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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.

imm cologne 2020: all the trends for the future of living

The fair year opens, as tradition, with imm cologne, the German trade fair dedicated to furniture, which takes place in Cologne from 13 to 19 January 2020. One of the most important appointments in the sector, imm cologne presents trends and news from all over the world in the field of furniture, deepens the economic issues and starts the business for the coming months.
The event is in fact a fundamental appointment for the most important decision makers of all international markets and the entire interior design sector.
About 1,200 exhibitors are expected, 78% of which are international; as usual, the presence of Italy is strong with about 90 companies, excellences of the “made in Italy“ that will propose their new products in Cologne. Among them are prominent names such as Baxter, Cassina, Cattelan, Edra, Gallotti & Radice, Giorgetti, Flexform, Knoll International, Lapalma, Lema, Minotti, Molteni, Natuzzi, Riva 1920.


imm cologne 2020: a new layout

The 2020 edition of imm cologne sees a new layout that aims at a better organization of the thematic areas allowing a more organic and effective visit by industry operators and consumers. From this year there will be two poles of attraction: after the success of the Pure segment, introduced a few years ago to give more visibility to the top of the range and design, the new Home segment, which brings together all the proposals for the home and will be divided into three areas Home Sleep, Home Scenes and Home Settings.
The Pure segment will be housed in Halls 11, 3, 2 and 4.2 and will be divided into Pure Atmospheres, a privileged location for the most important design brands, Pure Editions, a showcase for creative brands presenting furnishings and visionary concepts, and Pure Architects, a tool for the creative work of architects and interior designers in search of carpets, fabrics, flooring, bathroom furnishings, lighting and coverings.
The Home segment will occupy the northern part of the fairgrounds with Halls 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4.1 and, as we said, will see the presence of three areas: Home Sleep, in Hall 9, will present all the novelties dedicated to quality sleep, proposing all the new solutions regarding mattresses, bed systems, boxspring beds, water mattresses, bed linen and decorative accessories; Home Scenes, distributed in Halls 5.2, 6, 10.1 and 10.2, offers a very rich overview of the latest trends and innovations in the field of interior design with seats, armchairs, sofas, convertible sofas, beds, living room furniture and shelving; Home Settings, finally, located in Halls 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7 and 8, offers intelligent furnishing solutions for young environments, easy to assemble and with an excellent quality/price ratio.


“Future of Living“ at the center of the side events

“Future of Living“ is the central theme of the extensive programme of events planned for imm cologne 2020. Also this year there will be the installation “Das Haus“, entrusted to the Spanish design team MUT Design, invited to design the ideal home. The Spanish studio for its interpretation draws inspiration from the Mediterranean lifestyle, the Spanish houses that revolve around the patio, where indoor and outdoor space interact to create a fluid and contemporary environment.
The “Pure Talents Contest 2020“ will see the selection of 20 ideas for tomorrow's lifestyles proposed by 20 young designers while the exhibition “Let's be smart - Smart Village“ will dedicate its 800 square meters of exhibition space to illustrate new technologies, intelligent living environments for families and sustainable microlife concepts.

The polymeric stone Rauvisio karat of Rehau

An innovative material for the interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/09/2023

MP coated fabrics: new colors and new textures

Four collections are enriched with over thirty new and refined shades
Category: Upholstery fabrics
Publication date: 21/02/2022

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 26/03/2018

ZOW 2018: a positive start

Meeting place between supply and demand and comparison opportunities
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 22/02/2018

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/12/2017

At Sicam Bonomi Group Pattini presents Staron Solid Surface

An innovative material used for prestigious interior design projects
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2017
Company: Bonomi Pattini Giuseppe e Figli S.p.A.

interzum 2017: increasingly international

In Cologne 16-19 May, 2017 technological innovation and design
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 13/02/2017

Cifm / interzum Guanghzhou: professionalism and internationalization

From February, 28 to March, 31 2017 in the expositive center China Import and Export Fair
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 30/01/2017