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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.

Elica hoods win the Red Dot Design Award, the Plus X Award and the A'Design Award

Three important design awards have been assigned to three Elica products/news: the prestigious Red Dot Design Award to the innovative Rules and Super Plat stove hoods, while the NikolaTesla Fit cooker hob with integrated suction won the Plus X Award and the A' Design Award.
These international recognitions reward the continuous search for innovation, creativity and design that have always characterized the company and are a source of pride for Elica and for Fabrizio Crisà, Design Center Director of Elica, who comments on the results of his incessant work: “In 2004 the first award, in 2007 the first Red Dot Award. Today, after 16 years of work at Elica, there are more than 140 international design awards won by the products I have designed, including the Compasso d'Oro, with one award and three Honorable Mentions, but still, the emotion you feel is great. Each award given to the products is a victory for all the people who believed in them and worked on them with passion. On a personal level, knowing that juries of designers, architects and experts in the field have declared a product I designed worthy of an award, fills me with satisfaction and stimulates me to do my best“.


The Rules and Super Plat hoods: innovation and formal beauty

The Rules and Super Plat stove hoods have been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for 2021, one of the most important design prizes, which has acknowledged to the two Elica hoods those characteristics of innovation and formal beauty necessary to be judged winners and to be exhibited in the Zollverein museum in Essen, Germany.
The Rules hood has a great ability to integrate with the environment thanks to the adjustable depth from 21cm to 36cm that allows a perfect alignment with the wall units.  Maximum versatility instead in case of stand alone installation. In the Naked version, the Rules hood can be customized thanks to the front panel in the same finish as the wall unit.
The Super Plat hood is a true furnishing solution designed to integrate perfectly with the style of contemporary homes. Its compact shape and elegant finishes respond to customers' requests for customization, also providing them with an immediate and intuitive “technological“ interface.


NikolaTesla Fit: a cooktop with integrated aspiration

Designed to fit into the most compact contemporary spaces thanks to its 60 cm footprint, the new NikolaTesla Fit cooktop with integrated suction wins the Plus X Award, already assigned to the entire NikolaTesla collection, for its innovative technology, design and intuitive and immediate use. The newcomer to the range also wins the A'Design Award in the Home Appliances Design category. The Plus X Award, with its independent international jury made up of delegates from over 80 industries, 23 strategic partners and more than 700 international brands, is considered the world's largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle.
These are important recognitions for Elica's latest products, in addition to the Iconic Design Award, the IF Design Award, the IDA International Design Award and the Archiproducts Design Award won by these three products in 2021.

In the photo, the Super Plat hood, design Fabrizio Crisà.

Hettich's FurnSpin wins Red Dot Design Award 2024

Awarded in the “Innovative Products” category for its high level of innovation
Category: Furniture hardware
Publication date: 20/05/2024
Company: Hettich Italia

AvanTech YOU drawer system from Hettich: extensive customisation possibilities

The drawer platform from Hettich offers more than 20,000 different colour, format and material combinations to give furniture a distinctive character
Category: Components for drawers
Publication date: 21/09/2023
Company: Hettich Italia

LG built-in appliances: new collection combines energy efficiency, functionality and design

Presented at IFA 2023, the range includes InstaView™ ovens, QuadWash™ dishwashers, induction hobs, combi fridges and microwave ovens
Category: built-in ovens for the kitchen
Publication date: 04/09/2023

Suction solution integrated into the hob: Brera by Falmec, where technology is invisible

Silence and high energy efficiency for a product characterised by a minimalist design and a concentrate of technology
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 29/03/2023
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Franke wins five Red Dot Design Awards 2022

A prestigious award for the innovative design of products that create a winning integrated system
Category: Industry news, Kitchen
Publication date: 29/04/2022

Bora hobs with integrated extraction system awarded with the German Design Award 2021

The prestigious award given to BORA Professional 3.0 and BORA X Pure for their excellent performance and beautiful design
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 26/11/2020

Tecna Feel by Falmec: the new hood that feels and monitors the air thanks to the Feel System technology

An innovative Falmec solution for better air in the kitchen
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

The new NikolaTesla Switch induction suction floor by Elica

Induction and aspiration in a single product, synthesis of technology and design
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Company: Elica S.p.A

Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 21/12/2017

By Novy: hoods that illuminate kitchen

A LED light system helps to create the right atmosphere
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 19/09/2017