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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.

Cosmob: Inauguration of new headquarters to train technicians of the future

The new headquarters of Cosmob, the advanced technological centre for experimentation and research on materials related to the wood-furniture sector, was inaugurated on 7 March in Montelabbate. Twenty professionals with mainly technical-scientific skills work in the facility, which covers an area of over 5,000 square metres. 

"We inaugurate our new headquarters with the enthusiasm and conviction that we have built an advanced technological infrastructure that will allow us to look to the future with optimism and determination," explained Cosmob President Zeno Avenanti.

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An advanced technology centre 

In the advanced technology centre there are state-of-the-art testing and experimentation laboratories, research and development areas and the FabLab, the High Technical Specialisation School with ITS courses for training and qualifying the technicians of the future. In addition, EUR 500,000 will be invested through the PNRR to boost the activities of the ITS for the wood-furniture sector: these will be used to set up educational, digital fabrication and materials sustainability laboratories and to create the 'carpentry workshop of the future'.

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"The strategic project," emphasised Alessio Gnaccarini, Director of Cosmob, "is aimed at responding to the new needs of the furniture product. Today, increasingly complex and interactive functions with the user are required of the product, modifying its traditional functions. The furniture of the future will in fact be increasingly complex, interactive and sustainable'.


Growth strategy focuses on the territory 

Aiming at the territory, also thanks to the synergy with the regional university system, with a view to international growth through recognition and accreditation from the world's most important research and regulatory and certification bodies, is the basis of the growth strategy of Cosmob, which celebrates 40 years of activity this year. 

For the president of the Marche Region, Francesco Acquaroli, who spoke at the inauguration ceremony, 'the effectiveness of industrial policy measures is based primarily on the quality and efficiency of the tools used, and Cosmob represents a technological centre of excellence for the Marche'. 

The undersecretary at the Ministry of Finance, Lucia Albano, for her part, emphasised that 'the defence and enhancement of Made in Italy represent the priority objectives on which to base the competitiveness of our manufacturing system.

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FederlegnoArredo forecasts 2023 closing at -3.3% for the wood-furniture supply chain

According to Monitor data from the FederlegnoArredo Study Centre, in the first half of 2023 the supply chain will record an overall contraction of 5.9% and 39% of companies will begin to reduce investments
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/09/2023

Rehau at Sicam 2023: innovative solutions, environmentally friendly materials and new inspirations for interior design

A wide range of solutions including surfaces, edgings and storage elements that combine aesthetics and functionality
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 11/09/2023
Company: REHAU SpA

Materials and Sustainability: the role of materials in the ecological transition

Online training course organized by Materially and intended for professionals interested in the topic of sustainability and circular economy
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/01/2022

Designing sustainability: the future of Italian furniture according to FSC Italia

FSC certification is a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood and a communication topic for companies in the sector.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/10/2020

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The Federlegno-Arredo manifesto and the appeal of some leading companies in the design sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/04/2020

Catas Academy: the calendar of courses and seminars 2020 has been defined.

Address topical issues of great interest to the wood-furniture sector
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 03/01/2020

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum 2017 catalyse the interest of designers and architects

All innovations for interior design and furniture manufacturing
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/03/2017