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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.

Furniture trends 2024: flexible spaces, green materials, sinuous and enveloping shapes, natural colours

What are the trends that will guide interior design in the year 2024? Some interesting answers are provided by the annual report of 1stDibs, a research conducted by 624 interior designers from all over the world that sheds light on the needs and desires of living 2024. 

Multifunctional spaces, natural and sustainable materials, sinuous and enveloping shapes, colours inspired by nature: these are some of the main furnishing trends for 2024

Only a few weeks to go until the Salone del Mobile.Milano (16-21 April 2024) and the Fuorisalone where we will discover all the new trends in living.


Flexible and multifunctional spaces 

Furniture trends 2024 include the need to make spaces flexible, capable of fulfilling multiple functions, without the need to erect walls. Bookcases that act as partitions, modular furniture and systems, stage backdrops, tables that transform into desks, sofas with integrated storage or beds with built-in drawers to make the most of space, are just some ideas for designing flexible and multifunctional spaces

As far as furniture is concerned, the trend towards minimalism continues, towards refinement provided by a certain rigour, towards the creation of cosy spaces with attention to detail. Fluid spaces able to adapt to the different needs of the day, enveloping shapes, soft colours and green materials to reconnect with nature.

Marac, Cloud sofa 

Sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, chairs and lamps, abandon angular corners and move towards rounded shapes and soft fabrics. The result is a harmonious feeling that relates the different rooms in the home. 

Quiet luxury, already a trend in recent years in the fashion industry, has also carved out a place for itself in the field of furniture. Dominating this trend is that discreet luxury that pays attention to details, finishes and materials that become precious and unadorned. The secret is to place few objects in the rooms, but all of them refined and in soft, natural shades, where monochrome tends to prevail. One also feels the pleasure of combining pieces by the masters of design with handcrafted furniture.


Sustainable and innovative materials 

Let us come to materials. The search for a connection with nature has already been one of the main trends in furniture for some years now, and will be even stronger in this 2024. 

The use of sustainable and innovative materials is becoming more and more important, which is why companies are turning to innovative, non-toxic, recyclable, certified products that meet the principles of the circular economy. In adherence to the principles of sustainability there is also the search for an extension of the useful life of furniture, which consequently requires higher quality products.

Copper Kitchen in HIMACS and copper, designed by the Dutch design studio Opstals Interieurmakers 

Sustainability will also be at the centre of the 2024 edition of the Fuorisalone with the theme 'Materia Natura', which will promote, through an exploration of the profound connection between these two words, a conscious design culture, highlighting sustainability as a guiding principle and fundamental virtue in the creative and design process. 

Among materials, wood is certainly the protagonist of 2024; despite the passage of time, it is still one of the most fascinating and therefore most used materials by architects and designers. 

This is due to the fact that it manages to convey a sense of warmth and enables a deep relationship with nature. It also easily combines with any finish and colour, from chrome to pastel or dark shades such as red.


Colours: nature as the protagonist 

The colour palette of furniture design is still dominated by natural colours. Putting aside the brighter hues, shades coming straight from the earth such as brick, orange and brown are now experiencing a real boom in popularity, as are greens in all their softer variations, i.e. sage green, marble green and deep sea. In the catalogue of blues, we find Tiffany blue, along with cobalt blue and petrol. 

Among the trend colours there will obviously also be Peach Fuzz, the shade chosen by Pantone to represent 2024, a delicate peach colour that goes well with different furnishing styles, from the most classic to the most modern and minimal.

Urban chic mood for R-Evolution by Casalgrande Padana, Peach Fuzz coloured porcelain stoneware slabs 

As for patterns, eliminated the stripes, vegetable patterns and floral decorative themes are back, always for that need to be in tune with nature. The growing appreciation for the use of wallpapers with these same decors is confirmed.


Home environments: the kitchen always dominates 

Among the rooms of the home, the kitchen is once again the favourite and will be even more of a protagonist this year with the next edition of EuroCucina / FTK - Technology For the Kitchen, which will showcase all the avant-garde innovation and design achieved by manufacturers. 

Immediately after appears the living room followed by the bathroom, while the interest in outdoor environments grows. In the bedrooms, the most popular desires include walk-in wardrobes, spaces designed to store clothes and accessories in an orderly and elegant manner, representing the perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics.

