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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.

Hettich Group: Acquisition of FGV Group completed

Hettich Group has completed the acquisition of FGV Group, announced at the beginning of September, after the necessary approvals by the antitrust authorities and the fulfilment of all other conditions. The two companies are now ready to build their future in the furniture components sector.

Shaping the future together 

Hettich and FGV are characterised by their long-term vision, experience in the furniture fittings industry, presence in the same target market and close relationships with their customers. Jana Schönfeld, Managing Director of the Hettich Group, emphasises: "We are two family-owned companies with a combined experience of more than 200 years. And together we are now more than 9,000 colleagues worldwide who use all their energy, passion and ideas to achieve the best for our customers every day. These similarities have inspired and convinced us to want to shape our future together."


Jana Schönfeld, Managing Director of the Hettich Group


Developing activities in synergy 

The Hettich Group is now a 100 per cent shareholder in the FGV Group; within the Group, Hettich and FGV will remain independent brands and companies, and customers of both companies will retain their established contacts. 

"The two companies," says Andreas Hettich, shareholder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hettich Group, "will complement each other's strengths to continuously develop their existing business activities and offer their customers even better value-added solutions.


Andreas Hettich, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hettich Group 


Maintaining identity with different brands 

The established FGV management team will be joined by Uwe Kreidel as CEO with immediate effect. In addition to his 30 years of management experience in the industry and at Hettich, Uwe Kreidel will contribute his knowledge of the Italian market, gained through his role as Regional Director for Hettich Italy.

Uwe Kreidel new CEO of FGV Group


'The Formenti e Giovenzana Group,' comments Uwe Kreidel, 'is a company with many excellent employees. I am looking forward to contributing to the growth of FGV and Hettich together with all my colleagues. We will bring together our different skills and experience and develop them successfully, while maintaining our identities as independent brands'. 

Special thanks go to Silvana Riboldi, Head of Sales at FGV, and Giulia Luigetti, CFO of the FGV Group, who acted as interim CEO during the transition from the previous to the new shareholders for making a significant contribution to the success of the process. 


In the opening photo: FGV and Hettich management team representatives with Dr Andreas Hettich and the outgoing shareholders of Formenti and Giovenzana and their families.

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