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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.

International trade fairs: calendar changes again due to pandemic

The increase in coronavirus cases worldwide, accompanied by lockdowns, restrictions and quarantine requests, is forcing exhibition organisers around the world to postpone if not cancel events or rethink them on a purely digital basis.
This is why the calendar of trade fairs is always evolving: among the latest postponed fairs are Maison&Objet Paris and Fimma Brasil, while Interzum Bogotà and Furniture Show Birmingham have been cancelled and Domotex is being transformed into Domotex Digital Day on 20 May 2021.


Maison&Objet Paris from 9 to 13 September 2021

The next edition of Maison&Objet Paris will be held from Thursday 9 to Monday 13 September 2021 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. Faced with the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic that is still heavily affecting the running of events, Maison&Objet has decided not to hold the first 2021 edition of the fair scheduled for the end of March. The next session of Maison&Objet Paris will therefore take place in September, in synergy with Paris Design Week. The organisers also believe that with this date, international buyers, influencers and journalists will be able to be present first in Milan with the Salone del Mobile (5-10 September) and then in Paris taking advantage of the two most important meetings in the field of design, decoration and the art of living.


Fimma Brasil postponed until a later date

The Furniture Industry Association of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) has officially announced the postponement of Fimma Brasil, which was due to take place in Bento Gonçalves from 26 to 29 April 2021.  The main purpose is to preserve the health of the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. A new date for the fair has not yet been set, but will be decided and communicated as soon as possible. The virtual B2B scheduled for May 2021 has been confirmed.


Interzum Bogota postponed to 2022

The continuation of the global health emergency has also forced the organisers of interzum Bogotá to cancel the 2021 edition of the fair, scheduled for next February, making an appointment for operators from 10 to 13 May 2022.
“Once again we have to postpone an exhibition appointment that over the years has been able to demonstrate its value in the world of furniture and furnishings production in Central America and the Andean countries,“ commented Thomas Rosolia, managing director of Koelnmesse Italia. “Corferias, our exhibition partner in Colombia, and Koelnmesse have taken this decision by mutual agreement, after an intense discussion with exhibitors, faced with the enormous difficulties of movement and quarantine periods imposed by the authorities to counter the spread of the coronavirus. We are sure“, concluded Rosolia, “that the Italian companies that are looking with great attention at this “young“ event will not fail to confirm their presence in 2022, when we hope that this dramatic situation will have long since been declared over“.


Furniture Show Birmingham postponed until January 2022

The Furniture Show Birmingham has also been postponed until January 2022. In line with restrictions implemented by the UK government, Clarion Events, organiser of the show, has announced that the April event has been rescheduled from 23 to 26 January 2022. Zoë Bonser, Portfolio Director of the event, stressed that this was obviously a difficult decision, but added that the safety and success of exhibitors, visitors and suppliers always remains the priority of organisers of major international events.


Domotex 2021 becomes Domotex Digital Day

Domotex, the world's most important trade fair for the flooring industry, after initially being postponed to 18-20 May, will take place as a hybrid trade fair format from 13-16 January 2022, at the Hannover Messe. The current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic makes it impossible to plan and organise a physical presence in Hanover at the world's leading carpet and floor covering exhibition.
Instead, Deutsche Messe AG, the organisers of the event, have planned an alternative digital business platform in the form of the Domotex Digital Day to be held on 20 May 2021. A central element of this platform will be a digital conference with top industry representatives where the main topics of the flooring industry will be addressed. The digital event will therefore also focus on aspects of digitalisation, which has become increasingly important in recent times in the flooring sector as well.

Domotex: January 2022 edition cancelled

The cancellation was announced by Deutsche Messe AG, which is considering a new date for 2022
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 03/12/2021

Made Expo changes date: construction exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 November 2021

The postponement of the event to November is intended to represent a real global restart.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2021

Eisenwarenmesse 2021 cancelled: to be held in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022

Despite investments and general optimism, the situation does not guarantee the smooth running of the event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2020