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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.

Design Contest Ideasxwood 2019/2020 promoted by Tabu to enhance the quality of wood

The second edition of the Ideasxwood Design Contest has started. Ideasxwood is the most important competition in the world in the wood sector, promoted by Tabu, a company considered to be the Italian excellence in wood dyeing. Under the patronage of ADI, FederlegnoArredo and FSC®Italia, Ideasxwood is an annual and international ideas competition open to university students and designers under 39.
The aim is to make wood known and to enhance it as a noble, living and renewable raw material as it can be cultivated and planned in its availability on a global scale for future generations.

Design Contest Ideasxwood 2019/2020
The Competition provides for the design of geometric, organic or combined drawings aimed at the following methods:
- the production of multilaminar veneers in the size 650 x 3060 mm;
- the creation of industrial inlays (Graffiti by Tabu Collection) both on dyed natural veneers and on multilaminar veneers - or those that can be freely combined - for the production of panels measuring 1260 x 3060 mm;
- the development of three-dimensional surfaces (Groovy by Tabu Collection) made with the technique of embossing or bas-relief for the production of panels size 1260 x 3060 mm;
- the development of the latest generation of wood panelling surfaces (Skeens by Tabu Collection) in sheets measuring 620 x 3000 mm.
The solutions presented, after registration of a personal page in the reserved area of the website www.ideasxwood.it, must be received electronically by Thursday 30.04.2020, must be original and unpublished and aimed at enhancing the workings of the company.
The award ceremony will be held in Milan on Thursday 28 May 2020.
The Jury will be chaired by architect Franco Raggi and will be composed of architects, journalists and representatives of the Associations of the wood-furniture sector.
As for the prizes, a first prize of 5000 euros will be awarded to the Professionals Category and a first prize of 5000 euros to the Students Category. There will also be special prizes from the Partners of the event.
Further information can be found at www.ideasxwood.it

Carpanelli 100 Years Award dedicated to the theme “Italian Journey“.
As part of the Ideasxwood 2019/2020 competition, Carpanelli, a historic company dedicated to artistic woodworking and high-level cabinet-making, is promoting the “Carpanelli 100 Anni“ Award dedicated to the theme “Italian Journey“ to celebrate its 100 years of activity.
The competition requires the design of furnishing objects able to express Italian creativity, enhancing the wood in its most valuable essences as a material protagonist combined with other materials that express a contemporary concept of preciousness, or can evoke inlaid decoration in the beauty of Italian Art and Architecture from its origins to the present day.
Participation in this Award follows the same procedures as the Contest Tabu: two categories (Professionals Under 39 and Students), application form always on the site www.ideasxwood.it
under the heading Carpanelli Prize 100 Years, telematic submission of entries by Thursday 30.04.2020.
The Jury of the Carpanelli 100 Anni Prize will be chaired by Architect Franco Raggi and composed of experts in the wood-furniture sector. The award ceremony will be held in Milan on Thursday 28 May 2020.
Also in this case there will be two Prizes: 1st Prize for the Professionals Category of Euro 3000 and 1st Prize for the Students Category of Euro 2000.
The company reserves the right to carry out the projects of the competition and possibly present them at the Salone del Mobile the following year.

IDEASxWOOD 2021/2022: the fourth edition of the Design Contest promoted by Tabu is launched

A competition of ideas, annual and international, aimed at university students and designers Under 40
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/11/2021
Company: Tabu Spa

IDEASxWOOD 2020: at the Triennale the announcement of the winners of the Contest promoted by Tabu

The aim of the Contest is to support the knowledge of wood and promote its enhancement
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 15/10/2020
Company: Tabu Spa

Natural dyed and multilaminar veneers from Tabu in the 555.18 Collection

The collection, also known as the RED BOX 555, is a fundamental support for design
Category: Natural and dyed veneers
Publication date: 02/03/2020
Company: Tabu Spa