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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.

Flexible polyurethane foam: industrial waste becomes useful and valuable

During Milan Design Week 2021, Spaces Isola hosted the exhibition Window Display - Foamy Fantasy, a thematic installation that aimed to highlight the design sensitivity and dialogue between design and industry, promoted by Pelma, for almost 60 years one of the most established companies in the flexible polyurethane foam production sector.
Curated by Finemateria of the Milanese duo Stefano Bassan and Gianluca Sigismondi, the installation aimed to examine flexible polyurethane foam from the micro to the large scale, according to four different objects and interpretations. 


The valorisation of polyurethane foam waste


Industrial polyurethane foam waste has a precise physical identity, a hidden potential and its own uniqueness. The visitor was therefore asked to change his perception of the concept of waste to make it an object rich in value, thanks to a different and new interpretation. The installation, which is a continuation of the Comfort/Uncomfort project presented at EDIT Naples in 2020, focuses attention on enhancing the value of polyurethane foam, highlighting its merits and bringing to light its defects, considering it from a new, original point of view. 

The installation in four window displays

The installation is a combination of techniques, processes and ideas that have been experimented and synthesised over the last 12 months in four different works displayed in four window displays: the Mucchio, the Tappeto, the Blocco and the Minerale. 

Il Mucchio highlights the iconic form of the waste heap; irregular shapes of various densities and colours can be seen. In this window display, one perceives the impressiveness of the waste mass which, after a process of cutting out, becomes a fundamental component of a chair. 

Il Tappeto combines all the company's expertise in cutting processes into a single large product. Retrieved from the mattress production line, these soft cuts are developed to bind layers of different densities.

Il Blocco, on the other hand, reveals the purity of polyurethane foam; a set of regular, single-material modules.
Finally, il Minerale is the smallest, most solid, inorganic element. A symbolic object that, with the appearance of a mineral, portrays the beauty and preciousness of what was once a waste and is now a jewel. 

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Pelma S.p.A.

Via Mazzini, 500, Bassano Bresciano (Brescia), Italia