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 forum italy: two days dedicated to the future of the furniture supply chain

interzum forum italy is the exhibition event dedicated to the future of the furnishing supply chain, organised by Koelnmesse, which will be held at the Bergamo exhibition and congress centre on 6 and 7 June 2024 and will take place every two years. 

The strong point of interzum forum italy is a palimpsest of events, with different formats dedicated to educating and informing visitors, with the aim of providing companies and professionals with those elements that are today essential for making short and long term choices. A rich programme of conferences and meetings aimed at operators in the sub-contracting and interior design sectors, manufacturers of furnishing materials and technologies, general contractors, companies and design studios and designers. 

Topics such as the production of materials, components and technologies, the sustainable development of companies and regulations on transparency and surveillance are receiving increasing attention from institutions. For this reason, a wide-ranging proposal of contents will be offered, ranging from green to the digital revolution, from certifications to innovative production processes, from modern housing trends to latest-generation materials.


Investment in research and product innovation 

With regard to the issue of sustainability, a recent survey by CSIL, a partner of interzum forum italy, shows that the majority of Italian furniture manufacturers have already embarked on the path towards a green transition by investing in both the sustainability of production processes and product development: for more than 40% of the companies sampled by CSIL, the transition is in progress, and for about 30% it is at a good stage of progress. 

The CSIL Observatory data also show that in the two-year period 2021-2022 the furniture industry in Italy has recorded exceptional growth, of over 20% in current values compared to 2019, reaching over 20 billion euro in value in 2022 and registering excellent performances on the domestic market and in exports. This extraordinary growth is now followed by a physiological slowdown also due to a weakened global scenario. 

According to the CSIL Forecast Report on the furniture sector in Italy (November 2022), in order to cope with this drop in demand and at the same time with the still high prices of raw materials and components, Italian furniture manufacturers are prioritising investment in research and product innovation, while also seizing the opportunities arising from the transition to digital and sustainability.


The products of excellence of Italian design 

The recognised vitality of the sector is determined by further factors. As Anna Barbara, President of the Board of Directors of POLI.design, also a partner of interzum forum italy, emphasises: "Materials, surfaces, finishes, which for years were considered decorations to be applied to products and projects in the final phase, are increasingly becoming the authentic DNA of the products of excellence of Italian design. Behind this extraordinary world, there are companies, universities, innovation centres that carry out advanced research and explore new areas of application, that invent complex materials and performance, that build performance technologies to meet increasingly advanced requirements. 

This articulated design system is strategic to guarantee the success of Italian brands and recognised qualities. For this reason, it will be necessary to continue to support education and training in the culture of surface, material and also immaterial design'.

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Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

Via Lunga, sn fiera, Bergamo, Bergamo, Italia

In: Fairs

interzum forum italy: the new trade fair for the subcontracting sector

Innovative exhibition format dedicated to the Italian and European market scheduled for 6 and 7 June 2024 at the Bergamo Exhibition Centre
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/10/2023
Company: Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

interzum forum italy: Koelnmesse's new biennial event debuts in June 2024

An innovative format for furniture manufacturers and the interior design sector that will take place on 6th and 7th June 2024 at the Fiera di Bergamo exhibition centre
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 07/06/2023
Company: Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

CSIL report: scenarios and forecasts for the furniture sector in Italy in 2021-2023

In 2021 a likely rebound effect should support the growth of economic activity
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 23/12/2020

The Italian kitchen furniture market: a complete picture from the new Csil Report

Data and trends in the production and consumption of kitchen furniture on the national market
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/05/2020

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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
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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

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
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Publication date: 05/02/2018

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

Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

Via Lunga, sn fiera, Bergamo (Bergamo), Italia


In:   Fairs