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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.

Innovative materials for interior design at the center of two FENIX installations

On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2022, the spaces of FENIX Scenario, in Foro Buonaparte in Milan, hosted “De-Structura”, an installation dedicated to design freedom understood as creative expression.

Conceived by the architect and designer Fabio Fantolino, the installation consisted of a series of "capsules" focused above all on the world of the kitchen, with an exploration also on the bathroom environment, where the protagonist was the multifaceted and sustainable material to be broken down and reassembled .


High quality and long lasting materials

The innovative materials and surfaces of Arpa such as FENIX®, Homapal® and X-KIN® have been worked in an unusual way, while always maintaining that technical knowledge that is expressed through the extreme attention to detail.

In the wide choice of solutions, the characteristic that unites all the materials used is undoubtedly their sustainability. From the carbon neutrality of FENIX to the Bloom technology that introduces lignin into the heart of the material, to the VIS engineered surfaces with mineral components that significantly increase wear resistance. Each capsule is distinguished by the durability of the materials which, avoiding having to resort to replacements even after a long time, favors a considerable reduction in emissions.

The project was completed by the elegant interpretation of a kitchen island, the "3D material library" and the furnishing accessories displayed in the outdoor area.


X-KIN®, Fenix® innovation at the center of two installations

The De-Structura installation also proposed X-KIN®, the most recent innovation from FENIX®, a flexible surface specially developed for walls and coatings of structural elements for interior design. Extremely opaque, soft to the touch, anti-fingerprint and with excellent color fastness to light, X-KIN is available in four shades that harmoniously match the colors of the FENIX innovative materials: Jaipur Red, Comodoro Green, London Gray and Gray Bromine.

The innovative X-KIN® wall cladding was the protagonist not only of the De-Structura installation, but also of another very emotional installation, "The Wall of Wonders" set up at Casa Brera.

The result of the collaboration between the artist Gustaf von Arbin and the designers CARA / DAVIDE, under the artistic direction of Motel409, "The Wall of Wonders" has staged an "abstract" house whose rooms are scrolls of X-KIN® descending light from the ceiling.

Each room told a visual and sound story, through domestic objects and furnishings, seen through the shadows reflected on the walls. A suspended and magical atmosphere, where each element could be interpreted from different points of view.

The polymeric stone Rauvisio karat of Rehau

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

Sustainability: Fenix ​​is ​​now carbon neutral

Result of a product development and optimization process and the implementation of a long-term sustainability strategy
Category: Technological Materials
Publication date: 09/03/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Gekil® antibacterial treatment by Marmo Arredo for sanitised and protected kitchen tops

A high-tech solution that eliminates pathogens from surfaces 24 hours a day
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Antibacterial surfaces: testing and evaluation of effectiveness a current issue addressed by Catas

Antibacterial effects and sanitizing treatments on different types of furniture surfaces
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 07/06/2020

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

Architect@work Milano: architects meet the most innovative products and materials

Theme of this edition: “IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 12/11/2019

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.

FENIX NTA™, NanoTech Alloy, a groundbreaking material by Arpa Industriale

A metallic surface created for interior design applications
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Company: Busnelli International

interzum 2017: increasingly international

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