Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Eisenwarenmesse 2021 cancelled: to be held in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022

The Eisenwarenmesse 2021 (International Hardware Fair) in Cologne from 21 to 24 February has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the current infection rate and travel restrictions. The event will be postponed until 2022, from 6 to 9 March.
Despite major investments by Koelnmesse to create the necessary safety conditions and the optimism that reigned until just a couple of weeks ago, the organisers were forced to move the fair because the current situation did not guarantee a clear climate for the beginning of next year.
“Once again we have to inform Italian operators of the postponement to 2022 of a trade fair that everyone considers fundamental,“ commented Koelnmesse Italia CEO Thomas Rosolia. “The big world of hardware is a “strong context“ for us: there are many Italian companies that do not miss an edition of this exhibition, a real partnership, which convinced us a few years ago to organize our Hardware Forum in Milan, also postponed to 2021, as evidence of our involvement in the world of equipment for work and gardening“.


Eisenwarenmesse 2022

Eisenwarenmesse 2022 will not only allow a return to normality, but also a major world trade fair that will give the hardware world a chance to come together “in presence“.
Koelnmesse has already announced that there will be events and in-depth discussions on some very topical issues: from payment methods (increasingly electronic) to data management, a priority topic for a sector that has to deal with an enormous quantity of products in its catalogue, passing through the electronic platform that will flank the “live“ event, making it even richer and more interesting.

The Salone del Mobile di Milano asks the government for guarantees for the September appointment

The event is a valuable tool for restarting the sector, for Milan and for the whole country.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/03/2021

interzum 2021: Blum, Häfele and Vauth-Sagel announce their digital participation

Companies choose online mode to present their news in times of health emergency
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 08/02/2021
Company: Blum Julius Gmbh

International trade fairs: calendar changes again due to pandemic

Maison&Objet and Fimma Brasil postponed; Interzum Bogotà, Furniture Show Birmingham and Domotex cancelled
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 19/01/2021

Made Expo changes date: construction exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 November 2021

The postponement of the event to November is intended to represent a real global restart.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2021

Hardware Forum and Bricoday 2019: a strong and tested synergy

A single platform for the hardware and DIY sector
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/09/2019