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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.

FSC Furniture Awards 2021: the best sustainable wood-furniture products awarded
For the first European edition of the FSC Furniture Awards 2021 for the best sustainable wood-furniture products, six awards were given, plus five special prizes and a mention to FSC certified companies active in the furniture sector in countries such as Italy, UK, Germany, Poland and Croatia.

The awards ceremony took place online on 25 November and was preceded by a panel discussion on the use of wood from certified sources, attended by representatives from FSC International, international NGOs, forest owners, retailers and journalists and moderated by designer and BBC star Oliver Heath.


Winners of the FSC Furniture Awards 2021

The winners of the FSC Furniture Awards 2021, a competition created by the Forest Stewardship Council to recognize FSC-certified companies in the indoor and outdoor furniture industry were: Composad (Italy), Melaco (Poland), Hammerbacher (Germany), Schafer Trennwandsysteme (Germany), Roda (Italy), Community Products (UK), Buoyant Upholstery (UK), Stosa (Italy), Calligaris (Italy), Cantarutti (Italy) and Era Grupa (Croatia).

Six award categories (home-living, home-office, office furniture, public space furniture, outdoor furniture for home, outdoor furniture for public spaces) and five special awards (csr, communication, green, labeling and small business). A special mention was also awarded.

The jury was composed of FSC representatives from the offices of the 11 competing countries (Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom).


Sustainability: a very positive trend for the furniture sector

The FSC Furniture Awards 2021, the first edition with a European dimension, highlighted the very positive trend of sustainability in the "furniture" sector: as of November 2021, a quarter of the over 20,000 companies in the European supply chains with FSC certification belong to the indoor and outdoor wood furniture sector.

The FSC International database, updated to November 2021, shows that the countries with the highest number of certifications are Poland (861), United Kingdom (746) and Italy (602).

These numbers are confirmed by the growing demand for sustainably sourced products: according to research conducted by Globescan on behalf of FSC International, 84% of consumers expect companies to ensure their wood/paper products do not contribute to deforestation.

Jeremy Harrison, Chief Markets Officer at FSC International, said, "FSC has continued to work closely with furniture manufacturers, brands and retailers to help them along the supply chain, raising awareness about responsible forest management and its benefits, and communicating their commitment to FSC certification."

In turn, Alexia Schrott, marketing manager for FSC Italy and coordinator of the awards, emphasized that in the era of climate change, viable solutions and positive examples of how forest conservation, communities and markets can coexist must be provided. "The FSC Furniture Awards promotes best practices by rewarding the achievements of companies that have decided to share their journey towards sustainability with FSC," she said.

FSC Furniture Awards: the 2022 edition is underway

The fourth edition of the competition expands to 20 countries and innovates the categories in the competition
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 30/05/2022

FSC certification in Italy: from the 2021 report a fast growing trend

The indoor and outdoor furniture sector sees a record 99 new certifications in 2021
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 11/02/2022

Environmental sustainability: responsible consumption and green companies grow in Italy

FSC Italy's 2020 Report confirms the positive trend of sustainability and certification in our country
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/02/2021

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

Vision and action will be the focus of the new president's commitment.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/11/2020

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

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

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

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

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