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.

CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024: machinery, materials and components for the furniture industry on show

CIFM/interzum guangzhou, to be held from 28 to 31 March at the Canton Exhibition Complex, is Asia's largest trade fair platform dedicated to the furniture manufacturing industry

Every year, the Guangzhou event brings together the world's leading companies in woodworking, furniture production and interior design.


'Surpass', theme of CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024 

The theme of this year's event is 'Surpass', an invitation to those companies in the sector that want to remain competitive, grow and take a leading position in the furniture industry market, to review their strategies, reshape old patterns and reposition themselves internationally. 

CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024 will be revamped and further expanded: an area of 160,000 square metres will host over 1,200 exhibitors from all over the world. The event will be held in conjunction with the second phase of the 53rd CIFF Guangzhou, which focuses on office and retail furniture, and is expected to attract more than 150,000 trade visitors.

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A global network for the entire industry 

CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024 aims to create a strong global network covering the entire supply chain. This year's event will be attended by around 200 leading international companies. 

Halls 14.1 and 15.1 showcase premium upholstery components and fabrics, along with the latest in interior decoration, decorative papers and edgings for furniture finishing, panels and adhesives.

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Well-known Italian brands such as Diviemme, Furnital, Italiana Ferramenta, Permo, Pessotto Reti, Sige, Unionplast and Vibo will display their entire range of high-quality products. A wide range of materials representing different styles of cladding will be presented in the Materials section. 

Numerous leading international companies in the area of surface materials - including Schattdecor, Rehau, impress, Interprint (IP), LamiGraf, Renolit and Munksjö - will offer complete solutions to meet different requirements. The American Hardwood Export Council and American Softwoods will demonstrate their expertise in the wood industry.

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The Design Originale 2.0 event showcases, along an innovative route, iconic brands that are focused on originality, research and development in the decorative panel industry. The CMF Trends International Material Gallery promotes interaction between companies and designers with the aim of creating a true source of inspiration for global interior design.


Leading international manufacturers 

The Machinery sector occupies five halls in Area C and is the benchmark for innovation and digital transformation in the furniture industry. With a focus on the promotion of artificial intelligence and integrated solutions, this sector brings together leading international manufacturers of woodworking, sewing and upholstery machinery and mattress production machinery.

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SCM, Paolino Bacci, Biesse, HOMAG, Leitz and Freud are among the leading woodworking machinery manufacturers exhibiting at CIFM/interzum guangzhou. Moreover, thanks to an exclusive partnership with the European Federation of Manufacturers of Woodworking Machinery (EUMABOIS), interzum guangzhou 2024 is strengthening its ties with the European woodworking machinery sector. 


interzum guangzhou Award: prizes for excellence 

The interzum guangzhou Award enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry and is now widely recognised. Each year, a selected jury assesses the best products. Renowned international material and design experts such as Dick Spierenburg, Sascha Peters and Kristina Meyer will be part of the jury for the next edition. Once again this year, the interzum Guangzhou Award is set to become a benchmark for outstanding companies and products.

Ostermann: Constant attention to customer needs

The company responds to new needs with new solutions: efficient service, a constantly growing product range and extremely fast dispatch
Category: Companies: strategies and future
Publication date: 17/01/2024
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Made Expo changes date: construction exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 November 2021

The postponement of the event to November is intended to represent a real global restart.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2021

Eisenwarenmesse 2021 cancelled: to be held in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022

Despite investments and general optimism, the situation does not guarantee the smooth running of the event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2020

Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 19/12/2017

‏Dry connection system Lock of Abet Laminati

‏Innovative technology to easily realise furnishing elements
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 30/10/2017

Biesse at Ligna 2017: think forward

Creating innovation through integrated solutions
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 25/05/2017
Company: Biesse s.p.a.

Contemporary furniture handles by Citterio Line

New material finishes for contemporary design handles
Category: furniture handles and knobs
Publication date: 09/12/2014
Company: Citterio Line Spa

Roberto Marella

A complete range of furniture handles
Category: furniture handles and knobs
Publication date: 08/10/2014
Company: Roberto Marella S.p.A.

Sadun: Avonite, Oberflex and Sibu Design

Materials with high innovative content
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 09/03/2014