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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: the 2022 edition is underway
The fourth edition of the FSC Furniture Awards starts with the motto "Better living, healthy forests", the competition created by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) to reward the commitment and sustainability of companies in the indoor and outdoor furniture sector .

After two Italian editions and the first European edition held in 2021, the 2022 edition has expanded to 20 countries, involving 11 countries of the Old Continent.

In fact, holders of FSC certificates and holders of promotional licenses in the furniture sector can participate in the FSC Furniture Awards, based in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


Three categories in the race

Three main prize categories are foreseen, in turn declined for producers and retailers: Commitment, Brand and Communication.

FSC Commitment Awards will be awarded to certificate or license holders who commit to a preference for FSC in sourcing and commercial policies. The FSC Brand Awards are for companies that use FSC brands in a conscious and proactive way. The FSC Communications Awards will also award companies that excel in promotional activities and advertising campaigns. There will also be the Manufacturer of the Year Award for Indoor and Outdoor and the Dealer of the Year Award.

For companies interested in the competition, the official website fscfurnitureawards.org is available. The application form can be submitted via the online platform starting from 12 May until 12 noon (CET) on 8 September 2022.


FSC Furniture Awards: a fast growing initiative

"The initiative is growing rapidly: after the success of the FSC Furniture Awards in Italy - explains Alexia Schrott, marketing manager of FSC Italy and project manager - in 2021 the initiative was extended to 11 European countries. This year the competition will be even bigger and open not only to FSC certified companies but also to FSC license holders active in the furniture sector in 20 European countries. There are over 12,000 FSC certified companies in this industry around the world. Europe accounts for nearly 50% of the share with most of the companies located in Poland, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. This makes the competition particularly significant: the FSC Furniture Awards cover the most important furniture-design districts ".


FSC, reliable partner

In Italy, FSC certification in the furniture sector (for indoor and outdoor) in 2021 saw 608 total certifications, with an increase of 14% compared to 2020 and a record of 99 new certifications. "The furniture industry - concluded Alexia Schrott - is responsible for guaranteeing the legal and sustainable origin of forest-based materials and products. FSC's reliability in promoting sustainable forest management makes it a credible partner for companies in the sector, with the aim of developing sustainable timber value chains. Together with the furniture industry we aim to provide sustainable products and solutions for conscious consumers, protecting the world's forests through responsible management ".

FSC Furniture Awards 2022: awarded for the best sustainable furniture for interiors and exteriors

Sustainability and FSC certification: reference points for producers, retailers and consumers
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 04/11/2022

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

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

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

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