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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 in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

On the occasion of the Milan Design Week, FENIX Scenario hosted Materiorama, a sensory journey, created by designer Constance Guisset, whose protagonist was the contrast between innovative materials. Inside the installation there was a preview of X-KIN, a surface that expands the FENIX® system.

The architectural structures and furnishings that made up Materiorama showed the versatility and multiple possibilities of combination of materials. The whole revealed a profound message: sharing creates value, the comparison between opposites gives rise to new perspectives and innovative solutions for interior design. 


Materiorama: a harmonious dialogue between surfaces

Materiorama was characterized as an itinerary divided into eight experiences developed in the spaces of FENIX Scenario, the open space in the heart of Brera, created by the MUSA team, where designers and architects can find inspiration and interact with materials and design objects. Materiorama involved a sequence of material installations within which unusual combinations of surfaces in dialogue with each other were proposed. The designer Constance Guisset worked on the harmonious contrast between the opaque colors of the innovative material system FENIX and the strong personality of Homapal®, a brand of metal surfaces for interior design. 


X-KIN: A flexible, matte and fingerprint-resistant surface

The colors of FENIX NTM® Bloom, a material with a more natural “heart“, showed off their full expressive potential. The exclusive Bloom technology, developed by Arpa Industriale, has in fact made it possible to replace its composition with 50% lignin, a renewable raw material derived from wood. 

The event was also an opportunity to present X-KIN, the innovation created by FENIX® dedicated to the creation of wall coverings and to be applied to structural elements for interior design.  X-KIN is a flexible surface, an extremely opaque “skin“, very pleasant to the touch and anti-fingerprint. Conceived in four shades that harmoniously match the colors of FENIX NTM® Bromo Gray, Ephesus Gray, Jaipur Red and Comodoro Green, X-KIN extends the FENIX system, amplifying its compositional creativity through multiple combinations with its innovative materials.

Kitchens for luxury homes: trends according to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The international real estate brokerage network identifies the kitchen trends of 2024 for a luxury home
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 27/03/2024

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

Innovative wall coverings X-KIN® by FENIX: new perspectives for interior design

Available in four exclusive colors inspired by the Fenix ​​material palette, X-KIN® is extremely opaque, anti-fingerprint and soft to the touch
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 14/10/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

PerfectSense Feelwood painted panels by Egger: matt and pleasant-to-touch surfaces

The matte painting further enhances the image of the decor and lends it a very natural look
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 03/02/2022

Elcam padding materials: innovative products for maximum comfort

High quality standards and the use of technologically advanced machinery, winning elements of the company
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 20/12/2021
Company: Elcam Srl

Materially presents Materials Village at Milano Design Week 2021

Innovative materials, technologies, production processes and sustainability for everyday life
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/08/2021

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

Ostermann: three new ABS edges with a matt metallic effect for Fenix NTA surfaces

ABS edges have a thin layer of real metal and a super matt and brushed finish
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 17/01/2020
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl