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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 2023: trends and solutions for designing the living spaces of the future
Everything is set for Interzum fair 2023, the most important international furniture subcontracting trade fair, which will be held in Cologne from 9 to 12 May. For four days, the global furniture supply and interior design industry will present a wide range of ideas, innovative materials and new technologies to a large audience of trade visitors from all over the world.

A interzum i visitatori professionali possono trovare ispirazione per i propri progetti, approfondire i contatti commerciali esistenti, incontrare nuovi partner commerciali e scoprire le tendenze e le soluzioni per progettare gli spazi abitativi del futuro.


Interzum Trend Stage: concrete answers to current challenges

However, trends in the industry are not only the focus of the presentations by the approximately 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries, but will also be developed in the rich programme of the interzum Trend Stage. Curated by trend expert Katrin de Louw, owner of TRENDFILTER®, the interzum Trend Stage will be a central meeting point for trade visitors to the fair and shed light on the most important developments and current topics for the industry.

"The main topics are, of course, sustainability, in particular the circular economy and innovative materials, as well as digitisation," explains Katrin de Louw. "Renowned experts in these fields have been invited to share their knowledge with interzum visitors.


The opportunities of the circular economy

The leitmotif of interzum 2023 is 'Neo-ecology', which will focus attention on precisely these issues in order to pursue a dialogue with companies in the subcontracting sector that will produce new solutions with an increasingly sustainable perspective.

The interzum Trend Stage will explore how societal trends are influencing our habits or how various lifestyles are having an impact on interior design.

Some meetings will specifically address the topics of the circular economy and how circular design represents an opportunity not only for more sustainable product design, but also for new business models.


Digital tools for the furniture industry

Digital transformation will also play an important role and will be the focus of another area of interest in the interzum Trend Stage programme. Innovative technologies are opening up new possibilities for the design and production of furniture components: thanks to the use of 3D technology, for example, it is possible to produce high-quality surfaces without the use of chemical materials, or, with augmented reality, furniture can be positioned three-dimensionally in space without a real location.

"We made the programme as broad as possible precisely to ensure that there were interesting topics for everyone," says curator Katrin de Louw. Visitors will be able to discover the most important trend topics for the industry, exchange new ideas and make new contacts'.

At the end of interzum it will also be possible to review the entire meeting programme on the digital platform interzum @home, thus further enriching your visit to the fair.

You can find the interzum Trend Stage programme here.


Trend Forum

The Interzum Trend Stage programme is closely linked to the Trend Forums where innovative solutions are presented for the three established areas of the fair: 'Materials & Nature', 'Function & Components' and 'Textile & Machinery'.

The Trend Forum linked to 'Materials & Nature', for example, presents innovative materials that may change the production of furniture and interior design in the coming years.

The Trend Forum of 'Textile & Machinery' addresses the very topical issue of recycling and the circular economy in mattress production.

The Trend Forum 'Function & Components' will showcase new solutions by challenging established practices. In particular, discussions will focus on how sustainable production is possible.

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In: Fairs

interzum award 2023: registrations open for the Koelnmesse design competition

For the first time, a prize will be awarded in the new "Neo Ecology" category to give further impetus to a more sustainable economy
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/01/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Zow: Koelnmesse has decided to suspend the fair for the moment

The organizers are now focusing on interzum, the industry's leading international trade fair
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 25/03/2022
Company: ZOW - Koelnmesse GmbH

Sicam 2021: finally we start again in presence

From 12 to 15 October in Pordenone it will be possible to touch and see for oneself the novelties and the products of 542 exhibitors.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 08/10/2021

Made Expo changes date: construction exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 November 2021

The postponement of the event to November is intended to represent a real global restart.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2021

Eisenwarenmesse 2021 cancelled: to be held in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022

Despite investments and general optimism, the situation does not guarantee the smooth running of the event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2020

The 2021 edition of interzum will be even bigger, more rational and easier to visit

The layout of the event will be enriched with the spaces of the new pavilion
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/01/2020
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

New version of Lectra's Versalis® Offline: production speed and material savings

The evolution of the digital leather cutting solution offers furniture manufacturers excellent performances
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Company: Lectra Italia

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018