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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.

Cinelli Piume e Piumini celebrates its first 60 years in business

A world-renowned Italian feather and down producer, Cinelli Piume e Piumini celebrates its first 60 years in business in 2024. 

A story that began in 1964 with founder Silvano Cinelli's passion for goose down and that continues, under the leadership of the second generation, today with the same care and attention. 

The company produces everything in-house in its factory in Buggiano, immersed in the green Valdinievole in the province of Pistoia, where the feathers are selected and processed with skill and respect, obtaining the maximum in terms of quality and performance to then realise the various product lines.

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Experimentation and research 

Experimentation and research are the key words that tell the soul of the company since the beginning, when in 1976 it produced the technical down garments for the first Italian expedition to Antarctica. Thanks to its constant research in the technological and production fields, to its tradition of quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail, Cinelli Piume e Piumini guarantees a high level product: the down is in fact processed following procedures that range from a careful selection to the reclamation/washing phase and its sanitisation.

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Feather sorting plant 

All its products are tracked, natural, certified and sustainable according to eco-friendly production processes that reduce their environmental impact in a green perspective that characterises the company's philosophy. 

For many years, the company has been committed to protecting the environment by investing at a structural level, through the adoption of innovative technologies and the use of alternative energies in respect of nature, the territory and people.


Certified production 

The transparency of the company's production is certified by DOWNPASS, which guarantees and promotes the correct protection of animals and the responsible sourcing of feathers and down, and RDS (Responsible Down Standard), which certifies the origin of the raw material in terms of respect and protection of animals, reared in a healthy way in their natural environment. 

Cinelli Piume e Piumini is also a member of EDFA (European Down and Feather Association) which groups together the main European down producers and has recently joined IDFB (International Down and Feather Bureau) which represents the most important down producers in the world. The company also has the NOMITE® label on all down products, certifying them as suitable for those with allergies to household dust. 


Three product lines

 Down is processed in-house to make the three product lines: Bedding Line, Furniture Line and Clothing Line. 

In the Bed Line for the home, Cinelli Piume e Piumini proposes quilts, duvets, pillows, decorative cushions and plaids, while for the contract sector the catalogue consists of duvets, pillows and toppers also made to measure for important accommodation facilities at an international level.

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For the Furnishing Line, Cinelli Piume e Piumini produces high quality upholstery solutions for sofas and cushions. Selected feathers together with other materials, from fibre to memory foam, for excellent results in terms of softness, insulation, comfort and durability. The pure cotton outer fabric guarantees excellent breathability. The tightly woven fabric prevents down and feathers from escaping. The company provides customised solutions to enable the creation of unique models, from prototypes to series production. 

Finally, for the clothing line, the company collaborates with high-end Italian fashion brands by supplying fine down fillings for their collections.



Elcam padding materials: high quality for guaranteed comfort

Innovative and sustainable products in order to best meet customer needs
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 22/06/2022
Company: Elcam Srl

Assopiuma: the value of tailoring

The associated companies are distinguished by innovative technology and a strong craftsmanship vocation
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 19/04/2022

Assopiuma: certification of biodegradable feathers/downs

The certification of conformity issued by the specialized analysis laboratory Hohenstein
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 10/01/2022

Materials for padding Elcam: innovative products with high quality standards

Products specifically designed to ensure high comfort to the upholstery
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 15/09/2021
Company: Elcam Srl

Elcam upholstery materials: innovation in the service of comfort

Carefully designed products for padding with specific technical characteristics for every need
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 12/05/2021
Company: Elcam Srl

Feathers for furnishing: from Cinelli Piumini quilts padding solutions for quality sofas

100% Made in Italy, certified, safe and sustainable production of feathers and down jackets
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Company: Cinelli Piume e Piumini Srl

Elcam: innovative materials for quality cushions

Padding with unique technical features and personalized comfort
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 14/10/2019
Company: Elcam Srl

Cinelli: feathers and other quality upholstery materials

Quality guaranteed by the control of the entire production cycle
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 29/07/2019
Company: Cinelli Piume e Piumini Srl