Doxa walk-in wardrobe by Tomasella

 Special attention is also paid to entertainment spaces where custom-built bookcases and, above all, multimedia rooms can be constructed.


Kitchen: functionality and conviviality

The kitchen reaffirms its central role by taking over more and more space to dedicate to family, friends and all related activities. The absolute centre of gravity of the modern home, an open and fluid space capable of sharing space with the living room, the kitchen is conviviality, well-being, serenity, nature and sustainability. Not only that, the kitchen also tends to move out of the home and into the outdoors with super-equipped solutions for outdoor living.

Lapitec sintered stone for the outdoor kitchen 

The central element of the kitchen is the island, which is becoming increasingly large, equipped and technological. In response to a need for tidiness and cleanliness, concealed kitchens are also making a comeback. Thanks to increasingly high-tech door systems, they discreetly conceal equipment, appliances, larder unit and taps and fittings. 

The new kitchens are characterised by a natural aesthetic; a green need leads to the use of sober materials and colours that evoke a sense of tranquillity and comfortable beauty. Hence the use of stone, granite, quartz, marble, but also porcelain stoneware and technological materials that can faithfully reproduce many material aesthetic effects. Thanks to technological innovation, materials improve in surface hardness, chemical, abrasion, impact, UV and thermal shock resistance, guaranteeing a long life span. Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

LAB13 kitchen Rigoletto Plus door by Aran cucine 

Wood, especially light wood, remains among the preferred materials for furniture finishes in the kitchen. However, stainless steel is making a comeback, echoing the aesthetics of professional kitchens, which are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the various television programmes linked to the world of starred chefs. 

As far as nuances are concerned, even in this environment they are inspired by nature, opting for a mix of soft colours reminiscent of the aromas and spices used in the kitchen such as rosemary, lavender and saffron, or focusing on all shades of green flanked by warmer tones such as terracotta red and ochre yellow.

Unox Casa, SuperOven oven with digital platform 

Inside the kitchen, increasingly intelligent appliances, equipped with connected devices and serving people, simplify habits and guarantee energy efficiency. 


In the opening image, a refined environment proposed by Porro: in evidence the Materic table and Frank chairs, designed by Piero Lissoni.



Elcam: innovators of technology and professionals of comfort

The website has been revamped in both graphics and content, highlighting a company in continuous evolution in the padding sector
Category: Padding materials , Transformers for padding materials
Publication date: 10/01/2024
Company: Elcam Srl

Ostermann Moss Surfaces: Nature in the Spotlight

Easy to work with, the natural material is available in three different shades of green and is fixed on a flexible board
Category: Panels, veneers and semi-finished products
Publication date: 04/12/2023
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

L&S Lighting for furniture: increasingly sustainable, flexible and emotional systems for customized and multifunctional spaces

Versatile electrified modular systems to enhance interior furnishings, from wainscoting to lighting for bookcases, from walk-in closets to systems for the living area and kitchens
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 09/12/2022
Company: L&S S.p.a.

Ossicolor: zero impact on the environment, total impact on the public

Innovative products with considerable development potential were presented at Sicam
Category: Decorative profiles for furniture
Publication date: 28/10/2022
Company: Ossicolor S.r.l.

Decorative laminates Colors Collection: from Abet Laminati over 140 solid colors inspired by spring

Available in various types, the surfaces are ideal for any environment, both domestic and contract
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 06/04/2022

FederlegnoArredo 2021 data: growing trend for the furniture sector

Macrosystem furniture and lighting: sales Italy +21.4%, exports + 5.7% compared to 2019
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 10/09/2021

Taps for outdoor kitchens by Fir Italia: recyclable steel conquers the outdoors too

Water-saving mixers made of eco-friendly AISI 316L stainless steel
Category: Mixers for sinks
Publication date: 19/03/2021

Home Office: Hettich Group's proposals for new lifestyles

Collected in the Home Office Ideas Book ideas and solutions for Home Office projects
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 30/09/2020
Company: Hettich Italia

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

Excessories - Night Collection: die erste Kollektion von Accessoires für Kleiderschränke und begehbare Kleiderschränke von Salice

Die mit dem Interzum Award ausgezeichnete Kollektion: Intelligent Material & Design 2019 für Design und Funktionalität
Category: Interior furniture accessories
Publication date: 16/12/2019
Company: Arturo Salice