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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.

Expanded polyurethane: unusual creative and functional solutions proposed by Finemateria
Polyurethane foam is the protagonist of the work of Finemateria (the end is the matter), the Milanese duo formed by designers Stefano Bassan and Gianluca Sigismondi, who, in their design approach, try to find unusual creative and functional solutions for this material.
After their debut in 2020, which saw them win for the best new project, Finemateria returns to Edit Napoli, the trade fair dedicated to design, with two new projects: Cutted Clouds and Please Hold Up.


Cutted Clouds: simplicity, flexibility and optimization

At the heart of both projects is the concept of simplification, understood both as removing the superfluous and as pushing the material beyond its limits to find new opportunities and highlight its unprecedented potential.
Starting precisely from the concepts of simplicity, flexibility and optimization comes Cutted Clouds, a lightweight sofa made of three specific layers of polyurethane foam of different densities. Cutted Clouds is not a research project or a limited edition object, but it is proposed as a piece of furniture in search of a company that can bring it on the market.
Made only with the horizontal cut technique, the sofa nevertheless maintains a high material and production standard, giving rise to a product that is easily adaptable and modifiable according to needs, able to offer comfort and support. In this project the mono-materiality is an added value. Edit presented two modules of different sizes with two covers in Ripstop Nylon fabric, one transparent that enhances the cuts and the different densities of the polyurethane foam and one dark with thermosensitive resin that, with heat, reveals the underlying material.


The structural capacity of UP 40 polyurethane

Again using UP 40 polyurethane, a new type of high bearing capacity produced with a variable pressure foam, Finemateria also presented Please Hold Up, a seat with rigorous lines that hide a lightness that can be appreciated by lifting it. Made by operating two horizontal blade cuts, the seat demonstrates the real structural capacity of UP 40 polyurethane.
Stefano Bassan and Gianluca Sigismondi, founders and designers of Finemateria, with these new projects show the strength of the material-experimental process, exalting also the sensorial aspect inherent in every product.

Poliuretano E’: a new appointment to learn about the qualities of the material

The maintenance of a polyurethane mattress, the theme of the new issue of the editorial series
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 14/03/2022

Poliuretano è: waste takes on a new life at the WastEnders exhibition

At SuperStudio Più, in collaboration with Materially, many products made from recycled polyurethane are on show
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 06/09/2021

Poliuretano-è News: a newsletter to promote flexible polyurethane foam is born

Constantly updated information to give maximum visibility to the evolution of this material
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 10/02/2021

Flexible expanded polyurethanes Orsa foam: high quality for maximum comfort

Creativity and innovation guarantee the production of technologically advanced and environmentally friendly products
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 30/10/2020
Company: Orsa Foam

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

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019


Double appointment at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and at the Triennale
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 13/05/2014
Company: Aipef, Orsa Foam, Pelma S.p.A., Olmo Giuseppe S.p.A.