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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.

Ica Group at Sicam 2019: S-Matt paints, BIO paints and the Performance Lab accredited laboratory

The innovative solutions presented by Ica Group at Sicam 2019 have received considerable interest from operators in the sector.

S-MATT: super-power coatings

Thanks to the multisensory table, located right in the middle of the stand, visitors were able to appreciate the aesthetic beauty and soft-touch effect of the paints with the S-MATT superpowers, equipped with extraordinary chemical-physical resistance.
These paints are in fact hi-tech products designed for interior furnishings that allow to obtain ultra-matt surfaces, totally anti-reflection, soft to the touch and with remarkable resistance. The superpowers with which they are equipped make them anti-fingerprint, resistant to scratches, coffee stains, cold liquids and with self-repairing power.

BIO paints: a line of sustainable products with high performance

The demand for sustainable solutions was undoubtedly the most heartfelt this year at Sicam and Ica responded with its increasingly rich and high-performance line of BIO coatings. Developed in the Ica Group's Research and Development laboratories, the Bio line of paints includes paints for interiors and exteriors formulated with renewable raw materials, generated by innovative processes of refining vegetable substances, not competitive with human nutrition, which follow the principles of the circular economy. Again with regard to sustainability, their production cycle makes it possible to drastically cut CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Performance Lab, the accredited laboratory for chemical-physical tests

“Colour meets research“: this is the leitmotif of this year's Ica stand at Sicam, with which the company wanted to present a preview of its Performance Lab, the accredited laboratory for chemical-physical tests, created to evaluate and certify painted surfaces made of wood, glass, metal, PVC and other materials.
Visitors were able to meet the Performance Lab's technical team personally at the stand and ask them about the regulations for their sector, the requirements for passing a given test or the reasons for certifying their products.
The Performance Lab recently obtained UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation as a test laboratory for 12 tests on painted surfaces in the furniture sector. In this way the Ica Group wants to offer an important and highly qualified service to its customers and to those who want to evaluate the characteristics of their finished product or need a certified control of the performance of their product.

Catas Engineering: alongside companies to measure quality in production

Many companies want to set up test laboratories as an integral part of the production system
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 30/09/2022

Antibacterial surfaces: Catas obtains ISO 22196: 2011 accreditation

The laboratory also launches the CQA Antibacterial Coating to certify interior painting cycles
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 27/06/2022

Catas: excellent results in 2021 and big plans for 2022

Subscribed companies grow by 6%, and the number of tests carried out and product certifications also increase
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 16/02/2022

Scandola Mobili chooses the new line of Bio paints by Ica

A collaboration to find solutions with zero environmental impact
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 16/07/2018
Company: Ica Group

The innovative X-MATT paints by ICA Group: anti-scratch, anti-fingerprint and self-repairing

They have been awarded with the Xia-Xylexpo Innovation Awards in the Finishing category
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 12/06/2018
Company: Ica Group

Positive results for ICA Group

The turnover is still growing, the export quota increases as well as the employees and the volumes
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/02/2018

Iridea BIO: the bio-innovative line of wood varnishes for interiors by ICA Group

Awarded with Interzum Award: “Intelligent material & design” category
Category: Industry news, Paints for furniture
Publication date: 19/06/2017
Company: Ica Group

SICAM 2014

numerous adhesions allevento international components of the cabinet in Pordenone October 14 to 17
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 21/05/2014

SICAM 2013

The manifestation of Pordenone important event for the Italian and international market
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 13/11/2013


Category: Fairs
Publication date: 08/10/2013