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.

Cleaf and Ernestomeda: a winning partnership
Alberto Scavolini, CEO of Ernestomeda, and Roberto Caspani, CEO of Cleaf, talk about some aspects of the partnership between these two family businesses, expression of an entrepreneurial model and a design vision that have contributed to making Made in Italy successful in the world.


Ernestomeda: high quality and craftsmanship Made in Italy

Ernestomeda is a company specialized in the production of designer kitchens, Cleaf produces surfaces and innovative solutions for the furniture and interior design sector: two Made in Italy excellences that have found harmony to give life to this fruitful collaboration.

Alberto Scavolini tells how Ernestomeda was born in 1996 with a determined and ambitious project, that of making beauty accessible, guaranteeing high quality and above all Made in Italy craftsmanship. This objective was achieved thanks to the industrial capacity of a strong group such as Scavolini and to the meeting with the architect Giuseppe Bavuso, the company's current art director, which brought about a turning point in product conception.


The partnership with Cleaf

“The partnership with Cleaf - explains Alberto Scavolini - began about ten years ago and took a decisive turn in 2019, with the idea of ​​developing solutions together that could make the most of our kitchens.The research and development teams of the two companies have began to confront each other assiduously. The decision to work closely together was particularly fundamental in tackling the difficulties that emerged with the historical scenario of the last two years".

Roberto Caspani, for his part, immediately accepted the challenge also because the Scavolini group represents excellence in the Italian kitchen sector and a company like Ernestomeda immediately proved to be the ideal partner for Cleaf: both companies have always focused their activity on technological and aesthetic research.

"Seeing our Riga and Poro Noce finishes applied to the Sign kitchen at Eurocucina gave me great satisfaction, the sign of our work together." - stated Roberto Caspani. "Having partners of this caliber is useful for having a different point of view on our surfaces".


High quality surfaces

As explained by Alberto Scavolini, the synergy between Cleaf and Ernestomeda has allowed, and still allows, to create high quality surfaces, capable of guaranteeing a surprising result in terms of aesthetics and materiality.
”The latest Cleaf, Riga and Poro Noce finishes, which we have introduced in combination with decorative papers developed ad hoc for us, are currently used in the Sign compositions. The Toucher finish was chosen to make the most of the internal parts of the kitchen". Research on surfaces in recent years has moved from the depth of finishes to the desire to obtain natural tactile sensations. "Next April at the Salone del Mobile.Milano we will present new surfaces in this direction" said Roberto Caspani.


In the photo above, Roberto Caspani and Alberto Scavolini.

Arpa high quality surfaces: two new finishes and a selection of ten decors

The result of an in-depth analysis of interior design trends in terms of aesthetics, materials and settings
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 01/02/2023
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Fir Italia design taps: beauty, colour, design, innovation and eco-sustainability

Fir Italia's new rebranding activity aims to strengthen its market positioning
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 26/09/2022

SACE Export Report 2022: Italian exports of goods up by 10.3%

Italian exports are confirmed as a driving force for our economy
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 16/09/2022

Decorative laminates Colors Collection: from Abet Laminati over 140 solid colors inspired by spring

Available in various types, the surfaces are ideal for any environment, both domestic and contract
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 06/04/2022

Salone del Mobile.Milano: sustainability at the center of the 60th edition

From 7 to 12 June, at Fiera Milano Rho, the event is back in attendance with over 2,000 exhibitors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 17/03/2022

The Salone del Mobile in Milan postponed to June

The 60th edition of the show will take place from June 7 to 12 and will favor a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and operators
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2022

FederlegnoArredo 2021 data: growing trend for the furniture sector

Macrosystem furniture and lighting: sales Italy +21.4%, exports + 5.7% compared to 2019
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 10/09/2021

Gekil® antibacterial treatment by Marmo Arredo for sanitised and protected kitchen tops

A high-tech solution that eliminates pathogens from surfaces 24 hours a day
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Antibacterial surfaces: testing and evaluation of effectiveness a current issue addressed by Catas

Antibacterial effects and sanitizing treatments on different types of furniture surfaces
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 07/06/2020