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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 forum italy 2024: the numbers of the first edition and the winners of the 2024 awards

The numbers of the first edition of interzum forum italy 2024, the biennial event dedicated to the furniture and interior design subcontracting sector, organized by Koelnmesse, which took place at the Bergamo Fairgrounds on June 6 and 7, have just been published.

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There were 4,820 visitors from 52 countries (20 percent of attendance from abroad) and 216 exhibitors from 24 countries (with an internationality rate of 36 percent). The Top Ten countries with the most visitors included Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Serbia, Turkey and Switzerland, in addition to Italy. Over the two days of the fair, more than 30 conferences were held with the participation of more than 60 national and international speakers.


Satisfaction from organizers

Thomas Rosolia, CEO of Koelnmesse Italy and organizer of the event, said, "The premiere of interzum forum italy exceeded all expectations. We are thrilled with the high number of high quality visitors and perfectly on target with the planned goals. The interest of the companies rewarded us, the exhibitors welcomed the new exhibition format and many of them actively participated by enlivening the conference meeting program. The numbers of this very first edition have confirmed to us that we are on the right track and have been able to grasp the market demands for a biennial event alternating with interzum. Thanks to the feedback gathered, we are already at work for the 2026 edition."

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Focus on Textile & Machinery

Visitors' interest was particularly directed toward the section dedicated to Textile & Machinery, underscoring the liveliness of a sector in continuous evolution, which does not find an adequate place in Italy within trade fairs.


Rich and interesting conference program

The conference part of interzum forum italy 2024 was interesting and full of insights, addressing extremely topical issues such as sustainability and innovation. Topics toward which there is more and more attention from companies, especially from the subcontracting sector, but which are rarely addressed within the fairs related to this very sector. 

The panel discussion entitled "Business outlook. Global innovation and local production: the evolution of materials, technology and furniture markets," featured Lorenzo Tavazzi, Jörg Buck, Edi Snaidero, Alessandra Tracogna, Piero Paganoni, Roger Reichert and Alfonso Tentori.

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Three stages - those of Trend Talk, Trend Stage and Product Stage - welcomed 30 conferences and 60 Italian and international speakers, to share visions and trends of the spaces we inhabit, the development of materials and finishes, and new production processes, with a transversal attention to low environmental impact. An opportunity to have an updated look not only at the furniture supply chain but also at interior design for the hotellerie, yachting and naval, RV and automotive sectors.


interzum forum italy award 2024: excellent quality of nominations

The first edition of the interzum forum italy award honored 7 companies in the two categories Innovation and ESG & Sustainability. The excellent quality of the nominations underscored the work that furniture subcontracting supply chains are doing to respond to international regulations and market demands in terms of innovation and trends.

The Award jury consisted of:

Jessica Alexander, Former Executive Director of the National Bed Federation

Segzin Aksu, Designer

Mario Bisson, Associate Professor POLI.design

Franco Bulian, Catas Director

Sasha Peters, Consule and materials expt.

Dick Spierenburg, Designer

The award ceremony was held on June 5 during a gala evening at the Hotel San Marco in Bergamo, Italy.

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The winners of interzum forum italy award 2024

Product Sector: Function & Components

Category: INNOVATION two products tied:

Company: MarcaClac by Cattaneo Sergio

Product: MarcaClac Sistema® 

Company: Scilm Spa 

Product: Prima Base

Product Sector: Function & Components


Company: SITITALY sas of Davide Rossetto 

Product: Micol Lounge R1

Product Sector: Materials & Nature



Product: g_ink

Product Sector: Materials & Nature 


Company: Bonomi Pattini Giuseppe e Figli SpA 

Product: UPB Boards Made of Resysta® 

Product Sector: Textile & Machinery 


Company: Morgan Tecnica SPA 

Product: REX 

Product Sector: Textile & Machinery 


Company: SIMALFA®

Product: SIMALFA® 365 Debonding Adhesive 


The next edition of interzum forum italy will be held on June 4-5, 2026.


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In: Fairs

interzum forum italy: long-awaited first edition of new biennial event debuts June 6 in Bergamo

Conference program focuses on the future of design and furniture supplies in all manufacturing sectors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 28/05/2024
Company: Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum Forum Italy: two days of meetings dedicated to furniture subcontracting

Presented at the ADI Museum in Milan the programme of the new exhibition event, organised by Koelnmesse, which will take place in Bergamo on 6 and 7 June
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2024
Company: Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

Silestone® by Cosentino hybrid surfaces: the new Urban Crush collection

Inspired by the aesthetics of the contemporary city, it offers four new colours that recall limestone and sandstone
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 03/07/2023
Company: Silestone by Cosentino

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

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/12/2017

Cifm / interzum Guanghzhou: professionalism and internationalization

From February, 28 to March, 31 2017 in the expositive center China Import and Export Fair
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 30/01/2017