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.

Häfele Discoveries digital platform to connect the virtual and real worlds

interzum has always been regarded as the most important international trade fair for the furniture components industry and in May furniture industry professionals traditionally gather in Cologne to learn about the most interesting innovations in the sector. Since the beginning, a good 62 years ago, Häfele has always participated in interzum as one of the main exhibitors and is participating in the digital edition again this year.


On Häfele Discoveries all new products and services

This year, as we know, the pandemic has made it necessary to take completely new paths, which make the dialogue with customers and sharing with partners an incredibly unique experience. This is why Häfele has redefined the concept of customer proximity and presents, under the name “Häfele Discoveries“, its digital platform: a combination of virtual world and local event, directly linked to the official interzum event, interzum@home.
On 4 May 2021, Häfele Discoveries will begin a journey to customers around the world, connecting the virtual and real worlds on the web. The slogan of the innovative platform is 'We care'. On the Häfele Discoveries platform, which simultaneously serves as the interzum's digital trade fair stand and virtual showroom, the numerous new products and services and the entire product range will be presented virtually for the first time from 4 to 7 May, putting visitors in direct contact with Häfele experts and technicians.


Platform accessible until the end of 2021

Functional hardware, lighting, acoustics and networking solutions will be offered to visitors, as well as new additions to the Häfele range of furniture and building solutions. Visitors will be able to browse through kitchen areas with innovative fittings, intelligent living and office spaces and caravans equipped with smart furniture solutions, to name but a few examples. All of this can be accessed in the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day from 4 May at discoveries.hafele.com.

Häfele Discoveries, with all the news and live lectures recorded during the event, will continue to be accessible until the end of the year.

interzum 2021: a hybrid exhibition format for a safe and purposeful fair

The important event dedicated to supplies, components and semi-finished products for the furniture industry is confirmed from 4 to 7 May 2021.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 06/12/2020
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

imm cologne 2021 a hybrid format with a targeted exhibition section and a digital platform

From 20th to 23rd January 2021 in Cologne, a special edition that radically changes the traditional course of the exhibition.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 26/10/2020

Smart technologies and digital services: SCM provides woodworking companies with remote support

With the innovative
Category: Woodworking machines and software
Publication date: 06/04/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

The 2021 edition of interzum will be even bigger, more rational and easier to visit

The layout of the event will be enriched with the spaces of the new pavilion
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/01/2020
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

"Cosentino We", the new global community for professionals in the sector

Digital platform offers new opportunities for architects, designers and marble workers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

Interzum 2019: an event that stimulates new ideas for the future

The current theme of digitization at the center of one of the interzum Squares
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 05/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum 2019: the future starts here

World-leading exhibition, a privileged showcase for technological innovation and design
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 19/02/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Ostermann's Infratec edge

A suitable solution for infrared technology
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 12/05/2015