use custom materials such as glass, wood, stone or any other material chosen by the customer.
That's why Hettich's innovative AvanTech YOU platform offers furniture and kitchen manufacturers great potential to stand out from the competition with its original design and multiple solutions for different price segments.

Nova Pro Scala drawer system from Grass: also with F8 Crystal glass front inside

The new transparent front allows an overview of the contents of the drawers, increasing their functionality
Category: Furniture drawers, Components for drawers
Publication date: 12/04/2023
Company: Grass Italia

AvanTech YOU drawer system by Hettich: stylish details for maximum customization

Hettich’s innovative platform concept offers more than 20,000 different colour, format and material combinations
Category: Furniture drawers, Components for drawers
Publication date: 21/12/2022
Company: Hettich Italia

Digitalisation in furniture production: an opportunity for companies

Interesting remarks by Andrea Silvestri, Manufacturing & Solutions Specialists Team Leader at Lectra
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 28/01/2021
Company: Lectra Italia

HettichXperiencedays 2021: the hybrid event platform from Hettich

An innovative solution to reach customers and partners by showcasing the company's know-how
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 25/11/2020
Company: Hettich Italia

New ideas for customised furniture from Hettich

Two innovative proposals to meet the needs of customers
Category: Components for drawers
Publication date: 24/05/2019
Company: Hettich Italia

Domus Line: process optimization and product customization

The company has renewed its production and logistics system
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 19/04/2019
Company: Domus Line S.r.l.

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH