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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 Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Materials Village, Material ConneXion Italia's hub dedicated to materials, new technologies and sustainability, will take place again this year during the Milano Design Week from April 16th to 22nd in Superstudio Più spaces in via Tortona 27.

Materials Village increasingly focuses its attention on the promotion of innovative and efficient materials, addressing a transversal public that touches different sectors: from interior design to building, from textiles to architecture.

After the success achieved last year, which saw the presence of over 135,000 visitors, Materials Village covers for this edition an area of ​​over 1,850 square meters, occupying the entrance of Superstudio and the entire Art Garden, a tree-lined garden that for the occasion will turn into a village.

Every year, Materials Village offers an impressive setting, but for this 5th edition it even doubles, with two large installations signed respectively by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman.

A scenic tower designed by architect and designer Marco Piva will welcome visitors to the Fuorisalone, a work that will present the primary materials that form the basis of an architectural project. Next to the tower will be developed the theme of the circular economy, protagonist of another installation for CONAI and the Consortia di Filiera for the recycling of packaging waste, curated by Yona Friedman, a famous Hungarian become naturalized French utopist-architect, designer and urban planner, always committed to the world of sustainability and the circular economy.

Materials Village will also host more than 20 companies connected to the world of materials and production processes, which will present cutting-edge design and technological proposals in terms of aesthetics, sustainability, optimization and circular economy.

Among the many novelties of this edition, also stands out the participation of names of excellence as partners such as PUMA and the MIT Design Lab, interdisciplinary research laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, which together present the latest innovations on research in the field of biodesign, showcasing a performance fabric that reacts differently based on the percentage of atmospheric pollution, in particular unisex t-shirts equipped with sensors able to detect the level of danger in the air.

The Material ConneXion Italia hub committed to materials will host the technologies dedicated to the colour of various exhibiting companies this year, such as manufacturers of acrylic paints, pure pigments, water colours for ceramics, fabric and glass, as well as paints resistant to wear, chemical agents and sun rays: ecological products that aim to improve the environmental impact. Improving the quality of life also passes through a thorough knowledge of materials and a culture that is consistent with the principles of sustainability.

The innovative eco-sustainable material Cosmolite by Stone Italiana

A new material that enhances and ennobles the recycled product creating surfaces with high technical performance
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 14/01/2022

GreenItaly 2020 Report: the most resilient and innovative green enterprises

The Italian wood-furniture industry first in Europe in circular economy
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 09/11/2020

FederlegnoArredo: Claudio Feltrin is the new Chairman for the four-year period 2020-2024

Vision and action will be the focus of the new president's commitment.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/11/2020

At Sicam 2019 a large, qualified and international presence

Technological products and materials with a focus on design and sustainability
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 21/10/2019

The 14th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge is presented

The international competition is aimed at design and architecture students from all over the world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

Arçelik: eco-sustainable appliances for a better world

Presented a washing machine with filtering system for synthetic microfibers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/09/2019

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019

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

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

Interzum 2017 achieves record results

The Cologne fair saw a 19% increase in visitors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/05/2017
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH