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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.

EuroShop 2023: Showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the retail sector
From 26 February to 2 March, EuroShop 2023, the world's leading trade fair for the retail trade, returns to the Düsseldorf exhibition grounds. Like every three years, the event will be the highlight for the entire world of international trade and its partners.

Around 1,800 exhibitors from 55 countries will occupy over 100,000 m2 of net exhibition space: it will be the perfect opportunity to showcase the latest trends and innovations in the retail sector, from shop fittings to technology, logistics and point of sale solutions.


EuroShop, information and networking platform

Over the past three years, the retail sector has been hard hit by the crisis caused by Covid. It is now facing other major challenges caused by the sharp rise in energy prices, of raw materials and transport costs, and also a kind of consumer resistance to consumption due to current global political upheavals and high inflation rates.

In such difficult times, it becomes even more important for retail companies to invest with foresight, innovation and courage in the future of their business. EuroShop, with its diverse and globally unique range of products, offers the perfect information and networking platform.

The entire global retail sector has undergone many changes in recent years. Among these we see how lately it has transformed from a pure "place-to-store" to a "place-to-be". Customers want to have fun, enjoy culinary delights, meet friends, attend a reading and much more. Today, the flexible design of spaces is increasingly trendy, as are “infotainment” areas that combine information and entertainment, with interactive digital offers; even in retail, the metaverse is poised to conquer space.


EuroShop 2023: the eight dimensions

The EuroShop 2023 expo features the usual rich variety of offerings, high quality and clear division into the eight dimensions: Shop Fitting & Store Design/ Visual Merchandising, Surfaces & Materials, Lighting, Food Service Equipment, Refrigeration & Energy Management, Retail Technology, Retail Marketing and Expo + Event Marketing.

Many Italian companies in different sizes will be present at EuroShop again this year. The Expo + Event Marketing dimension is the largest showcase and exchange of ideas for exhibition architecture, design, event and live marketing. This year's area will feature 135 companies occupying 6,000 m2 of net exhibition space in Hall 1. Trade visitors will be able to find creative insights and numerous ideas such as successful booth construction, customized exhibition booth solutions, developments and applications for booth construction systems, mobile displays and display systems.


Collateral events and special areas

In addition to the wide range of proposals of exhibiting companies from all over the world, as always the program of collateral events is also very rich.

The core of EuroShop consists of seven stages, high-level conferences and discussion forums on the latest developments and innovative trends.

The fair's special areas include several zones offering free spaces for specialists, start-ups, for "generations X, Y & Z," for innovative ideas, visions and products. EuroShop's already proven special areas are: Designers' Village, Start-up hub, POPAI Shop Global Village and the IFES Global Village as well as the Italian Lighting Lounge.

There will also be three special debuts in 2023: the "Future Urban Lab," which shows and develops new attractiveness factors for visiting the cities of tomorrow; "Room4Senses," which focuses on sensory perception; and the University of Düsseldorf's (HSD) "Retail Ball Game," an open communication platform that shows the challenges and solutions facing retail in the coming years.

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

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

Despite investments and general optimism, the situation does not guarantee the smooth running of the event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2020