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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.

Fantoni gets the first Made in Italy certificate

Fantoni of Osoppo, in the province of Udine, has obtained the first Italian brand of furniture for the collection of office desks “Woods“ according to the new product certification protocol developed by Catas and Cosmob.

The company has passed all the inspections and checks provided for both the production process and the product, thus becoming the first “testimonial“ of the Italian brand of furniture, a brand that will become, at an international level, an important tool to recognize and guarantee Italian quality, certified by the two most important national laboratories active in the wood-furniture industry.

Paolo Fantoni, president of Fantoni spa, said: “Today we are opening a path that, we are sure, will soon be beaten by many others. For the “Woods“ collection, as for all our products, we carry out in Italy all the workings on semi-finished products and on the products themselves, constantly addressing external testing laboratories to test the safety and quality of the result of our work. The certification of Italian origin of furniture we have achieved represents an important goal for us, the last piece of a mosaic that testifies every day our desire to be an Italian company attentive to the quality and safety of the consumer “.

With this prestigious product certification, Catas and Cosmob begin an important journey based on the requirements of the Italian standard UNI 11674 “Furniture - Requirements for the determination of the Italian origin of furniture“. The two institutes decided to invest skills and resources in order to define a protocol by which to certify with specific requirements the quality of the “made in Italy“ product.

First and foremost requirements of process, to identify on the Italian soil the places where the significant phases of the production cycle took place, and product requirements, because furniture and furnishings manufactured on the national territory can guarantee some minimum requirements mainly related to safety for end users.

Double checks have also been carried out, as both institutions participate in the issue of certification. The company that intends to achieve the brand decides first of all with which institute to operate and it is the latter that carries out periodic inspections, inventory sampling and laboratory tests. All the findings of the work done are subsequently shared with the second institute and the final resolution on the granting of certification is, therefore, the result of the work of both. An extremely rigorous procedure that further strengthens the principles that must underpin this brand.

“Today, finally, we have a brand recognized all over the world to protect both the origin of production and compliance with the product safety requirements set by current European standards,“ said Andrea Giavon, director of Catas, and Alessio Gnaccarini, Director of Cosmob.

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