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.

Circular economy: EU proposals on the theme of circularity and eco-design

On March 30, the European Commission published the Circular Economy Package, a package that includes a series of regulations to accelerate the transformation towards a circular economy at the European level. Among these there is also the Sustainable Products Initiative, renamed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) which aims to offer European consumers more sustainable products and promote business models more suited to the circular economy.


Eco-friendly product design

The Sustainable Products Initiative, inspired by the Ecodesign directive, aims at the complete recyclability of the products placed on the market, or of their components, with the minimization of the production of emissions and waste, the elimination of squanderings, maximum energy savings throughout the cycle of life.

The measures concern the eco-compatible design of products, with the introduction of a series of requirements to be respected and new mandatory information to be provided by producers to consumers in order to know precisely what they are buying, also in terms of duration and repairability. of products. These new eco-sustainability requirements and standards will apply to all products entering the EU single market, even imported ones.

By the end of 2022, the European Commission will launch a public consultation on the categories of products to be selected that will be the subject of the first Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation working plan: the priority list includes furniture and mattresses along with textiles, tires, detergents and others.


Eco-design not only for energy efficiency

The sustainability criteria will therefore be defined not only with regard to energy efficiency, but also for the circularity and for an overall reduction of the environmental and climatic footprint of the products. The requirements of the new Eco-design will aim to make products more durable, reliable, reusable, upgradeable, repairable, easier to maintain, renew and recycle, and energy and resource efficient.

Furthermore, the first indications are introduced on the Digital Products Passport (DPP) which will facilitate the traceability of the substances used along the supply chain and will facilitate the repair or recycling of the products themselves.

Sustainability and ecological transition: the themes at the center of the Salone del Mobile.Milano

Announced membership in the UN Global Compact to help build a "healthy" and responsible society
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 13/06/2022

FederlegnoArredo: new professionals for the digital and green transition

A European project indicates which are the most requested and how they should be formed
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 07/03/2022

Sustainability: from FederlegnoArredo a decalogue to win the green challenge

Italian wood-furniture in the ecological transition: this is the theme of the survey presented at the annual meeting of the Federation
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/11/2021

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019

The new BIO water-based wood varnishes Iridea by Ica are protagonists at the Fuorisalone

The “IDEA - The Design Supermarket” exhibition at Superstudio Più
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/04/2018

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017

‏FIMA Carlo Frattini presents the new galvanic zero-impact system

‏Environmental sustainability, quality and design characterise the company's products
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 18/10/2017
Company: FIMA Carlo Frattini S.P.A