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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 launches FLA Plus, the strategic plan on sustainability

"Footprints sustainable, let's regenerate the future" is the title of the event organized by FederlegnoArredo on June 27 in Milan on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Federation, designed to present to members and press FLA Plus, the strategic plan on sustainability carried out in collaboration with the Symbola Foundation.

FLA Plus is a hub of projects designed to support all those companies in the supply chain of wood-furniture that will face the challenge of the future in the context of the ecological transition.

The idea was born in the name of respect for the environment, a more conscious use of raw materials that is becoming increasingly urgent, but also in the name of that competitiveness on the markets that Italian companies have achieved over the years and can not and do not want to lose.


Wood-furniture supply chain, pioneer of the green Industry

Federlegnoarredo has taken a leading role in the transition of the entire sector towards greater competitiveness and awareness; the aim of the association is in fact to make the wood-furniture industry become a pioneer of the green industry, as an authoritative voice on the subject and recognized and recognizable guide for entrepreneurs and operators in the sector.

“Our intent - explained Claudio Feltrin, president of FederlegnoArredo - was right from the start to encourage companies in our supply chain on the path towards sustainability, to become leaders. We need to be more sustainable to be more competitive, but no one can be left alone. Our sector - Feltrin emphasized - is already virtuous, in many cases it has even been a forerunner, but now the time has come to activate a real 'supply chain scheme' that aims at a zero waste horizon in which quality intended as product durability is our litmus test ".


FLA Plus: a hub of concrete projects

The FLA Plus platform is therefore a large set of projects: reforestation projects, a database of sustainable materials, green training kits, support in the management of certifications, circularity tools and sustainable budgets, just to name a few.

"Plus" indicates a system operation, which involves FederlegnoArredo, its associates and strategic partners, in a path that speaks in the plural.

The platform will be constantly enriched with new initiatives, whose progress and evolution can always be monitored on the site (https://fla-plus.it/), which will help the associated companies to find a new key to competitiveness on the market. .

“Sustainability is not done in words, but in deeds. Furniture companies have been investing in this direction for some time. Now the challenge is more complex and we think that our task is to act as facilitators of a process of change already underway", explained Maria Porro, President Assarredo with responsibility for sustainability for the furniture area.  "The undisputed value of Made in Italy is linked to the beauty and quality of the products, made to last over time: essential aspects of the concept of sustainability. But the commitment of individual companies is no longer enough, for a profound and effective transformation it is necessary to work in a production chain perspective".

Paolo Fantoni, vice president with responsibility for sustainability for the wood area, added: "Our supply chain is already advantaged, because having wood as a raw material, naturally sustainable, has historically also developed a great technological and industrial capacity in the recycling of raw materials. Wood products are important carbon sequestration tanks. This helps Europe in its challenge to combat climate change, contributing to a safer world for future generations. If reuse and circularity are key elements of our sector, in the face of the worsening of the crisis in the availability of raw materials, the enhancement of the wood resource will be increasingly important, planning a correct management of the national heritage and developing a local supply chain ".


Reliable and competent partners

To accompany companies in this ecological transition path, some reliable and competent partners have also been identified such as the Politecnico di Milano for training projects and Banca Intesa San Paolo for an assessment of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) performance for the purpose to identify areas for improvement that will lead to the drafting of sustainable financial statements.

Salone del Mobile.Milano: a turnout beyond expectations underlines the desire to restart

Over 262,000 attendees represent an exceptional result and confirm the catalyst force of the event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 14/06/2022

FederlegnoArredo: new professionals for the digital and green transition

A European project indicates which are the most requested and how they should be formed
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 07/03/2022

High cost of energy: strong impact also on the companies of the sector

Unionplast, FederlegnoArredo and Confindustria ask for urgent measures to the Government
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 01/02/2022

Sustainability: from FederlegnoArredo a decalogue to win the green challenge

Italian wood-furniture in the ecological transition: this is the theme of the survey presented at the annual meeting of the Federation
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/11/2021

Maria Porro, elected President of Salone del Mobile.Milano

Our goal is a strong, united, inclusive, sustainable and creative Salone del Mobile.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/07/2021

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

Italian furnishing industry: 2017 preliminary results

Positive results confirm the recovery of the sector
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/02/2018

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/01/2018