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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.

Materials and Sustainability: the role of materials in the ecological transition
What are the possible strategies for a productive development based on the principles of circular economy? What are the opportunities offered to designers in terms of material innovation? How to navigate among the regulations increasingly guided by the Sustainable Development Goals?

To respond to these new challenges, Materially, ideal partner for the development and dissemination of innovation and sustainability from materials, offers the course "Materials and Sustainability", four virtual meetings to understand the role of materials in the ecological transition.

The culture of sustainability starting from materials

The course introduces terminology, basic concepts and methods of selection of materials necessary to activate a culture of sustainability starting from the material. It also offers updates on the subject through the analysis of the main key issues, accompanied by examples of solutions with low environmental impact.

The four appointments are aimed at sustainability managers, design, R&D, marketing and CSR departments and all those professionals interested in learning more about sustainability and the circular economy from the point of view of materials and processes.


Possible approaches in different types of materials

The meetings will last 2 hours each and will be held by the experts of the Materially team. They will describe, starting from raw materials up to the end of life, the possible approaches in the different types of materials, from plastics (of petrochemical or bio origin), to woods and derivatives, paper, textiles, leather and imitation leather, coatings, composites, etc..

It starts on February 3 with the module "Life Cycle" that explores how the material, throughout its life cycle, can contribute to implement strategies of sustainability and circular economy.

On February 10, the appointment entitled "In the loop" explores the theme of recycling in all its different facets.

The theme of bio-based materials (of plant or animal origin) for durable or disposable applications is addressed on February 17 in the course "Bio-future". In this case, particular attention will be paid to the world of plastics and potential substitutes for materials of petrochemical origin, such as paints, faux leather, composites, dyes, textile fibers, etc.

Finally, on February 24, "There was waste" will address the issue of agricultural and industrial waste, both from the point of view of the producer (disposal) and of their possible use as new raw materials.

For the modalities of participation, costs and further information please contact Materially.

Poliuretano è: waste takes on a new life at the WastEnders exhibition

At SuperStudio Più, in collaboration with Materially, many products made from recycled polyurethane are on show
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 06/09/2021

Materially presents Materials Village at Milano Design Week 2021

Innovative materials, technologies, production processes and sustainability for everyday life
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/08/2021

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

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

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

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017

Interzum 2017 catalyse the interest of designers and architects

All innovations for interior design and furniture manufacturing
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/03/2017