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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 Point in Pesaro: the workshop opens an office in the heart of the Marche's furniture district

Catas, the most important European testing laboratory for the wood-furnishing sector, has inaugurated in Pesaro the first “Catas Point“, a reference point for all the companies involved in the wood-furnishing world, in one of the most important districts in the national production of furniture, the Marche region and neighbouring regions.
The aim of Catas is to be closer to the companies operating in that region and in neighbouring regions, offering itself as a point of reference to make it more “convenient“ to use the workshop's experience and expertise.
Fifty years after it was set up in Friuli Venezia Giulia and twenty-five years after the opening of the Lissone headquarters in Brianza, the workshop has now arrived in another major Italian furnishing centre, where there are numerous brands that contribute to raising the profile of Italian-made products all over the world.
As Franco Bulian, director of Catas, explained, this choice was made possible by the partnership that began in 2020 with Manifaktura, a new company founded in Pesaro by Francesco Balducci and Alessandra Cecchini, innovation managers with a long national and international experience in the furniture sector. Their expertise, experience and closeness to the many companies with whom we have been collaborating for many years,“ Bulian concluded, “will allow us to be even more effective, as well as enabling us to take advantage of new opportunities and make our skills available to all those who may need them.


Catas Point in Pesaro: numerous catalogue services on offer

Catas Point Pesaro offers a wide range of services: from laboratory tests to consultancy on technical standards, from the prestigious “Catas Quality Award“ and “Made in Italy by Catas“ product certifications to the increasingly popular emission tests. From paint products to playgrounds, including reaction to fire tests; from high-level training opportunities for company personnel and the organisation of events and technical meetings to checks and declarations of conformity on the subject of “Cam-Furniture“; from investigations into product defects to “Risk Assessment“ of furniture, including electrified furniture, or applied research on products and materials under development.
Alessandra Cecchini and Francesco Balducci of Manifaktura2020 are proud to be working even more closely and directly with a company like Catas. Our experience in the world of certification and business consultancy,“ they added, “has enabled us to get to know very well the reality of the various furniture and furnishing districts in the Marche and neighbouring regions. We are certain that offering this rich industrial fabric the opportunity to directly access the excellent services offered by Catas through the “Catas Point“ in Pesaro will create new opportunities for discussion and growth.

Catas: excellent results in 2021 and big plans for 2022

Subscribed companies grow by 6%, and the number of tests carried out and product certifications also increase
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 16/02/2022

FederlegnoArredo: Claudio Feltrin is the new Chairman for the four-year period 2020-2024

Vision and action will be the focus of the new president's commitment.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/11/2020

Designing sustainability: the future of Italian furniture according to FSC Italia

FSC certification is a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood and a communication topic for companies in the sector.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/10/2020

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The Federlegno-Arredo manifesto and the appeal of some leading companies in the design sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/04/2020

Catas Academy: the calendar of courses and seminars 2020 has been defined.

Address topical issues of great interest to the wood-furniture sector
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 03/01/2020

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

In the USA a new norm for the formaldehyde emissions

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