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.

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Materially was born with the aim of helping companies in the development and diffusion of sustainable innovation starting from materials.
Evolution of Material ConneXion Italia, Materially offers itself as an ideal partner for the development and implementation of innovation strategies that start from materials. This is thanks to research and constant dialogue with the different players in the world of materials ranging from universities and start-ups to companies that propose or require innovative solutions to be applied in their production processes.
Materially on the one hand collaborates with material producers through innovation and promotion projects, research to identify the market positioning of a new material and possible partners to develop the materials project.
On the other hand Materially supports companies in the development of new products by researching material solutions to meet technical, creative and sustainability needs.

Materially The Space: a meeting place between material producers and their users.

Materially's headquarters is The Space, a hub dedicated to materials innovation, located in Building 16 of the former Ansaldo Group industrial complex in the renovated Milan Bicocca area.
The Space is a meeting place between material producers and their users, through thematic exhibitions, BtoB meetings, events dedicated to materials in the circular economy, workshops with various international brands.
Materially The Space offers a series of services to the Partner Company: it offers a very interesting exhibition space that includes the use of space structures and services to organize meetings, assistance to visitors by qualified personnel and the organization of half-day meetings-event designed to bring together those who offer innovative technologies and solutions and potential users.
Inside Materially there is The Lab that helps companies in the development of sustainable innovation starting from materials. Particular attention is paid to the themes of the Circular Economy and intelligent innovation using design thinking methodologies and collaborating with a team with a rich background of international projects and experiences.


Materially The Village: a qualified business showcase at Milano Design Week

As every year Materially will be present at Milano Design Week with Materially The Village, the ideal continuation of Materials Village, the main event dedicated to Italian and international excellence able to bring innovation in the world of materials and technology, in the fields of design, furniture, fashion, automotive, lighting, 3D printing, packaging, architecture, construction, textile, coatings, circular economy.
Materially The Village is a qualified business showcase that allows to gather important contacts of professionals and operators from all over the world; every year more than 500.000 professionals, architects, managers and experts come to Milan from all over the world to catch the news presented during Milano Design Week.
Materially The Village will be as always in Zona Tortona at Area 56 in via Savona 56 from 20 to 26 April.

Elcam padding materials: the evolution of comfort and sustainability

Eco-friendly materials for high performance and environmentally friendly cushions
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 24/10/2023
Company: Elcam Srl

Materials and Sustainability: the role of materials in the ecological transition

Online training course organized by Materially and intended for professionals interested in the topic of sustainability and circular economy
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/01/2022

Elcam padding materials: innovative products for maximum comfort

High quality standards and the use of technologically advanced machinery, winning elements of the company
Category: Padding materials
Publication date: 20/12/2021
Company: Elcam Srl

The innovative material Wasbottle selected for ADI Design Index 2021

Bencore in partnership with Autogrill realizes a 100% recycled and recyclable panel born from the reuse of disused plastics
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 29/11/2021

Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Architect@work Milano: architects meet the most innovative products and materials

Theme of this edition: “IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 12/11/2019

New CAM for textiles, construction and interior furnishings

Minimum Environmental Criteria established for supplies intended for public administrations
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 14/12/2017
Company: Aipef