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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.

GreenItaly 2019 Report: the Wood - Furniture system confirms its leadership in sustainability

The new GreenItaly Report of the Symbola Foundation and Unioncamere was presented in Rome on October 28th, from which we can see an acceleration towards the green of the Italian entrepreneurial system with a study on more than 300 stories of circular economy.
More than 432,000 Italian companies in industry and services with employees have invested in the last five years in the green economy to reduce environmental impact, save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. The data show that our country is the leader in Europe for the global recycling rate of waste with peaks of excellence in the recycling of wood, an area in which Italy has already reached the targets of the new waste directive.

The Wood - Furniture supply chain confirms its leadership in terms of sustainability

The GreenItaly Report also confirms the attention paid by the entire Wood - Furniture - Home system to the theme of sustainability. Over the years, 39 member companies of FederlegnoArredo included in the GreenItaly 2019 Report have renewed and innovated their company profile and products, also focusing on sustainability.
According to data collected by FederlegnoArredo, 31% of companies in the sector have made eco-investments in the last four years. In general, it can be argued that these same companies are the ones with the greatest vocation for export, both because environmental investments are increasingly recognized by the market, and because modernity and attention to the environment are now essential factors to maintain their position in global competition.
Tradition, research and innovation are in fact the winning features that for decades have led companies in the supply chain to grow in global markets, as demonstrated by the more than 16 billion euros of exports.

The 'sustainability' project of Assarredo and Symbola Foundation

The GreenItaly Report therefore clearly shows how the Italian industries in the Wood and Furniture sector recognise the opportunities deriving from the green economy and from the development models linked to the circular economy. It is in this context that the project “Sustainability Task Force: design, sustainability and synergies for the leadership of the Italian wood-furniture sector“ is taking place, which will lead the Italian furniture sector to be a world leader on sustainability issues.
“Remaining a leader on the world markets requires not only important investments to witness and certify the quality of products, but a real change in strategy to respond to increasingly stringent requirements and very strict environmental logic“ - explained the president of Assarredo, Claudio Feltrin.  In this regard, Assarredo is working in collaboration with the Symbola Foundation on the 'sustainability' project to bring environmental and social responsibility issues to the centre of the sector's development strategies, with the aim of launching the world's first sustainability manifesto for the furniture sector over the next five years.

GreenItaly Report 2023: Italy in the forefront of the green transition

510 thousand Italian companies in the last five years have invested in the green economy and sustainability to face the future
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 03/11/2023

GreenItaly 2022 Report: an economy on a human scale against crises

The green economy accelerates: 531 thousand Italian companies in the last five years have invested in sustainability to face the future
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 31/10/2022

GreenItaly 2020 Report: the most resilient and innovative green enterprises

The Italian wood-furniture industry first in Europe in circular economy
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 09/11/2020

The new BIO water-based wood varnishes Iridea by Ica are protagonists at the Fuorisalone

The “IDEA - The Design Supermarket” exhibition at Superstudio Più
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/04/2018

The 2018 Catas Academy program

The new issues addressed by the wood-furniture supply chain
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/02/2018

Italian furnishing industry: 2017 preliminary results

Positive results confirm the recovery of the sector
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/02/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/01/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017

‏FIMA Carlo Frattini presents the new galvanic zero-impact system

‏Environmental sustainability, quality and design characterise the company's products
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 18/10/2017
Company: FIMA Carlo Frattini S.P.A