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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: increasingly international

interzum is the greatest and the most important subcontracting fair all over the world for the furniture and the semi-finished industry. In Cologne 16-19 May, 2017 interzum, the international buyers will meet again and it will be a base where visitors will find market innovations that stimulate the furniture sector.
Over 1.600 exhibitors will introduce products and services in 12 trade-fair halls for a gross general surface of 180.000 square meters: from these data the world interest is included towards the review, interest that also reflects on visitors: in 2015 interzum has recorded a growth of the international visitors equal to 17 percent.
interzum is very beloved from designers, architects, exhibitors and public because it has a contemplated and well devised format. The fair is divided in three segments: “Materials & Natures“ that picks up the last trends in theme of materials, “Function & Components“ devoted to the technical components and “Textile & Machinery“ where fabrics and machineries are introduced for their process.
Every segment has a proper “Piazza“, a special expositive area devoted to trends of the moment, that on the one hand it produces impulses for new ideas and on the other hand it acts as meeting point for an exchange of opinions with partners and colleagues. The strong interest expressed by exhibitors and the modernization of the fair district of Cologne have involved little changes to the assignment of the trade-fair halls for interzum 2017: the segment Textile & Machinery will occupy the three trade-fair halls 9 10.1 and 11, the exhibitors of the segment Function & Components will be situated in the four trade-fair halls 4, 5, 7 and 8 and those of the segment Materials & Natures in the trade-fair halls 6 10.2 and 4.2. In order to guarantee to exhibitors the maximum certainty of planning, this division of the trade-fair halls will stay unchanged until interzum 2021.

Materials & Nature
In the segment Materials & Nature they will be completely introduced the several materials for the furniture realization. The trends of the moment are the safeguard of the resources, the sustainable raw materials and the cradle to cradle. At interzum 2017, meeting point and source of inspiration, they will be prepared for the first time two “Piazza” united by a common topic. With “individuality“ Katrin de Louw, architect of interiors entrusted of project and realization, he has opted for one of the central demands of the furniture sector: the desire of a personalized planning.

Function & Components
The segment Function & Components is devoted to lights, semi-finished components for furniture, hardware, locks and recessed elements. Its Piazza will face the theme of the sustainability: on the Piazza of the trade-fair hall 4.2 Sascha Peters, expert researcher in materials, will deal with “upcycling“, namely how furniture industry can apparently turn into new material products without value, in order to furnish in this way his own contribution to the maintenance of the resources.

Textiles & Machinery
In the segment Textiles & Machinery they will be introduced materials for stuffed, fabrics and hides and the relative machineries for the process. Its Piazza, in a spirit of “Mobile Spaces“, will catalyse the interest of designers and planners toward the mobile spaces like cars and caravan. Around this area they will be prestigious subcontractors of the automotive sector that till now they had never exposed in interzum and they will constitute therefore an assistant value for visitors thanks to the new impulses in terms of materials and functions.

Innovation of Interior
Also in this edition it will be Innovation of Interior, prepared in the trade-fare hall 4.2, an offer devoted to architects, architects of interiors, industrial designers and planners that it will propose materials and innovative projects. The MaterialTransformation network, an initiative of Innovation of Interior, will offer new opportunities for joined projects of companies and universities.


Rehau: innovative and increasingly sustainable technologies

Among the goals for 2024: expansion of the product range, an increasingly synergetic offering and more widespread distribution
Category: Companies: strategies and future
Publication date: 08/01/2024
Company: REHAU SpA

Pantone colour 2024: Peach Fuzz, a delicate peach shade

Midway between pink and orange, it is a refined and elegant shade that enriches the soul, body and mind
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2023

The polymeric stone Rauvisio karat of Rehau

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

Trendy colours for interior design: the new Passion for colour 2023 collection by Rehau

New opportunities to express one's creative flair, realising design projects with shades inspired by the world of spices
Category: Furniture roller shutters, Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 08/08/2023
Company: REHAU SpA

interzum 2023 confirms itself as a platform for professional exchange and a great source of inspiration

Around 62,000 trade visitors attended the leading international trade fair for suppliers in the furniture and interior design industry
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 17/05/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Innovative FENIX materials: six new FENIX NTM® Bloom colors enrich the exclusive palette

Presented in absolute preview at Sicam 2022, and the new shades are inspired by landscapes and cities from all over the world
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/11/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

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

In addition to FENIX and Homapal, also presented X-KIN, the innovative wall covering
Category: Technological Materials
Publication date: 30/06/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

MP coated fabrics: new colors and new textures

Four collections are enriched with over thirty new and refined shades
Category: Upholstery fabrics
Publication date: 21/02/2022

imm cologne 2020: all the trends for the future of living

The new layout aims at a better organization of the thematic areas
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/01/2020

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.