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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.

Brera Design District celebrates ten years

Also this year Brera Design District is on stage in Milan from 8 to 14 April on the occasion of Fuorisalone 2019. Now in its tenth edition, the Brera Design District confirms its leading role in the design promotion districts, during the Milan Design Week, registering every year an increasing number of events, exhibitors and visitors.
The numbers of last year's edition are proof of this: in 2018 Brera Design District recorded a record edition with 210 events, 395 exhibitors and over 350,000 visitors.
Organized by Studiolabo, an agency and creative studio formed by a team of professionals specializing in communication design, as every year Brera Design District proposes a theme and the award Lessons in Design.
This year's theme is “Design your life“, inspired by the book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life“ and intended to be an invitation to design one's own life.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Brera Design District, the “Design Lessons“ award will also reflect on this theme, with the development of ten vertical themes, ten ways in which the main theme “Design your Life“ can be interpreted by ten professionals, designers and researchers. 


Events of the Brera Design District

There are numerous events, presentations and installations on the calendar.
Among these, we would like to point out Planetario, an interior design project conceived and created by Cristina Celestino for Besana Carpet Lab and presented at the Brera Design Apartment. Also as part of the Brera Design Apartment are presented some formats developed in collaboration with several partners selected with the aim of animating the apartment with events dedicated to the world of design, art and communication. The formats planned for this year are: Canvas Talks with Casa Canvas, Coffee Room with Casamenu, How to be digital with simple fair, Design Data with Laura Traldi and Kitchen tools with Andrea Vigna.
Among the special projects are “MateriAttiva“ by Iris Ceramica, which offers visitors a multi-sensory experience within a space that evokes a new pact between man and nature.
Fenix and Arpa HPL confirm for the fourth consecutive year their presence at Fuorisalone with the project “Tranformaterials“, curated by DWA Design Studio at Falegnameria Cavalleroni. An interactive and immersive installation dedicated to the transformation of Fenix and HPL materials, combining design, innovation and sustainability.

Fuorisalone 2022: Between Space and Time, the theme of the edition scheduled from 6 to 12 June

Design must also support the transition towards environmental sustainability
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 16/03/2022

Milano Design City 2020: restart the Design System in Italy

From 28th September to 10th October 2020 a rich programme of events, exhibitions and meetings in showrooms and design venues
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/09/2020