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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.

Certification “Italian Furniture Origin”: the reference brand for Italian furniture

Made in Italy has always been synonymous with quality, creativity and craftsmanship, capable of harmoniously combining innovation and respect for tradition. The value of Made in Italy represents an important element that determines a competitive advantage on international markets, especially for small and medium-sized companies in the furniture system.
This value has been made objective thanks to the UNI 11674:2017 standard “Furniture - Requirements for determining the Italian origin of furniture“ published on 2 March 2017. According to the standard there are two important requirements that must be met:

Process requirements: according to which the significant phases (the processes to make the semi-finished and finished products, the final assembly and packaging) must be carried out on Italian territory;
 Product requirements: the finished products must guarantee the minimum requirements of safety, resistance and durability in accordance with the relevant technical standards (as specified by the UNI 11674 standard).

Cosmob Qualitas Praemium certification

Cosmob, an analysis, testing and certification laboratory for the wood-furnishing sector, has always recognised the importance of the Italian origin of furniture, and for this reason it works alongside companies wishing to enhance the value of their production by certifying the Italian origin and quality of Made in Italy furniture.
With the Cosmob Qualitas Praemium “Origine Italiana del Mobile“ (Italian origin of furniture) certification, Cosmob has defined a specific certification scheme that allows manufacturers to gain a competitive advantage and at the same time provide a guarantee to the end consumer with a view to greater product transparency and reliability.
In compliance with the UNI 11674 standard, the certification scheme applies to the following types of furniture
• home and community (chairs, tables, storage furniture, beds and mattresses)
• office (work chairs, desks, storage furniture, partition screens);
• school (seats, desks, blackboards);
• childhood (cots, playpens, cots and bunk beds, changing tables).


The “Italian Furniture Origin“ mark

At the heart of the certification scheme is the Cosmob Qualitas Praemium “Origine Italiana del Mobile“ mark, a tool that qualifies and enhances Made in Italy furniture products.
Today, more and more leading Italian companies in the sector are choosing Cosmob to certify the quality of their products, which are the result of the best skills in terms of Italian design and originality. For its part, the Pesaro Technology Centre continues to promote the values of Made in Italy to contribute to the enhancement of products, also through its involvement in the technical standards committees, in order to extend the fields of application of the UNI 11674 standard to all Italian furniture products.

Antibacterial surfaces: Catas obtains ISO 22196: 2011 accreditation

The laboratory also launches the CQA Antibacterial Coating to certify interior painting cycles
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 27/06/2022

Catas inaugurates the new site for product certifications

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 28/03/2022

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

Firefighter fire-retardant coatings by Verinlegno: safety and high performance

The new coatings, which are certified as class 1, minimize the reaction to fire of the wooden substrate on which they are applied
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 07/10/2021

Designation of Italian furniture origin: a significant response from companies

A more than positive result for the new Catas-Cosmob certification
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 16/11/2018

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

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/11/2017

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 20/10/2017