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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.

Italian Design Day 2020: Drawing the future. Development, innovation, sustainability, beauty.

“Drawing the future. Development, innovation, sustainability, beauty“: this was the theme of the 2020 edition of the IDD-Italian Design Day, the theme review that took place last November 5, in an exclusively virtual format. Promoted since 2017 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Farnesina in collaboration and with the support of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Italian Design Day has established itself over the years as an effective tool for the promotion of design and internationalization of a strategic and decisive industrial sector for the Country System. The rich programme of Italian Design Day 2020 includes more than one hundred events all over the world, including competitions, exhibitions and presentations of design objects and speeches by designers, critics, specialised journalists and researchers, organised by the network of Embassies, Consulates, Italian Cultural Institutes and ICE offices abroad.  The 2020 edition, scheduled for March 25th and suspended due to the Covid-19 emergency, has been realized in digital mode, through the diffusion on line of about one hundred short video clips.
The testimonials of the Italian culture of the project, including Giulio Cappellini, Marco Piva, Carlo Colombo, Michele De Lucchi, Francesco Lucchese, presented themselves on the website (italiandesignday.it) with short recorded speeches, on the YouTube channel (Italian Design Day Official) and on an Instagram profile (italiandesignday_official).
Everything is collected in the event's digital catalogue, available for free download.


The proactive capacity of Made in Italy

The theme of Italian Design Day 2020, “Designing the future. Development, innovation, sustainability, beauty“, aims to define the proactive capacity of Italian design and Made in Italy, to draw new scenarios, able to put at the centre of the work of architects and designers the improvement of human life and the protection of the planet. These themes are even more topical in the context of the health emergency linked to Covid-19.
“The theme chosen for 2020“, says Dario Franceschini, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in the introduction to the Catalogue, “is more topical than ever in the difficult circumstances we are experiencing. The skills of Italian designers, promoted all over the world through the network of Embassies, Consulates, Institutes of Italians of Culture and Offices of the Institute for Foreign Trade, have the power to imagine a future in which, thanks to beauty and innovation, a genuinely sustainable development path can be undertaken“.
The creative ability, the aesthetic sense, the quality of materials and production processes have made Italian design one of the most appreciated symbols of Italy's image and lifestyle abroad. Lorenzo Angeloni, General Manager for the Promotion of the Country System says: “I am deeply convinced that the response to the economic crisis generated by Covid-19 can become an accelerator of change, and that Italian design will succeed in showing the world its ability to redefine itself and impose itself as 'avant-garde' in this new phase of transition“.
Italian Design Day 2020 is a proactive comparison of experiences and reflections that bears witness to Italy's commitment to a responsible model of development, capable of reconciling sustainability, innovation and beauty.

Italian Design Day 2021: new challenges for the sustainable restart of Made in Italy

At the center of the fifth edition the theme of the restart and the reconfirmation of the international prestige of Italian design
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/07/2021

There is no design without Italian design: the video tribute by international designers and architects

Created by Hantang Culture, the video is a great recognition of the value and uniqueness of Italian design products.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/04/2020

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The Federlegno-Arredo manifesto and the appeal of some leading companies in the design sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/04/2020

Success for the fourth edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai

Italian design on show in Shanghai to consolidate its presence on the Chinese market
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 05/12/2019

Sicam confirms an increasingly crucial event for the global furniture industry

Growing the number of companies visiting the 9th edition of the Pordenone event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 16/10/2017