Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Catas Academy: two interesting seminars in September

Catas, the laboratory of tests and examinations for the wood-furniture sector, also boasts a rich and careful training and in-depth analysis. In fact, the Catas Academy meetings and seminars begin in this period and will focus on very specific but always very interesting topics.

Next September 20, at 2 pm, a meeting will be held at the Catas headquarters in Lissone (Monza Brianza), which will address the topic of the new legislative framework for class 1 medical devices, in light of the European regulation that came into force in May 2017 Andrea Giavon, director of Catas, Alberto Gelosa, head of the Lissone site, and Roberto Passini, director of Sicom Testing, will take part in the task of deepening the topics related to electrified products, for which there are obviously a series of specificities to be respected.

The meeting is aimed at manufacturers of medical devices, designers and distributors, but also to those responsible for purchasing health and social care facilities.

The second event will be organized, instead, at the headquarters of San Giovanni al Natisone (Udine) on Thursday, September 27th from 4 to 6 pm. The seminar, organized in collaboration with the Mansi law firm, is entitled “Selling abroad: technical and legal aspects on contracts and international trade“. Selling across the border is increasingly complex and the choices of the most important world economies in recent weeks are a concrete testimony: protectionism, tariffs, bilateral agreements are the boundaries within which Italian companies will have to move with ever greater skills if they want to maintain the results of the past.

Andrea Giavon and Daniele Bergamasco of Catas will illustrate to those present which are the most current topics in the field of chemical and mechanical safety, while the lawyer Francesco Mansi will deal with the technical-legal aspects of the export dynamics.

The meetings are free for everyone.

For further information, call the telephone number +39 0432 747260 or write to the email address formazione@catas.com

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