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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.

Cleaf presents

On the occasion of the Milan Design Week, Cleaf has introduced the new exhibition concept of Ccube, the corporate showroom Cleaf of Lissone, signed by Studiopepe. “The Four Elements“, this is the name of the new concept, is an itinerary that explores the versatility of the areas Cleaf according to the thesis of the four natural elements: water, air, earth and fire.
A multi-sensory environment in which the visitor can freely discover the multiplicity of finishes and decorations that cohabit among them through a law of “harmony of the elements.“
The ample and bright locations of the CCube, developed on a floor area of 700 mq on four levels, propose a site specific installation in the central area, a series of abstract compositions on the walls of the four principal areas and four exhibition bases positioned in the two floor basements.
A forest composed by panels, dignified in different shapes and measures, welcomes the visitor and approaches him to the discovery of the four elements thanks to a sonorous installation that recalls the sounds in proximity of the access stairway to the four main locations. All nobilitated panels presents the same decoration of white color combined to different finishes to underline the tactile aspect.
A sort of pigeonhole on the grates on wall with dignified panels approached according to chromatic dominants of the four elements generates abstracted compositions which follow the scheme suggested by the sketch of the same grate. Warm colors for the fire, neutral for the air, cold for the water and intense for the earth.
Finally  the reconstruction of four locations, through the use of the same surfaces employed in the abstract compositions on the walls, it suggests some formalities and area of use.
“Our collection of surfaces is an open system in continuous development. A multiplicity of finishes and decorations that create a sort of noble leather for the furnishing world and of the interior design - Alessandro Carrara comments, General Manager of Cleaf. The space of  CCube offers us the possibility to create some narrations that are translated in a coordinated system for interiors world, where a planner with our surfaces can face the design of the furniture with the covering of the spaces.“

Saib raw and finished chipboard panels: eco-sustainable and with a high colour and haptic yield

The company has become an ADI member for the technological innovation of industrial processes and constant design research.
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 22/04/2020

Finished panels, laminates and edges: Espresso 2022, complete and coordinated collection by Cleaf

A stock service always in stock for official Cleaf retailers
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 19/02/2020
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

The Solid Colours collection and the new synchronized version of the Burnt finish by Cleaf

A collection of ABS faced panels, laminates and edges for furniture and interior design
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 30/10/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

SAIB selected by Intesa Sanpaolo as one of the best companies in the world

Awarded for its economic performance and eco-sustainability
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 27/09/2019

Cleaf and Egger sign an important business partnership

Objective: to provide architects and interior designers with an innovative and unique service
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 25/09/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Cleaf presents C-HOUSE: ABS faced panels, laminates and edges

The many applications of furniture and interior cladding surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Diplos: a collection that combines laminate hpl with melamine faced panels

Surfaces and panels complementary to each other for decoration and finishing
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 04/03/2019

Surfaces from the Antipodes: the Cleaf project at the Milano Design Week

The installation highlighted the materiality of the Cleaf surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 26/04/2018
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Ostermann edges with supermatt finish

An even richer assortment
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 18/01/2016
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

ABS edges by Ostermann

High performance and great flexibility of use for ABS edges for furniture
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 06/07/2015
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl