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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.

Bloom, a new sustainable technology from Arpa Industriale

The sustainable lignin-based technology developed by Arpa Industriale's R&D department to increase the use of natural raw materials in the Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM facilities is called “Bloom“.
Arpa Industriale products are composed of paper and phenol-based thermosetting resins. Thanks to Bloom technology, the quantity of phenol used in the thermosetting resin for the production of the “core“ of the panels is significantly reduced by 50%.
Lignin, the second most naturally available polymer in nature after cellulose, is defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together. Normally used by the paper industry to produce energy, its use in the formulation of thermosetting resins is innovative.
Bloom technology perfectly represents Arpa Industriale's commitment to sustainability. The new materials Arpa HPL Bloom and FENIX NTM Bloom produce in fact a lower environmental impact: -46% of CO2 emissions, -38% of energy consumption and a saving of 28% in water use according to the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) analysis conducted by Arpa Industriale comparing FENIX NTM and Arpa HPL standards with the new FENIX NTM Bloom and Arpa HPL Bloom. 

The selection of decorative Arpa HPL Bloom

The HPL range, enriched with Bloom, is available for a selection of twenty-eight plain Colorsintesi family decors in 0.7 mm thickness and in two sizes (3050x1300 mm and 4200x1300 mm), black heart. The versatility of HPL is also increased by the possibility of having the material in three finishes: Erre, with a pleasant tactile effect, Lucida, a “mirror“ surface with an extreme shine and Kér, a matte texture that harmonizes the surface resistance with a sensual materiality.

Four new exclusive FENIX NTM Bloom colours

FENIX NTM, the innovative material for interior design, is unique in its characteristics: extremely opaque, soft to the touch, impact-resistant and thermally repairable in case of surface micro-scratches. Thanks to its aesthetic and technological characteristics, it is used for many vertical and horizontal applications. With the introduction of Bloom technology, four new exclusive colours have been developed that mark innovative colour trends: Kashmir Yellow, Brac Green, Askja Red, Naxos Blue. The colours are available in 0.7 mm thickness and in two sizes (3050x1300 mm and 4200x1300 mm), black heart.

Innovative surfaces and materials Arpa and FENIX: All the innovations presented at interzum 2023

'Surfaces with a view', a project by Zanellato/Bortotto, an immersive exhibition to discover the fundamental values of materials
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 19/05/2023
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Cleaf and Egger sign an important business partnership

Objective: to provide architects and interior designers with an innovative and unique service
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 25/09/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Cleaf presents C-HOUSE: ABS faced panels, laminates and edges

The many applications of furniture and interior cladding surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Transformaterials, the installation of Arpa Industriale at Fuorisalone 2019

Technological materials Fenix and Arpa HPL are transformed into furnishing elements
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 08/05/2019
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Arpa Industriale: new textures, new colours and a new super-opaque surface

The company anticipates and designs avant-garde aesthetic and technical solutions
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 19/01/2018
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

‏Dry connection system Lock of Abet Laminati

‏Innovative technology to easily realise furnishing elements
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 30/10/2017

Fenix NTM: Scenario, second edition

The innovative nanotech material for interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/02/2017