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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.

Elcam padding materials: innovative products for maximum comfort
Elcam, a company specialized in the production and transformation of padding materials, has been present on the market for more than fifty years and in all these years has been able to be appreciated by the leading companies in the industry worldwide for its innovative and high quality materials and for the use of technologically advanced machinery. The history of Elcam began in the 70's in Brianza, a center of great entrepreneurial ferment. The company has always set its production and processing on high quality standards, with a wide-ranging research on innovative materials that can best meet the needs of its customers. Among these we find products such as Solotex, SoloFlex, SoloSoff and Waterproof, the water-repellent fabric exclusively for Elcam.

Solotex©: an elastic, ventilated, flexible and soft material

Indeformability, anatomicity and voluminosity are the characteristics that distinguish Solotex©, an elastic, ventilated, flexible and soft material. A product of the latest generation, Solotex© is an elastic padding that, thanks to its shape memory, is able to give seats and backrests of upholstered furniture an excellent comfort, microclimate and bearing capacity. Solotex© guarantees performance of remarkable durability, elasticity, lightness and great breathability; moreover, being a product based on polyester fibers, it can be recycled.

Soloflex: an extremely versatile product

Elcam offers mixtures of different materials, both natural and synthetic. These blends are carefully studied to obtain padding with unique technical characteristics that guarantee personalized comfort according to the customer's needs. SoloFlex is a product with superior bearing capacity and durability. It is available in different composition percentages (Memory + Solotex) and in the BS 5852 fireproof version.  SoloFlex is extremely versatile: it can be used both for backrests and for seats and armrests.


SoloSoff: a microfiber that offers softness, suppleness and comfort

Among Elcam's innovative products there is also SoloSoff, a microfiber that, thanks to a fine denier and preformed, offers softness, fluffiness and comfort.  SoloSoff is able to achieve the same performance as feathers and down. It is available in the BS 5852 flame retardant version.


Waterproof®: the water-repellent fabric specifically for outdoor use

A water-repellent fabric exclusive to Elcam, Waterproof® is used specifically for outdoor production, a sector that is becoming increasingly important within the furniture industry.  It is a guaranteed, tested fabric, resistant to water and atmospheric agents in general, easy to maintain, of excellent quality and long-lasting. Its special processing makes Waterproof® a leader in the outdoor market, also giving it exclusive registered trademark status.

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Elcam padding materials: the evolution of comfort and sustainability

Eco-friendly materials for high performance and environmentally friendly cushions
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 24/10/2023
Company: Elcam Srl

Elcam padding materials: high quality for guaranteed comfort

Innovative and sustainable products in order to best meet customer needs
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 22/06/2022
Company: Elcam Srl

Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Flexible expanded polyurethanes Orsa foam: over 200 different types of products

Products able to achieve the best performances in the field of comfort and wellness
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 17/07/2020
Company: Orsa Foam

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

Architect@work Milano: architects meet the most innovative products and materials

Theme of this edition: “IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 12/11/2019

Lectra: two innovative solutions for the furniture industry 4.0

Cutting systems to improve productivity and extend customization
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 18/07/2019
Company: Lectra Italia

Elcam: a large production of high quality cushions

Research into innovative materials and technologically advanced machinery
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Company: Elcam Srl

Lectra: an event for a digital future in furniture production

Making unit and small-scale production more agile and profitable
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/08/2018
Company: Lectra Italia

Cinelli Piume e Piumini: quality padding solutions for sofas

The company, ever greener, gets a new certification
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 30/07/2018
Company: Cinelli Piume e Piumini Srl