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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: plazas Materials & Nature

interzum, the international fair leader for subcontracts in the furniture sector, in Colony from 16th  to 19th  May, splits as is tradition in three segments: Textile & Machinery, Function & Components and Materials & Nature. This subdivision allows to introduce in a clear and complete way the whole range of the components for furniture and for interior design.
Every segment provides an own Plaza, besides the presentations of exhibitors, for an area devoted to a particular theme that is common ground and source of inspiration for visitors.
This year in the segment Materials & Nature there will be for the first time two plazas, one in stand 6 and one in stand 10.2; specific theme faced this year is “Individuality.“
The desire to personalise households has being for years one of the greatest trends of the furniture sector. The choice of materials for furniture and interiors plays a fundamental role for the search of a degree of personalization and this won't change in the future either: new materials, methods of process and superficial finishes are launched on the market after more and more brief cycles of development. Besides the variety of the materials also the possibilities of combination increase in exponential way. Planners and  interior designers conquer therefore an enormous degree of intervention with which they satisfy the desires of customers.
The segment “Materials & Nature“ with its plazas will propose a complete view of novelties of exhibitors and of the emergent trends of the sector.
The two plazas are been conceived and realized by Katrin de Louw of TRENDFILTER®, her fourth grade collaboration with the review. “We are happy - Matthias Pollmann affirms, Project Manager of interzum - that Katrin de Louw has followed us this year, too.
Katrin de Louw, architect of interiors and famous specialist of the trends of the furniture and materials industry, she is the perfect person for this role.“
Also this year the plazas won't act only as informal meeting point, but they will entertain a rich programme of conferences: specialists of the companies and of the scientific world will face the trends in theme of design and color, but also technical issues, the last laws and marks of quality.
Highlight of every day in fair will be the “Trendespresso“, a brief intervention held by Katrin de Louw on the last trends of design; this format has affirmed as a real catalyst of the public already in the last editions. Also in 2017 both plazas will be endowed with a service of catering. In fair there will be therefore all that it is suitable for a real plaza: culinary specialties, exchange of ideas and surely some good business, too.