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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.

Innovation and sustainable development: Saib receives SDA Bocconi's Best Performance Award

On Thursday 11th February 2021, the award ceremony of the Best Performance Awards 2020/2021 took place, an important annual recognition, now at its fourth edition, dedicated to Italian companies that stand out for their excellence in creating economic, technological, human, social and environmental value.
Organised by SDA Bocconi School of Management, in partnership with J.P. Morgan Private Banking, PwC, the private equity fund EQT, Bureau Van Dijk, Havas PR, the Best Performance Award proclaimed the winners within the different categories.
Among the awarded companies, Saib, a company from Piacenza producing raw and melamine faced chipboard defined as RPB, Regenerated Particle Board, selected within the Hot Topic category, which won the Most Impactful Company award.


Saib: an Italian company that stands out for its business model

This award recognises Saib's business model, which is able to virtuously combine a sustainable production process with excellent economic performance and great social commitment in the area.  For more than 50 years, Saib has been run by the same family group, now in its third generation, with more than 200 employees and a turnover of 120 million Euro. Saib is a virtuous example of circular economy, as it recycles, recovers and regenerates 500,000 tonnes per year of end-of-life wood from separate waste collection, transforming it, through a complex production process, into panels for the furniture industry.
Thanks to continuous investments in technology and research aimed at obtaining 100% eco-sustainable panels and decorative surfaces with a strong tactile and emotional impact, the company has succeeded in establishing itself in the high quality product design sector, combining aesthetics, technology and reuse in the best possible way. 


Social commitment

In addition to environmental protection, Saib is strongly committed to social issues, supporting actions that translate into concrete benefits for associations, people and territories. Actions that have become even more concrete during the Covid-19 health emergency: such as the 200,000 euros donated to the hospitals of Cremona and Piacenza, the support as sponsor of small sports associations and foundations for young people with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autism, the integration of the difference in salary to all employees who have suffered a wage cut due to the redundancy fund requested during the production lockdown in April and May. Despite the current uncertainties, Saib also decided to invest 20 million euros in a new wood drying plant, looking forward to a new start.


Sustainability and social awareness

In spite of the difficult global competitive context, there are many Italian companies with excellent performances, and this is precisely the aim of the Best Performance Award: to describe this reality and enhance the culture of best practices in Italian business, especially in a situation of uncertainty and difficulty such as the current one, where examples of resilience and courage should be celebrated as a true source of inspiration.
“The continuing pandemic situation in 2020 has strengthened the attention of Italian entrepreneurs to sustainability and pushed them with even greater determination to share its importance with all business stakeholders,“ said Maurizio Dallocchio, Bocconi University Professor of Finance, Past Dean SDA Bocconi School of Management. “In this fourth edition of BPA we have seen a growing healthy competition among entrepreneurs to show the positive social and environmental externalities resulting from their business initiatives. The hot topic of the 2020 edition was clearly focused on the ability to react to the Covid pandemic and what emerged was a virtuous resilience that led our finalist companies both to adapt wisely to new business models and to take care of their own territory“.


Assopannelli's commitment to defending the Italian production of panels

Poplar-growing represents for Italy the most significant internal source of wood for industry
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 25/10/2019

Counterfeiting: new copyright protection in the sector

Copy protection through watermarked information
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 04/06/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Ostermann edges for lacquered surfaces from the PrimeBoard collection by Pfleiderer

Available in 8 solid colours and in two variants, super matt and super gloss
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 13/04/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

Sicam confirms an increasingly crucial event for the global furniture industry

Growing the number of companies visiting the 9th edition of the Pordenone event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 16/10/2017