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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.

Interzum 2017  catalyse the interest of designers and architects

Interzum is the reference event of the greatest sector in the world that will contain in Colony, in May from 16th to 19th, the innovations of over 1.500 exhibitors coming from more than 60 Countries. Over 65% of visitors and exhibitors come from foreign countries. They  allow Interzum to be the most international sector fair.
The new division of halls guarantees more spaces, while a more compact disposition abbreviates the way . The subdivision in the segments “Materials & Natures“ (halls 4.2, 6 and 10.2), “Function & Components“ (halls 4, 5, 7 and 8) and “Textile & Machinery“ (halls 9 10.1 and 11.1/11.2) facilitates the visitors and it is easier to find the proposals according to interests.
Interzum provides a full picture of the new technologies and design. The international exhibitors in fact will present in fair a charming mix of new technologies, materials and surfaces in an extraordinary variety; they are important partners for developing new products and trends of design thanks to the innovative strength and the subcontracting turned to the whole furnishing sector.
This variety of the offer don't characterises only the materials and the modern methods of production introduced in fair, but also the trends and the visions for the future furnishing environments.
Also this year the Piazza “innovation of interior“, prepared at the hall 4.2, will be source of ideas and point of meeting for architects, designers and planners. For interzum 2017 have been selected a theme that, according to experts opinion, it will be the driving force for the innovation in the next decades:
“Upcycling and sustainable materials cycles“, namely the transformation of residual materials in new products.
One of the greatest challenges that are born with the thick growth of the world population is how we can manage the available resources. Since their availability is limited, it is necessary a reconsideration. Reducing the demand of consumers could be a solution, but the most realistic answer is a change in the industrial production of closed loop materials. Producers and planners are working on  upcycling innovative processes, able to reduce notably the use of resources and energy at all levels. Ideally, at the end of life cycle, it should not be produced refuses, but o the contrary materials of high quality that can be recycled for a new life cycle. Recycling becomes upcycling, the refuses become recycling materials with their specific qualities for the innovative planning of product.
Among the other themes of great interest developed at interzum we  find for example the maintenance of resources, the sustainability and the increasing digitisation of home environments. Thanks to its innovative power interzum catalyses the interest of the creative professions.

Cosmob: Inauguration of new headquarters to train technicians of the future

Equipped with testing laboratories, advanced technologies and FabLab, the centre is aimed at responding to the new needs of the furniture product
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 15/03/2024

Furniture trends 2024: flexible spaces, green materials, sinuous and enveloping shapes, natural colours

The Salone del Mobile.Milano and Fuorisalone will be privileged showcases to confirm the aesthetic and functional orientation of the home of the future
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 26/02/2024

FederlegnoArredo launches FLA Plus Services, the digital hub for a more sustainable and competitive supply chain

Targeted services for member companies: certification portal, materials library, circularity tool, customs counter and supply chain data
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 10/07/2023

Sintered stone: an ecological material officially recognised by the European Commission

A 100% recyclable material, resistant to scratches, fire, moisture and UV rays, it now bears the CE mark
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 16/06/2023

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

ARCHITECT@WORK Milan: where architects meet innovations

200 exhibitors will present over 500 new products, selected by a technical commission of experts
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 07/11/2022

Urban Matter (s) the exhibition-event curated by Materially at Milan Design Week 2022

A concept focused on the culture of sustainability applied to the various business activities and to everyday life
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 24/05/2022

Materials and Sustainability: the role of materials in the ecological transition

Online training course organized by Materially and intended for professionals interested in the topic of sustainability and circular economy
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/01/2022

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH