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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 2021/2022: the fourth edition of the Design Contest promoted by Tabu is launched
IDEASxWOOD is the most important Contest in the world in the wood sector, promoted by Tabu, Italian excellence in wood dyeing based in Cantù, and sponsored by ADI, FederlegnoArredo and FSC® Italia. It is an annual and international competition of ideas, addressed both to university students and to designers under 40. Main partner is Carpanelli, a historic company from Desio that produces contemporary furniture, faithful, however, to a classic and elegant taste.


Knowledge and enhancement of wood

A training project aimed at supporting the knowledge of wood and its valorization as a noble, living and renewable raw material, IDEASxWOOD aims to give participants the opportunity to develop skills on wood, dyeing technology, production processes and the latest generation of wood surfaces: multilaminar veneers, industrial inlays, three-dimensional surfaces, the latest generation of boiserie and wood floors.


The announcement of the Contest 2021/2022

The announcement of the Contest, online at www.ideasxwood.it, provides for those who wish to design wooden surfaces the following themes:
- multilaminar veneers (650 x 3100 mm) for the furniture industry and for wall cladding in interiors;
- industrial inlays both with dyed natural veneers and with multilaminar veneers - or freely juxtaposable - for the production of panels (1260 x 3060 mm, e.g. Radiche e Graffiti Collection by Tabu), for the furniture industry and for interior wall coverings;
- three-dimensional surfaces made using the relief or bas-relief technique for the production of panels (1250 x 2500/3000 mm, e.g. Tabu's Groovy Collection) for the furniture industry and for interior wall coverings;
- surfaces for boiserie of the latest generation made of sheets (620 x 3000 mm, e.g. Tabu Boiserie SKEENS Collection).
- wooden floors, made of staves or other free geometric shapes.
The deadline for submitting projects is May 31, 2022.
Each idea must be submitted within a Project Area, chosen at the time of submission, among the following areas: residential, yacht, HO.RE.CA., wellness, retail and mobility.
The solutions presented must be new and aimed at enhancing the workmanship of Tabu. The aesthetic quality of the presentation and considerations about the technical feasibility of the project will be positively evaluated as well as the indication in the project of at least one wood species certified according to the FSC® list and the attention to the reuse of wood and the optimization of its use in production processes.
For those who wish to design furniture, the Carpanelli Award, within the Contest, defines the guidelines.


Not only a contest of ideas, but ideas become reality

The Contest is not only a competition of ideas because the deserving projects are brought into production; the winners of the II and III Edition are in fact in production for the Salone del Mobile 2022.
The winning projects of the II Edition put into production are: Pixel (Professionals Category), Dolfin (Carpanelli Professionals), Gae (Carpanelli students) and Alfea (Carpanelli Jury Mention).
In the 3rd Edition of the Contest over 630 projects were received. On the occasion of the final, which took place on September 9, 2021 at the panoramic terrace The Roof in Milan, 200 guests were invited, including the press, university professors, members of the Jury, companies, institutional guests and, of course, the finalists, who came from all over Italy, including several foreigners who study at universities in Milan.


III Edition of the IDEASXWOOD 2020/2021 Contest: the winners

The winning projects of the 3rd Edition of the IDEASXWOOD 2020/2021 Contest were, in the student category, "Perspecto" by Francesca Badame and Anna Farina from La Sapienza in Rome, "Rigato" by Camilla Cermenati and Erika Frusca from the Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milan, "Faded" by Francesca Trentani from the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera and "Rocky Wod" by Giulia Bruno, Gualtiero Borgonovo and Pietro Mariani from the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera.
In the professional category the following projects were awarded: "Aurora" by Alkass Aziz from Istanbul, "Kasuri" by Silvia Notaro from Hong Kong and "Unity" by Elahe Eli from Teheran.
The winners of the Carpanelli Award (furniture) in the student category were "Gea" by Gianluca Branca of the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, "Gira" by Shinjo Taeko of the IED in Florence and "Famiglia Surreale" by Andrea Oselin, Giada Buzzichini and Lorenzo Taccetta of the Politecnico of Milan. In the professional category, "Ligera" by Miguel Reguero, "Quarta dimensione" by Zoeli Rota and "San Filippo" by Geovanny Carignani and Luca Cotini.

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

Natural dyed and multilaminar veneers from Tabu in the 555.18 Collection

The collection, also known as the RED BOX 555, is a fundamental support for design
Category: Natural and dyed veneers
Publication date: 02/03/2020
Company: Tabu Spa

Design Contest Ideasxwood 2019/2020 promoted by Tabu to enhance the quality of wood

The competition also includes the
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/11/2019
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

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

A competition of ideas aimed at undergraduate students and designers under 40
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/03/2019
Company: Tabu Spa