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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.

Häfele free-swing door mechanisms: now available with e-drive

Free e-drive is the new electromechanical drive created by Häfele to handle all the products in its Free range. Extremely easy to install, thanks to the plug & play technology, Free e-drive combines perfectly with all the standard mechanisms of the Free family, so to all Free Flap, 1.7 and 3.15, Fold, Up and Swing. By exerting a slight pressure on the leaf or using the appropriate wireless switch, the door opens and closes smoothly without any need for manual intervention. Silent, equipped with an emergency stop function and soft closing, the E-drive version of the Free mechanisms for folding doors is also characterized by its refined design. No wiring is required for the wireless switch and, in the event of a power failure, the leaf can be opened and closed manually without any problem.


The new Free flap H 1.5 flap door mechanism

Another new feature of Häfele is the new Free flap H 1.5 crank-set completely made of techno polymer. The new Free flap H 1.5 is available in three versions and offers, with a hanging height of 400 mm, a maximum load of 5.5 kg in the case of use of just one crank and 11.0 kg in the case of a pair of crank-sets. Like the Maxi flap door mechanism, introduced on the market by Häfele for many years, also the new lightweight Free flap H 1.5 represents a versatile and flexible solution, from multifunctional uses such as push-to-open applications for doors without handles. The opening is very comfortable thanks to the integrated spring pack that absorbs the forces. The precision of the settings of the new crank-set is also ensured by the multi-position stop, a function typical of the whole Free family that allows you to stop the leaf in any position so that it is always easily reachable by the user. The Free Flap H 1.5 folding door mechanism can be assembled quickly and easily, without tools, thanks to the symmetrical fixing plates and the clip hooking system.


Aventos HK top by Blum: mechanism for small folding doors

A standard folding doors system that is easy to install and with simple adjustment
Category: Flap door mechanisms
Publication date: 17/01/2019
Company: Blum Julius Gmbh

Häfele at Architect@Work Milan 2017

The third generation of the Loox LED lighting system and the new Häfele Connect system
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 28/11/2017
Company: Häfele Italia

Category: Sliding door systems
Publication date: 22/11/2017
Company: Häfele Italia

Category: Small parts for furniture
Publication date: 19/10/2017
Company: Häfele Italia

The new solutions of Häfele at Sicam

Connectivity and “Easiness – engineered by Häfele”
Category: Furniture hardware
Publication date: 25/09/2017
Company: Häfele Italia

Häfele in Milan Design Week 2017

Partnership with the architect Simone Micheli
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/04/2017
Company: Häfele Italia

Aesthetics, functionality and ease of assembly

Aesthetics, functionality and ease of assembly
Category: Flap door mechanisms
Publication date: 28/10/2014

LOOX by Häfele

Innovative LED lighting systems
Category: Lighting for furniture, For furniture lighting
Publication date: 10/09/2014
Company: Häfele Italia


An innovative lighting furniture
Category: Lighting for furniture, For furniture lighting
Publication date:
Company: Häfele Italia