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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 2022: awarded for the best sustainable furniture for interiors and exteriors

The award ceremony of the fourth edition (the second European) of the FSC Furniture Awards took place in Milan at the ADI Design Museum, the competition created by the Forest Stewardship Council® to recognize the commitment and sustainability of companies in the indoor and outdoor wood-furniture sector, chosen from among the twenty European countries involved. Three categories to be awarded (Commitment, Brand and Communication), available for the Producers and Resellers segments, plus the special Producer / Retailer of the year awards.


The awarded companies

Nine companies awarded, European companies in the field of indoor and outdoor wood furniture that have distinguished themselves in terms of sustainability of the wood raw material: products, companies and retailers who have chosen FSC certification to ensure the sustainable origin of their products in wood.

The FSC International jury assigns the Polish company Gala Meble Sp. Z o.o. the award for sustainable procurement policies for wooden furniture products. Same award, but for the Resellers category, went to the German T&S Home & Living GmbH.

In the Brand category, on the other hand, the award went to two Danish companies: Kvist Industries A / S for the producers and llva A / S for the retailer part. The prize for the best Communication for producers went to the Italian company Stosa s.p.a, while for retailers the prize was awarded to the French Pier Import.

Finally, the FSC Producer of the year was proclaimed for the indoor sector Hammerbacher GmbH (Germany) and for the outdoor Euroform K. Winkler s.r.l (Italy); FSC dealer of the year is the German Otto group.


Stosa Cucine awarded for Communication

Stosa Cucine won, for the third consecutive year, the FSC® Furniture Award, with a special mention for communication: the commitment that the company has shown in conveying the certification assets across all its channels is rewarded. Press conferences on the topic, live social talks and involvement of influencers related to the furniture sector: these are the initiatives promoted by Stosa to convey the values ​​of FSC®.


Sustainability, today's challenges in the furniture sector

Sustainability for the furniture sector is a challenge that the current international crisis cannot stop. This is what emerged during the round table that preceded the FSC Furniture Awards 2022 awards ceremony which was attended by Antonella Andriani, Vice-President of the Industrial Design Association (ADI), Omar Degoli, President of the Circular Economy group of European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC); Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile; Jeremy Harrison, Chief Markets Officer of FSC International; Diego Florian, Director of FSC Italy.

For Antonella Andriani, wood, precisely because of its intrinsic qualities, is the material of the future, “as long as attention is paid to its sustainable origin. In fact, functionality and pleasantness of design cannot exist without sustainability of the raw material used ".

"The change towards sustainability - said Maria Porro - does not concern a single actor, but involves wood furniture as a whole. The necessary change of mentality must see sustainability as a competitive factor for companies ”.

Jeremy Harrison said that, according to their Global Consumer Research 2021, more and more people are looking for furniture made from sustainable sources: eight out of ten people expect companies to sell wood and paper products that do not cause deforestation. "The data - he added - show that FSC's mission to offer raw materials from sustainable sources for producers, retailers and consumers can really make a difference and contribute to the zero deforestation strategy promoted by the European Union".

Finally, Alexia Schrott commented: “It is clear that sustainability, and in particular FSC certification, has become a benchmark for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. An essential element for anyone entering the European and world market ".


Sustainable furniture in Europe and Italy

Wood, with different varieties of species available for different processes, is the furnishing material par excellence. However, there is still a risk that the wood used for furniture comes from illegal or unsustainable sources: according to Interpol data, illegal logging accounts for 50-90% of all forestry activities in the main producing tropical forests, such as those of the Amazon Basin, Central Africa and Southeast Asia, and 15-30% of all wood traded globally.

Although an increasing number of countries and regions, including the European Union and the UK, have introduced regulations that prohibit the trade and use of illegally harvested timber and products, tracing the materials back to the forest they come from is complex. Thanks to its supply chain standards, the FSC certification system helps to ensure the sustainable origin of the wood, with environmental, economic and social benefits.

This is another reason why the furniture sector shows an increasing sensitivity towards certification: in September 2022, 5,382 FSC supply chain certificates were issued in Europe, with a 4.6% growth compared to 2021. Among the countries with the highest number of certificates there are, in order, Poland (905), the United Kingdom (760), Italy (631) and Germany (425). Our country in particular has registered + 4.8% in certifications in the last eight months.

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 Furniture Awards 2021: the best sustainable wood-furniture products awarded

The first European edition has highlighted the positive trend of sustainability in the furniture sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 06/12/2021

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

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

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

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

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