Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Circular Economy objectives: the response of the polyurethane foam industry

‏‏The definition of a Community policy aimed at reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources and to promote reuse and recovery of end-of-life artefacts has seen its fulfillment with the presentation, which took place on December, 2nd 2015, by the European Commission, of a European plan on circular economy in which has analysed the interdependence of all processes in the value chain: from raw materials’ extraction to product design, from production to distribution, from consumption to reuse and recycling of materials.
‏This plan consists of an action Plan that identifies key measures and specific areas of intervention and four motions for review and modification of the main directives for Waste Management which include also measures aimed at stimulate a greater circularity of “wastes which may again become resources.“
‏In particular, the action plan incorporates the proposals on waste legislation establishing measures that impact all steps of the product lifecycle. Among the measures in the plan, those which affect product design aimed at their durability, reparability and recyclability, are particularly important.
‏The four proposals for revision and amendment of main directives for Waste Management concern recycling and mechanical recycling, energy recovery, recycling thermochemical and chemical recycling.


‏Aipef and Europur document

‏Flexible polyurethane foam industry, through its Association (EUROPUR), has prepared a document that describes the State of the art on the possibility of recovery of upholstery in end-of-life polyurethane and prospects to answer to the objectives of Circular Economy that tend to the exclusion of the dump as a means of waste disposal.
‏The document, established also by AIPEF, can be accessed through the following link: http://www.europur.org/sustainabilty/recycling


ORSA foam polyurethanes: sustainable innovation is possible

A range of environmentally friendly products that combine high performance with an ecologically responsible vision
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 09/10/2023
Company: Orsa Foam

Success for the annual conference organised by Europur Aipef in Milan

The production of flexible polyurethane foam is growing
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 16/08/2017
Company: Aipef