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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.

Made in Italy is the protagonist at imm Cologne 2019

The 2019 edition of imm cologne, Internationale Möbelmesse, and LivingKitchen, the biennial exhibition dedicated to the kitchen, opened yesterday in the pavilions of the Cologne fair and will end on Sunday 20 January.

In total, around 1,300 exhibitors (70% foreigners) are presented in Cologne, up from 1,253 in 2018 as well as “made in Italy“ companies, which this year exceed 100 compared to 94 in 2018 and at 92 of the 2017 edition, a year that saw the presence of the kitchens.

Waiting for the “Salone del Mobile“ in April, in Cologne there is a constant presence of the most important Italian companies in the sector such as B&B Italia, Baxter, Cassina, Cattelan, Flexform, Giorgetti, Lapalma, Living Divani, MDF, Minotti , Molteni, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Porada, RIVA 1920. Also there are important returns such as Knoll International, Zanotta, Lema, Edra.

Knoll International is also among the leading companies of the Bauhaus exhibition set up at the southern entrance, in the passage between pavilions 3 and 11, to celebrate the famous school of architecture, art and design that has animated the cultural climate of the beginning of the century.

Italian companies are present above all in the spaces reserved for the “top of the range“, collected under the “Pure“ label, and this year developed and expanded in “Pure Atmospheres“, staged in Halls 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3. Pavilion 11.3 also presents the “Trend Atmospheres“ exhibition, an impressive setting, enriched by a prestigious catering area, a meeting point for buyers in this specific segment.

More space has also been assigned to “Pure Editions“, in Halls 2.2, 3.2 while in Hall 3.1 an innovative concept sees the presence of important international design brands, which will set up open and walkable stands, where the product is the protagonist.

The Cologne event offers tens of thousands of visitors a wide range of furniture, lights, upholstery fabrics, with the trends and colors that will dominate next season, as well as cutting-edge projects by young designers and “smart home“ solutions. .

Altogether there are eleven pavilions in which there is room for every kind of furniture, from the most traditional furniture in the “Prime“ segment, to the upholstered furniture in the “Comfort“ segment, while in the “Sleep“ we find the night scene and in the “Smart“ furnitures in kit easy to assemble thought for a young target.

Among the focus of the event also for 2019 there is “Das Haus“, a sort of ideal home whose construction is entrusted every year to established designers of great appeal: this year the 180 square meters available to “invent“ the house of emotions has been entrusted to the Australian designers Truly Truly, from the homonymous studio in Rotterdam.