Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Hardware Forum 2017: convention exhibit of hardware

Hardware Forum, the convention exhibit of hardware, will take place on 20 and 21 September in Mi.Co Fiera Milano City. The event, now in its third edition, will be proposed with more adherence to the expectations of traditional retail with the presence of many companies and partnerships enabled to enhance the experience of visit at the event B2B of over 6000 visitors awaited.
Hardware Forum represents three events in one: Convention of quality, with a rich program of international seminars and workshops, Exhibition with the presence of all sectors of the hardware industry and Special Events with the prize-giving of  Hardware Forum Awards 2017 and the Oscars awards of Italian hardware stores and of professional people of the business brokerage.
Thomas Rosolia, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Italy, declares itself to be convinced supporter of the event.  “The last edition – said Thomas Rosolia -gave us confirmation that BricoDay and Hardware forums create an important synergy. We recorded a great increase of visitors, especially with a significant number of both traditional and specialized hardware stores, as well as having expanded the types of professional people present at the exhibition. We will continue on the path we have set ourselves, with the support of KoelnMesse and with the aim to grow in numbers and quality of participants, trying to attract foreign visitors too.”
This year is shaping up a particularly lively Edition for the Convention Exhibit: hundreds of leading companies that have confirmed support for the event with the presence of the entire sector: hardware: tools, security, gardening, accident prevention, construction, colors.
The synergy with the leading event of the DIY sector -Brico day- in its 10th edition, continues with success during two days that will allow greater availability to capture all the business and training opportunities offered by events.
On September 20 the Hardware Forum Convention will propose an international programme of quality with workshop designed to the direct involvement of traditional hardware stores. European market data, panel discussions and opinion leaders of the Fund will be an important opportunity for training and informing. 
Moreover it will be interesting the presentation of the first exclusive survey on Multichannel concerning traditional hardware, signed Hardware Forum and Interactive Market Research to identify new market trends that are emerging between physical store and online shop with new commercial dynamics, selection, logistic and finance.  On, September 21 the Convention Hardware Forum programme will continue in plenary session with BricoDay in Sala Rossa, with a slot dedicated to new generations of young entrepreneurs who are revolutionising the hardware market. This section of content will be introduced by the presentation of Mr. Alfredo De Massis in Family Business expert at the University of Bolzano and Co-Director of Family Business at Lancaster University, UK.