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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.

IDEASXWOOD 2018/2019: the first Design Contest launched by Tabu

Tabu, Italian excellence in the dyeing of wood, produces natural dyed and multilaminar veneers for interior decoration and architecture, as well as collections of decorative wooden surfaces based on dyeing technology and an intense research activity on materials and production processes.
The company from Cantù (CO) has always looked with great interest to the world of young people and of design convinced in the importance of involving new recruits to create innovative products and develop cutting-edge ideas.
For the first time in its long history, over 90 years of activity, Tabu launches a Contest, IDEASXWOOD, a contest of ideas aimed at both university students and Under-40 designers.
IDEASXWOOD is the most important contest in the world for the wood sector and is sponsored by ADI, FederlegnoArredo and FSC® Italia. It is annual and international.


The call of IDEASXWOOD

The first IDEASXWOOD Design Contest 2018/2019 is aimed at the design of:
• geometric, organic or combined designs aimed at the realization of:

  1. multilaminar veneers, size 650x3060 mm;
  2. industrial inlays (for example the Graffiti Collection by Tabu) both on dyed natural veneers and on multilaminar veneers - or freely combinable - for the production of 1260x3060 mm panels;
  3. three-dimensional surfaces (eg Groovy by Tabu Collection) made with the technique of embossing or bas-relief for the production of 1260x3060 mm panel

Participation as an individual or in a group is allowed.
The projects must be uploaded online in the relevant section of the site www.ideasxwood.it by and no later than 04/15/2019.
The announcement of the winner of each category will take place on 8 May 2019 at the Triennale in Milan.



At the 1st place of each category, students and professionals, the opportunity will be offered to participate in a workshop of an indicative duration of one week, with travel and accommodation paid for by the company, at a prestigious design studio based in the USA or in Asia.
The winner can convert the prize with a cash prize of € 5,000.00 net.
Honorable mentions are also provided, in particular the mention of FSC® and the possibility of signing a separate contract with Tabu, if one's own decorum is made and included in the company's Collections.

IDEASxWOOD 2021/2022: the fourth edition of the Design Contest promoted by Tabu is launched

A competition of ideas, annual and international, aimed at university students and designers Under 40
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/11/2021
Company: Tabu Spa

IDEASxWOOD 2020: at the Triennale the announcement of the winners of the Contest promoted by Tabu

The aim of the Contest is to support the knowledge of wood and promote its enhancement
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 15/10/2020
Company: Tabu Spa

The winners of the first edition of the Contest Tabu IdeasxWood have been awarded

At the Triennale di Milano the winners of the Professionals and Students Categories
Category: Natural and dyed veneers
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Company: Tabu Spa

Winners of the interzum award 2019 awarded in Cologne

Twelve products awarded the title of “Best of the Best”
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/05/2019