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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.

FederlegnoArredo: Claudio Feltrin is the new Chairman for the four-year period 2020-2024

On 30 October the General Assembly of FederlegnoArredo, the Italian Federation representing companies in the wood-furnishing sector, elected Claudio Feltrin as its new president, confirming the nomination vote on 15 September. Chairman and CEO of Arper Spa, a Treviso-based design company that produces seating, tables and furnishing accessories for the community, work and home, Claudio Feltrin has been a member of the Assarredo Board of Directors since 2014 and will become its Chairman in 2017. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA and from today he is at the helm of FederlegnoArredo for the four-year period 2020-2024, succeeding Emanuele Orsini. The theme on which the new chairman's commitment for the next four years will focus is the combination of 'Vision and action', i.e. starting from a concrete analysis of the needs of member companies in order to be able to act promptly and influence the choices that fall to entrepreneurs.
“In this regard,“ explained Claudio Feltrin, “I thought it appropriate, together with Federmobili, to send a letter to the Government and the relevant ministers as soon as it was elected, so that our supply chain remains operational whatever the scenario we face in the coming days.  We have asked to be able to continue to produce, sell, deliver and assemble our products in full compliance with Covid regulations, as we have done until now. The aim is not only to safeguard our companies and their workers, but to allow one of the leading sectors in the country to produce more GDP“.


The key points of the new president's programme

FederlegnoArredo will continue to be the privileged place for dialogue and the sounding board of the wood-furnishing sector. Not only that, Feltrin has stated that it wants a Federation that aspires to become an undisputed leader also in terms of sustainability and circular economy. A strategic objective that, in the light of the health emergency, becomes indispensable.
These are the other fundamental points of the new president's programme: sustainability and access to resources, whether natural or human; the creation of a network of supply chains; skills training, so as to strengthen the corporate culture through human capital; collaboration with subjects that facilitate both product and process innovation; digitisation and consequent evolution of the way of doing business, to prepare companies to face the rapid changes taking place, including the system of trade fairs. To these is added a new model of governance of the Federation that has as its main objective efficiency as an indispensable tool to better respond to the needs of companies.

The Federlegno-Arredo presidency team has been defined

The Federlegno-Arredo presidency team consists of 7 vice-presidents:

Maria Porro – Pres. Assarredo

Ezio Daniele – Pres. Assoimballaggi

Paolo Fantoni – Pres. Assopannelli

Carlo Urbinati – Pres. Assoluce

Gianfranco Marinelli – Pres. Assufficio

Gianfranco Bellin – Pres. Assotende

Alessandro Calcaterra – Pres. Fedecomlegno
In September, Maria Porro was unanimously elected by the general assembly of FederlegnoArredo as the new president of Assarredo to succeed the outgoing president Claudio Feltrin.
Passion, professionalism, creativity, method and dedication will be at the basis of the work of the new president of Assarredo, who intends to focus primarily on teamwork based on sharing skills and listening skills. The new General Council of FederlegnoArredo will meet shortly after the election, in accordance with the articles of association, and will elect 4 Board members from among the members of the Associations who are not represented by the 7 vice-presidents already elected. The 4 Councillors will complete the Presidency Council and the General Council of FederlegnoArredo.

Designing sustainability: the future of Italian furniture according to FSC Italia

FSC certification is a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood and a communication topic for companies in the sector.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/10/2020

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The Federlegno-Arredo manifesto and the appeal of some leading companies in the design sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/04/2020

The home package and all the facilities that will positively affect the sector

The 2020 budget package includes a number of important measures related to housing
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 27/01/2020

Catas Academy: the calendar of courses and seminars 2020 has been defined.

Address topical issues of great interest to the wood-furniture sector
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 03/01/2020

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

More than 200 entrepreneurs and operators at the General Assembly of Federlegno Arredo

The wood-furniture supply chain confirms its proactive and innovative will
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 21/06/2019

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

The 2018 preliminary results of Federlegno confirm the recovery of the furniture sector

The sector recorded a 2018 production up by 1.8% compared to 2017
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 25/02/2019

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018