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.

Home Connectivity Alliance: Electrolux and other major manufacturers team up for a connected home
Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) is born thanks to the collaboration between Electrolux and other major manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, Haier, GE Appliances, Arçelik, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning and Trane Residential. This alliance between manufacturers, launched at CES in Las Vegas, the leading trade show dedicated to technology, aims to ensure interoperability between different brands, platforms and apps for a better consumer experience.

Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA): Ensuring Interoperability Across Brands

This new global organization aims to give consumers more options to customize their smart home ecosystem, while improving data protection and device security. Through the Home Connectivity Alliance, consumers will be able to use their TV, washing machine, oven and other appliances across multiple brands, platforms and apps.


Increasingly connected products

Members of the Home Connectivity Alliance will have the opportunity to innovate, share expertise among peers and become leaders in expanding the connected home ecosystem.

In fact, Ola Nilsson, Electrolux Group CXO, said, "Electrolux is focused on sustainable innovation of the consumer experience to contribute to a better lifestyle. The number of connected products continues to grow in homes around the world, and as a result, the need for interoperability across brands to enable great consumer experiences is increasing. This is why we are happy to be part of HCA."

Andrea Corda, CTO of Electrolux, who will represent the Swedish Group in HCA as Board Director, added: "Interoperability is a necessity to increase usability and create value for consumers. It's like defining protocols, or using a browser to access any website on the Internet. We'll be able to use a device, whether it's the phone or the TV, to run anything from an air purifier to a furnace. Within that interoperability, we will create another layer to show what Electrolux, or AEG, or Frigidaire can do for the consumer."

Kitchens for luxury homes: trends according to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The international real estate brokerage network identifies the kitchen trends of 2024 for a luxury home
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 27/03/2024

The Smart Home market: research by the Internet of Things Observatory

According to survey results 69% of consumers know about the smart home, 43% own a smart object
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/03/2021

Haier Europe household appliances: new smart workplace inaugurated in Italy, headquarters of the commercial divisions

New offices at the Energy Park in Vimercate (MB) focus on sustainability, smart working and lean thinking
Category: Appliances
Publication date: 05/02/2021

Mobile bonuses: six out of ten Italians intend to use it in 2019

According to the Findomestic Observatory, interest in smart devices is growing
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 21/03/2019