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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.

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

The issue of sustainability has accelerated dramatically in recent times and has involved more and more companies and people to find an answer to the major problems of this new century such as climate change impacts, the advance of deforestation and, most recently, the onset of pandemics.
What positive contribution can the wood-furniture sector, one of the most representative of Made in Italy, offer to promote green consumer behaviour? What attention do companies in the furniture sector pay to sustainability?
To answer these questions, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Italy, an international NGO set up to promote the responsible management of forests and plantations and related supply chains, wanted to participate in Fuorisalone 2020 with a path called “FSC is Forests for all, forever“, a container of reflections, initiatives and meetings. The event brought together the experiences of recognised and appreciated brands such as Arper, Calligaris, Kartell, Manerba, Moroso, Paolo Castelli and Roda, involving them in an interesting debate on our future, the environment and Made in Italy furniture.


The green turning point of the wood-furniture sector

Sustainability has long been part of the entrepreneurial strategies of the wood-furniture sector: this is demonstrated by the fact that in Italy over 500 companies in the furniture sector have chosen FSC certification as a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood, to ensure virtuous and transparent supply chains, but also to communicate positive impacts on forests and people.  
For over 25 years, FSC has been working to defend the world's forests through environmentally friendly, socially useful and economically sustainable management; the FSC mark identifies products containing wood from forests managed in a correct and responsible manner according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. In 2001 FSC Italia was founded as a non-profit association, in harmony with the objectives of FSC International, to stimulate the spread of FSC certification in our country and in almost 20 years of existence already boasts numerous goals.


FSC Italia Furniture Award

During the Fuorisalone 2020 the second edition of the FSC Italia Furniture Award was also presented, a competition that recognizes the commitment of companies in the wood-furniture sector to produce products using FSC wood in indoor, outdoor and garden furniture.
Nine prizes to be awarded (Living and Accommodation, Sleeping Area, Bathroom Furniture, Kitchen, Office, Shops and Premises, Collectivity, Furniture for private homes, Public areas such as squares, parks and gardens and Hotels/public premises), plus 5 special mentions (CSR, Communication, FSC Labelling, Chain of Custody Furniture Chain and Small Companies).
The aim of the competition is to focus the attention of industrial and artisan production on the origin of the wood raw material, stimulating architects, designers and industries to design and produce FSC certified wooden furniture.
Participation is free of charge and is open to FSC-certified companies based in Italy or in the Republic of San Marino falling within product categories W12 (interior furnishings), W13.1 (garden furniture) or W13.7 (other outdoor furniture and garden products). Companies that produce semi-finished products are also admitted; it is also open to companies that have made at least one FSC certified production in wood in the field of indoor furniture and/or outdoor and garden furniture in the last three years and to companies that have sold at least one product as FSC certified.
Registration for the competition is to be done online, filling in the form and uploading the required materials no later than November 6, 2020.

FSC Furniture Awards: the 2022 edition is underway

The fourth edition of the competition expands to 20 countries and innovates the categories in the competition
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 30/05/2022

FSC certification in Italy: from the 2021 report a fast growing trend

The indoor and outdoor furniture sector sees a record 99 new certifications in 2021
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 11/02/2022

FSC Furniture Awards 2021: the best sustainable wood-furniture products awarded

The first European edition has highlighted the positive trend of sustainability in the furniture sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 06/12/2021

Environmental sustainability: responsible consumption and green companies grow in Italy

FSC Italy's 2020 Report confirms the positive trend of sustainability and certification in our country
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/02/2021

Catas Academy: webinar calendar for the year 2021

A rich programme of events to inform about the latest technical and regulatory developments in the wood-furnishing sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2021

FederlegnoArredo: Claudio Feltrin is the new Chairman for the four-year period 2020-2024

Vision and action will be the focus of the new president's commitment.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/11/2020

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

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

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019