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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.

Catas organises Testing the experience a virtual tour of its laboratories

Catas, the most important European wood-furniture laboratory, to respond to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, organised a web event entitled “Testing the experience“ on Thursday 10 December at 10 am. A virtual tour that allows not only to show spaces and structures of the laboratories of San Giovanni al Natisone (Udine) and Lissone (Monza and Brianza), but also to dialogue with technicians and operators who will answer live, through a dedicated chat, to questions and curiosities of those who will be connected.


A real journey through the Catas workshops

The idea of keeping Catas' doors open “online“, with images and conversations, in English, aims to show how the laboratory is organised, what equipment and technology it has available to carry out the various tests precisely and quickly. It also wants to show the state of the art in terms of regulations, certifications and testing methods for the many sectors in which it is involved. A real journey through the Catas laboratories, accompanied by Franco Bulian, deputy director of the laboratory, who will meet the people who work there, inviting them to talk about their work and share their skills.
“We are used to welcoming hundreds of people to our workshops“, says director Andrea Giavon, “and very often these are companies and groups that come to Friuli from all over the world, customers but also companies that want to work with us and above all want to see who and what we are, what we can offer“.
To take part in the event, all you need to do is register at the following link.

Inauguration of the new furniture laboratory of Catas

The laboratory will further enhance the productivity of the institute
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/10/2019

Catas wins Cerved's Customer Satisfaction Audit award

Survey shows high degree of customer satisfaction
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 31/05/2019

Catas celebrates fifty years of activity

A rich calendar of events and initiatives in Friuli and Brianza
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 28/02/2019

Catas Academy: two interesting seminars in September

An opportunity to learn about current issues
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/09/2018

Fantoni gets the first Made in Italy certificate

The product certification protocol developed by Catas and Cosmob
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 31/05/2018

In the USA a new norm for the formaldehyde emissions

Catas certification authority recognized by CARB
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/02/2017