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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 wins Cerved's Customer Satisfaction Audit award

Catas, the most important European laboratory for testing and research in the wood-furniture sector, has received the important “Customer Satisfaction Audit“ award from Cerved of Milan, the authoritative agency for assessing the economic and organizational performance of companies.
The result of the survey carried out by Cerved found that 98% of Italian and even 100% of foreign customers are satisfied with the services of Catas.
The research work, carried out in the first months of 2019, was based on interviews with Catas' client companies, involving an extremely significant sample: 350 companies, both Italian, over 250, and foreign, over a hundred.
The initiative is part of the activities related to the fiftieth anniversary of Catas, an event that does not want to be limited to a time of celebration and celebration, but also wants to be an opportunity to take stock of their work and to learn more about relationships with their customers.
From Cerved's analysis it is clear that the companies interviewed felt they were really involved in this initiative. The most positive data, with more than 99% of satisfaction, concern the scope of the relationship with the laboratory: the customers expressed great satisfaction with the professionalism and availability of the technicians.
The excellent results obtained by the survey allowed Catas to receive the Csa (Customer Satisfaction Audit) award for having shown that it is a company that is extremely attentive to its customers.
“A result that comforts us for the attention that we try to devote daily to the companies that turn to us,“ said the president of Catas, Bernardino Ceccarelli. “The picture that emerged from Cerved's valuable work is not only a source of great satisfaction, but also offers us some interesting points for reflection that stimulate us to do even better: certainly the best way to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary since the foundation“.

Catas organises Testing the experience a virtual tour of its laboratories

An opportunity to get to know the spaces and structures of the laboratories and to dialogue with technicians and operators.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/12/2020

Minimum environmental criteria and sustainability at the centre of a webinar promoted by Catas and Manifaktura

Opportunities and tools for companies in the furniture world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 13/07/2020

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 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