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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.

Minimum environmental criteria and sustainability at the centre of a webinar promoted by Catas and Manifaktura

Sustainability and environmental protection have long been fundamental values to be pursued in every activity, now also in the Public Administration. The Procurement Code that regulates the purchases of public administrations requires that the orders entrusted to the various suppliers comply with CAM, Minimum Environmental Criteria, those environmental and ecological requirements, defined by the Ministry of the Environment, for the various phases of the purchasing process, aimed at identifying the best design solution, product or service from an environmental point of view along the life cycle.
These new rules can certainly represent a further opportunity for those virtuous furniture manufacturers who have already established a sustainable daily practice in their production by starting “green“ production processes. Obviously, a scrupulous analysis of the entire life cycle of each product and a careful sampling of every single component, which must be subjected to constant verification and control, is also indispensable.


Cam Arredi: instructions for use

Just the issues related to Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) for the furniture sector, very topical and very interesting for manufacturers, will be addressed during a webinar to be held Thursday, July 23rd from 2 pm.
This is the second event that is the result of the recent new partnership between Catas, the most important European testing, certification and research laboratory for the furniture and furnishing sector, and Manifaktura, a new company founded in Pesaro by Francesco Balducci and Alessandra Cecchini, innovation managers with a very long national and international experience in the furniture world.
The webinar dedicated to Cams for the furniture sector, which can be attended free of charge through the “Teams“ platform, sees the prestigious participation of the Ministry of the Environment, important to know the new regulatory updates now being defined.
After the presentation by Franco Bulian, Deputy Director of Catas, Sergio Saporetti, Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, will take the floor, who will address the theme “The national Gpp plan and the procurement code“; Alessandra Cecchini, from Manifaktura, will talk about “Cam Arredi: instructions for use. Obligations and application guidelines in the company“.
“Evaluation of compliance with Cams for the wood-furniture sector“ will be the theme at the centre of Marco Righini from Catas. In closing, Sergio Saporetti will take up the word again, illustrating the topic “Cam Arredi: future scenarios“.  
Participants will be able to ask questions and talk to the speakers.
You can register for free on the Catas website. For any other information: formazione@catas.com, phone 0432 747260.

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