Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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 2021: a hybrid exhibition format for a safe and purposeful fair

Interzum 2021, the most important trade fair dedicated to supplies, components and semi-finished products for the furniture industry, will be held from 4 to 7 May 2021 in Cologne. This was confirmed by Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Trade Fair Management at Koelnmesse GmbH, and Maik Fischer, Project Manager interzum cologne, together with Thomas Rosolia, Managing Director Koelnmesse Italia, during the online press conference presenting the event.
In addition to the certainty of the date, there is also the awareness that the next edition of the fair will be very different from the last interzum due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Cologne-based trade fair has invested heavily in the security of the event and the new formula, a hybrid formula with exhibitors at the fair on the one hand and the digital platform interzum@home on the other.
“I think we all need to be aware that the world has changed and will continue to change rapidly, and that people's lives are changing with it. - said Matthias Pollmann. “But we firmly believe that everything is possible thanks to our #B-SAFE4business security program, our new far-reaching digital tools, interzum@home and a positive attitude. We at Koelnmesse have spared no effort to ensure that the playing field is best prepared for the industry and the unanimous signals we are receiving are positive and reveal that the industry needs interzum as an international platform, regardless of its shape and size.“


The #B-SAFE4business security programme

To make the trade fair as safe as possible, even in the era of the coronavirus, Koelnmesse has developed #B-SAFE4business, a programme developed in consultation with the authorities that includes all hygiene, medical and organisational measures to provide the highest level of security in an environment where business can grow again. The #B-SAFE4business programme is based on four pillars: Visit Safe, Meet Safe, Show Safe and Stay Safe. In concrete terms, in addition to hand hygiene, the use of face masks and spacing, the flow of people will be regulated at the entrances to the trade fair and in the corridors between the exhibition areas, which will also be widened to make the movement of visitors more fluid. Koelnmesse's exhibition spaces are also equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation system that allows for air exchange and sanitation.
The entire visitor route is mapped, from the exclusively online ticketing system to the new eGuard app, which provides accurate information about the density of visitors at any point on the exhibition grounds and is used to direct the flow of visitors accordingly. Spacing rules will also be applied in the construction of the stands if space is limited. For security reasons, the interzum awards ceremony will also be completely digital.


The digital platform interzum@home

The experience of being present at a trade fair is and always will be something very special and irreplaceable, yet the interzum@home digital platform has the strategic aim of increasing the digital reach. As digital exhibitors, interzum@home participants will have the opportunity to present their products in their showrooms with images and text and to raise the company profile further by including video content, for example.
“Thanks to the digital platform, interzum 2021 wants to increase its influence and effectiveness. This will make it possible to reach those visitors who are not able to travel to Cologne and also to get in touch with people who have never visited interzum before,“ said Maik Fischer.


Interzum 2021: a year full of innovations

Other innovations at interzum 2021 include the opening of the new Hall 1, currently under construction, which will be dedicated to the Materials & Nature sector, also present in Hall 6, 5.2 and 4.2. The Function & Components sector will occupy Halls 7 and 8, while Halls 11, 9 and 10.1 of the fair will be dedicated to Textile & Machinery.
Another new feature is the presence of the “Flooring“ group in the Materials & Nature sector with the inclusion of parquet, solid wood and cork flooring and laminates.
As far as exhibitors are concerned, most of them have already confirmed their participation, confirming their willingness to take part in this important event.  The number of Italian exhibitors who have so far signed up for interzum 2021 is 251, down by 20% compared to the same period two years ago.

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