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

200 exhibitors from 23 countries, more than 30 conference speeches and 60 Italian and international speakers: these are the numbers that sum up interzum forum italy, the new and eagerly awaited biennial event, organized by Koelnmesse, which makes its debut on June 6 at the Bergamo Fairgrounds. 

The event, which is part of the interzum brand family of international events, features a duration of only two days, an exhibition of the main companies in the Function & Components, Materials & Nature, and Textile and Machinery sectors, and a rich conference program featuring talks by national and international experts.

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Focus on the most topical issues

Two days of discussion on the most current issues involving all subcontracting sectors and aimed at a wide audience of visitors, including furniture and design companies and operators, manufacturers of materials and technologies, general contractors, design companies and studios, interior designers, consultants and business service companies. 

The program is intended to be a broad and cross-cutting platform of informative content on the issues that will significantly impact furniture subcontracting in the coming years, not only in the home, but also in the contract sectors of yachting, RVing and automotive. 

To carry out the conference program interzum forum italy relied on the collaboration with numerous institutions, universities and research organizations, such as the CSIL study center, the Digital Innovation Observatories of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milan-Bicocca, the consortium company POLI.Design, and the global e-commerce platform Alibaba.

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Trend Talk: visions on the future of the industry

The congress is divided into three event formats: Trend Talk, Trend Stage and Product Stage. 

Trend Talks feature panel discussions with industry experts, opinion leaders and representatives from leading companies who will share their visions on the future of the industry. Topics range from forecasts for domestic and international markets to new business models, lifestyles and their development, surface and color trends, sustainability issues, and the design of supply chains and value chains.


Trend Stage: topical technical and regulatory issue

The most topical technical and regulatory issues are addressed in Trend Stages from a global perspective that integrates the respective value chains involved: such as woodworking industry technologies and their regulatory framework, product certification issues, the development of high-performance and low-thickness materials, and the digitization of design and production, particularly for kitchens and offices.

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Product Stage: companies' new product innovations

The Product Stage format, on the other hand, offers companies a platform to present their newly developed products and services, as well as innovative digital solutions and systems for efficient and environmentally friendly production processes. 


Interzum forum italy award

Interzum forum italy also includes the interzum forum italy award. An international jury is evaluating the product or service entries, and the winners will be announced on June 5 at the award ceremony in Bergamo in the beautiful setting of the Hotel San Marco. 

Members of the award jury are Jessica Alexander, Former Executive Director at National Bed Federation; Segzin Aksu, Designer; Mario Bisson, Associate Professor POLI.design; Franco Bulian, Director of Catas; Sasha Peters, Innovation consultant and materials expert; and Dick Spierenburg, Designer.



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In: Fairs

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

The event focused on the conference component by addressing extremely topical issues for the subcontracting sector
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 20/06/2024
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