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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 furniture origin' certification: Catas rewards the first three re-certified companies
Veneta Cucine (Biancade, Treviso), La Cividina (Martignacco, Udine) and Molteni&C. (Giussano, Monza Brianza) are the first three manufacturers to have obtained renewal of the prestigious three-year 'Italian furniture origin' certification according to UNI 11674, issued by Catas.


A certification guarantees the Italian character of the product

On this occasion, Catas, which defined the protocol in 2018, wished to present the three realities with an award in a ceremony that attests to the importance of this standard.

'Among the many certifications that Catas issues,' said Catas Director Franco Bulian, 'Italian origin has a special value and significance. After decades of diatribes and confusion, for the past five years a standard has unequivocally established the criteria that allow a piece of furniture to boast its Italian character, not only in terms of style and aesthetics, but also in terms of quality and durability, values verified by our technicians according to specific test protocols. This is an objective result that undoubtedly adds value to the choice of the three internationally renowned companies, which, having passed the first cycle of certification, have decided to continue to demonstrate their willingness to maintain both the high quality of their products, which comply with the certification requirements, and their focus on the latest regulatory developments in the sector.


The 'Italian furniture origin' certification

The 'Italian furniture origin' certification issued by Catas is among the latest in the product certification sector and is based on a number of fundamental pillars. First of all, the UNI 11674 national standard, which defines process and product requirements, making the 'Italian' origin and quality of furniture products objective and verifiable.

The second pillar is represented by the modalities foreseen for the recognition, based on a strict technical specification managed by Catas that foresees, among other things, the verification on the premises of the applicant companies of the location of the core production processes and the verification in Catas laboratories of the technical performance of the finished product. Only at the end of this process can companies adorn their product with the 'Italian furniture origin' mark issued by Catas.

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