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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.

Lighting: L&S Lighting acquires 100% of Forma e Funzione

L&S Lighting spa, a company specializing in lighting solutions and systems for the furnishing and furniture industry, controlled by Clessidra Private Equity through the Clessidra Capital Partners 3 fund, has announced the acquisition of control of Forma e Funzione srl, also active in the lighting sector for furniture and household appliances.

The transaction provides for the acquisition by L&S of 100% of the shares in Form and Function and will see the current shareholders re-invest, together with Clessidra, in the parent company with a minority stake, maintaining their current managerial roles.

Andrea Ottaviano, CEO of Clessidra Private Equity SGR, said that "with this new operation we further consolidate our presence within the lighting industry, a sector characterized by significant growth prospects linked both to an increasing attention to the light that excites but also to sustainability and energy savings. Today, with the L&S group and the integration of Forma e Funzione, we continue our strategic path that aims at enhancing successful Italian companies on foreign markets, accompanying them in a new phase of growth and development ".


L&S strengthens its presence globally

The integration of Forma e Funzione leads the L&S Group, which today has over 500 employees worldwide, 5 global production centers in Italy, Germany, China and the United States, to exceed 130 million euros in consolidated turnover at the end of 2022, 75% of which achieved thanks to exports.

Form and Function, a company founded in the 1960s, with headquarters and plant in Varese and exports to more than 40 countries, has established itself as a reference point in furniture, thanks to its consolidated experience and a range of lighting products characterized by solutions of design and a careful selection of technologies, materials and finishes.

"With this transaction, - says Luciano Iannuzzi, Director of L&S and Operating Managing Director of Clessidra Private Equity - L&S strengthens both its presence on a global level and relationships with customers of primary standing in the furniture, retail and of the household appliance, to which we offer unique and innovative solutions to enhance their collections ".


Customized lighting solutions

The development plan of the L&S Group aims at growth on the domestic and international market, with synergies both in the innovation of products and lighting systems, and through the sharing of best practices and technological know-how and the ability to propose customized lighting solutions with a network of customers made up of the most important brands in the furniture sector.

Hera integrated lighting systems: design and quality for every living space

Innovative and versatile products that offer architects and designers extensive design possibilities
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 19/07/2023
Company: Hera

Halemeier lighting system from Ostermann: versatile solutions for interior design

Versa SuperPlus or Versa SuperPlus Mini LED strips combine an LED strip and a folding profile in one solution
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 22/03/2023
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

AvanTech YOU drawer system by Hettich: stylish details for maximum customization

Hettich’s innovative platform concept offers more than 20,000 different colour, format and material combinations
Category: Furniture drawers, Components for drawers
Publication date: 21/12/2022
Company: Hettich Italia

FSC certification in Italy: from the 2021 report a fast growing trend

The indoor and outdoor furniture sector sees a record 99 new certifications in 2021
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 11/02/2022

FederlegnoArredo 2021 data: growing trend for the furniture sector

Macrosystem furniture and lighting: sales Italy +21.4%, exports + 5.7% compared to 2019
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 10/09/2021

Digitalisation in furniture production: an opportunity for companies

Interesting remarks by Andrea Silvestri, Manufacturing & Solutions Specialists Team Leader at Lectra
Category: Cutting systems and software for the padding industry
Publication date: 28/01/2021
Company: Lectra Italia

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

Domus Line Lineo: innovative design and high technology in just 4 mm

A versatile appliance with multiple application possibilities
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 17/06/2019
Company: Domus Line S.r.l.

aVOID powered by Häfele and Schüco: how to live in 9 square meters

The first tiny house entirely made in Italy at Fuorisalone 2018
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/04/2018
Company: Häfele Italia

LOOX by Häfele

Innovative LED lighting systems
Category: Lighting for furniture, For furniture lighting
Publication date: 10/09/2014
Company: Häfele Italia