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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.

Decors from the Mare Nostrum collection by Abet Laminati at Sicam 2023

Abet Laminati previewed at Sicam 2023 the new Mare Nostrum collection, designed by Matteo Ragni. It is made up of six digitally printed patterns (Fetch, Islands, Octopus, Net, Papersail, Shark), each of which comes in four colours that evoke the natural tones of the sea and land. 

As Matteo Ragni himself explains, Mare Nostrum "is a collection of decors celebrating the sea, a symbol of vitality and biodiversity, an element that laps the coasts of all continents and keeps them united and connected. The sea, our sea, of all and for all, where thousands of marine species find a home in an ecosystem often challenged by human actions. The decorations formally take their cue from fish and wave motion to recreate more abstract and geometric patterns. An undercurrent message to remind us to take care of our sea and our unique planet earth".


24 decors with a sustainable core 

The new Mare Nostrum collection, with its 24 decors, fits in perfectly with the Re-Abet project, presented at Interzum 2023, developed by the company and demonstrating its commitment to reducing environmental impacts. In fact, the collection's decors feature a core made of Re-Abet, a product consisting of 100% recycled kraft paper. 

At the Sicam 2023 stand, the new patterns of the Mare Nostrum collection were interspersed with Re-Abet raw panels, precisely to give visitors the opportunity to get to know and touch the nature of this special solution.


Re-Abet and sustainability 

Generally we talk about the more technical aspects of laminates, such as the ease of installation and the material's resistance, but lately attention is also turning to another important element, that of product sustainability

Abet's constant commitment to the research and development of materials, which can go beyond traditional ones, translates into the production of laminates that have always maintained their characteristics intact over time, contributing to the creation of durable, quality products. 

As far as sustainability is concerned, Abet Laminati has implemented a series of behaviours and processes to reduce environmental impacts, and has drawn up a catalogue called 'Abet GoGreen', which illustrates the company's vision, results and future objectives. It is precisely from this philosophy that Abet has come to produce Re-Abet, laminates made from 100% recycled kraft paper.


The Abet Laminati stand at Sicam 2023 

Once again this year, Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni, the company's design curator, designed an exhibition space that showcased all the new products. An open stand, in which Abet's 'A' features were present: one composed of more than 400 sample tiles from the Colours Collection and the other composed of samples from the Metalli collection. 

There were also three monolithic structures, two counters and a bench, made respectively with the new decors of the Metalli collection and in MEG H, a laminate created for outdoor solutions. 

A prominent place within the exhibition space was occupied by the meeting room, bordered by large laminate panels and 'best-selling' decors selected from the Colours, Metalli, Rocks, Legni and Polaris Contemporary collections. Finally, on the back wall, the new Mare Nostrum collection stood out.

Schattdecor: new digital prints, new decors and innovative products

At interzum, the proposals reflect Schattdecor's multifaceted product portfolio
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Bloom, a new sustainable technology from Arpa Industriale

Technology for the heart of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM® materials
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 25/06/2019
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Counterfeiting: new copyright protection in the sector

Copy protection through watermarked information
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 04/06/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

‏Dry connection system Lock of Abet Laminati

‏Innovative technology to easily realise furnishing elements
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 30/10/2017