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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.

HOMI, the Lifestyle Trade Fair, will be held in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile

HOMI, the Lifestyle Trade Fair, dedicated to the world of living and home decoration, initially scheduled for January 2021, will be held from 5 to 8 September at fieramilanocity and Mico in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile.
Creating synergy is the main intention of Fiera Milano, organiser of the event. “After fashion, which has succeeded in concentrating the entire supply chain in one week, design and the world of home decoration will also be concurrent - said Carlo Bonomi, President of Fiera Milano. A real revolution that has transformed a moment of crisis into an opportunity“. The concomitance of the two events will further enrich the entire Sistema dell'Abitare in Milan.


Sustainability, intimacy and comfort are the reference points that the world of design is following to respond to new consumer needs, a direct consequence of the changed lifestyle habits due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is what emerges from an interesting survey carried out by Il Sole 24ORE Radiocor for HOMI.


The health emergency that broke out at the beginning of 2020 has accelerated epochal changes already underway in lifestyles and work culture, with social relations reduced to a minimum and the home becoming the central focus of life. These changes will most likely not end with the arrival of the vaccine or a cure, and even a return to so-called normality will not succeed in eliminating them, as they have now become structural. According to the experts, Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns have only accelerated trends that were already underway, and have transformed work culture in a profound and rapid manner. Many companies are actually considering allowing their employees to continue working from home.


Home as the central hub of life

It is clear, therefore, that the home will become the central focus of everyone's life and will consequently need to be rethought, and with it design and furniture. A new way of living and working will require innovation in the organisation of living spaces, and new ways of experiencing social relations will also bring about changes in the hospitality sector.
This opens up a myriad of opportunities for design, and architects and designers are working on innovative solutions to respond effectively to the new trends on the horizon.


More focus on sustainability

Another essential theme for the world of design and beyond will be that of sustainability and attention to environmental issues. Italy could set the pace in terms of sustainability by trying to combine respect for the environment and nature with contemporary architecture. The emblem of this new architecture is Studio Boeri's “Bosco verticale“, appreciated all over the world, which has succeeded in indissolubly intertwining home and greenery.
Another example is Alessi, a historic manufacturer of design objects, which has decided to become a Benefit Company, setting itself one or more objectives of common benefit, in a responsible, sustainable and transparent way. Many other design companies and more generally Made in Italy companies have been turning their attention to sustainability and environmental issues for some time now, partly because many entrepreneurs are aware that integrating environmental issues with innovation is a strategic choice that can bring economic development.

Fuorisalone 2022: Between Space and Time, the theme of the edition scheduled from 6 to 12 June

Design must also support the transition towards environmental sustainability
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 16/03/2022

ADI Design Museum: a cultural centre to discover the meaning and value of design

A new museum in Milan offers the general public a new design experience
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/06/2021

Fuorisalone Digital Edition: design is back in the spotlight in Milan

From 12 to 18 April, the event in digital format will address the theme of Forms of Living
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 12/04/2021

Design Economy 2020: the report produced by Fondazione Symbola, Deloitte and POLI.design

The Report aims to highlight the value of design for the competitiveness of the national production system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 30/11/2020

Catas: a service for companies in the sector to address sustainability correctly

A method to assess the environmental impact of a product throughout its entire life cycle
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 07/10/2020

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018