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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 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

From 21 to 24 May 2019, the world's largest event for the subcontracting industry Interzum will take place in Cologne. More than 1,800 companies from around 60 countries will be presenting new products, innovative technologies and cutting-edge solutions.
Every two years, interzum presents all the innovations that will be a reference point and have a decisive influence on the production of furniture and interior design.
The event covers the entire range of the world market: from hardware to glass and lighting, from surfaces to wood and natural materials, from leather to upholstery materials and machinery for the production of upholstered furniture and mattresses.
In the three segments of the exhibition “Materials & Nature“, “Function & Components“ and “Textile & Machinery“ the focus will be on innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies.
Exhibitor presentations will also reflect global megatrends such as digitalisation, individualisation, mobility and urbanisation.

The Squares of interzum

New products can be found not only in the stands of the exhibiting companies, but are also highlighted by the organizers through the “Squares“, meeting places to get in touch with experts, discuss current topics and initiate an exchange of knowledge.
These are the trendsetters that will characterize this year's edition:
Pavilion Square 3.2 “Digitalization: Focus on Consumer Trends!”
Pavilion Square 4.2 “Disruptive Materials”
Pavilion Square 6 “Trends in Surfaces & Wood Design”
Pavilion Square 10.1 “Mobile Spaces”
Pavilion 3.2 “Digital Printing”
Increasingly engaging are issues related to the digitisation of products and processes, better use of resources, sustainability and everything that could be useful in small homes.

Shared ideas in the new Speakers Corner

Interzum 2019 will offer for the first time a platform dedicated to the sharing of knowledge between companies, the so-called “Speakers Corner“. In this space, located in the transition between pavilions 4 and 5, the exhibitors of each exhibition segment will provide valuable advances on the latest developments, thus encouraging an interesting exchange of knowledge. More than 30 industry players have joined the initiative and will hold 30-minute summary reports during which they will report, for example, on new forms of design, Smart Home innovations, sustainable materials and energy-saving processing techniques. The Speakers Corner will be open every day and the speeches will be held mainly in English and partly in German.

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