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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.

Inauguration of the new Italian headquarters of Covestro in Filago

Covestro, one of the world's leading companies in the polymer sector, has recently inaugurated its new Italian headquarters in Filago (Bg).
The company, founded in September 2015 from the spin-off of the Bayer-MaterialScience division, intended to communicate, also through the management building, those values and priorities that have always distinguished it: design, innovation and sustainability.
The architectural project was entrusted to General Planning, an integrated design company. Architect Francesco Prennushi and his team placed the focus of the project on wellbeing, comfort and sustainability, while obviously maintaining functionality unchanged.  The new building focuses on the quality of architectural design with essential architecture at the service of production.
The headquarters has a composite structure: the new building and the pre-existing renovated building are connected by a 'cardo' and a 'decumanus', according to the orthogonal layouts typical of the camps and cities of the Roman Empire.
On the north-south axis, the cardo is the double-height glass gallery that connects the new building with the existing building, while on the east-west axis, the 'decumanus' is the open garden space between the two buildings that, thanks to the glass faces, the greenery and the hierarchy of volumes, puts old and new in relation.


Sustainability at the heart of the project

Sustainability, the principle behind the Covestro action, has guided the implementation of the project, especially with regard to the optimization of energy resources.
Starting from a careful analysis of the orientation of the volumes, the radiation and the projection of the shadows, the new Covestro headquarters was studied to manage and make the most of the heat in the different seasons and the natural light. The building envelope, both for the transparent glass parts and for the opaque parts covered with aluminium panels, has high thermal performance, in terms of transmittance, solar factor and direct energy transmission. The internal spaces guarantee maximum comfort for people through a careful study of the brightness of the rooms, of the perception of the external green spaces from the inside and of the temperature and humidity conditions optimised thanks to the use of radiant ceilings for air conditioning.
Particular attention has also been paid to the acoustic insulation of the facade and the acoustic quality of the internal work spaces. There is also a photovoltaic panel system on the roof. The choice of building materials followed the criteria of use of materials with recycled content, eco-compatible and emission-free.
Colour, another distinctive element of Covestro, as can be seen from the logo, is placed at the centre of the interior design solutions: the Covestro palette has been associated with the different types of workspace using colour as the identification code for the new workspace.
The new Covestro headquarters aims to be the synthesis between the vision of the workplace as a quality space, the technical and functional component typical of a production site and the representative and communication component typical of a headquarters.

REHAU Interior Solutions: new website, digital benchmark for furniture manufacturers

The site offers a comprehensive overview of products and presents services and digital tools that simplify the work of professionals
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges, Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 05/02/2024
Company: REHAU SpA

Rehau Italia receives Great Place to Work certification

The important recognition is indicative of a quality working environment, characterised by a high degree of human resources satisfaction
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 15/01/2024
Company: REHAU SpA

Rehau: innovative and increasingly sustainable technologies

Among the goals for 2024: expansion of the product range, an increasingly synergetic offering and more widespread distribution
Category: Companies: strategies and future
Publication date: 08/01/2024
Company: REHAU SpA

Rehau: 75 years of values and innovations to improve quality of life

The company celebrates the important anniversary by looking back at the past, full of innovative products, but above all at the future, continuing its commitment to ensuring a sustainable world
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 13/12/2023
Company: REHAU SpA

Rehau, main sponsor of the 13th Social World Film Festival

The company supports emerging young film artists, thus assuming a social responsibility that can bring lasting values
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 17/07/2023
Company: REHAU SpA

Materially at Milan Design Week with the event 'The Matter of Emotions

Three material contexts, three different projects, three different points of view to provide a new perspective on the theme of material innovation
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 05/04/2023

Uwe Boehlke appointed CEO of Rehau Industries

Major changes at Rehau's top management from January 2022
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 22/12/2021
Company: REHAU SpA

Edges RAUKANTEX Laser Edge of Rehau

Impeccable aesthetics and functional benefits
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
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Company: REHAU SpA