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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.

New CAM for textiles, construction and interior furnishings
The use of eco-sustainable materials and the reduction of the use of dangerous substances that can have an impact on the environment and health are the basis of the decrees that the Ministry of the Environment has issued and plans to issue concerning the "definition of Minimum Environmental Criteria "(CAM) for supplies intended for public administrations.
These include the decree of 11 January 2017, signed by the Minister Gian Luca Galletti, published in the Official Gazette no. 23 (General Series) of 28/01/2017 showing an update of the Minimum Environmental Criteria regarding interior furnishings, construction and textile products. The update was necessary for the technical and commercial innovations of the market, but above all for the new discipline on public procurement.
The special provisions concerning the furnishings are listed in Annex 1 of the decree. On the supply and rental service of interior furnishings, such as office furniture, school furnishings or archives, the criteria on chemicals have been updated and others on eco-design have been included, favoring easy repair or composition and breakdown of the furnishings for their relocation to other work environments.
A separate chapter is dedicated to the rental of furniture, a practice still not very common in Italy, to encourage the reuse of existing products.

The polyurethane padding

The polyurethane padding must meet the requirements set out in Appendix II of Annex 1 of the decree. These requirements are the same as those required for the issuance of the voluntary CertiPUR trademark, the trademark owned by EUROPUR, the European Association that unites all the major industries and national associations in the sector, including AIPEF.
The CertiPUR brand certifies the safety of polyurethane padding. The creation of this brand confirms the polyurethane industry's commitment to the defense of man and the environment and adopts the best procedural criteria and scientific and technical tools to ensure the safety of its products. Only foam manufacturers certified and compliant with CertiPUR standards are authorized to use the CertiPUR logo.
More information on the CertiPUR brand can be found at the following link: http://www.europur.org/certipur/it/about-certipur.
The new CAMs were defined within the Management Committee of the Action Plan for the sustainability of consumption in the Public Administration sector (PAN GPP), with the presence, in addition to the Directorate General for Climate and Energy, of the Ministry of the Environment, including the competent officials of the Ministries of Development and Economy.

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Elcam upholstery materials: sustainability, comfort and high performance

Carefully selected materials to create cushions and padding for indoor and outdoor furniture and for the nautical sector
Category: Padding materials , Transformers for padding materials
Publication date: 22/11/2023
Company: Elcam Srl

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

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

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

ORSA foam expanded polyurethanes: 200 types of products for every application and need

Research, innovation and high product quality
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 09/05/2019
Company: Orsa Foam

Chemical Resine: the innovative

A new generation system for flexible polyurethane foam
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 05/04/2019
Company: Chemical Resine sas

Breeze expanded polyurethanes by Orsa foam: research, quality and technology

ORSA foam Research & Development Centre expands Breeze family
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 28/03/2019
Company: Orsa Foam

MondoPelma: the evolution of flexible polyurethane foam

An exhibition event to enhance the research and the quality of polyurethanes
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 28/01/2019
Company: Pelma S.p.A.

The new Pelma DryFlex® polyurethane chosen for the Obicà restaurant cushions

An ideal material for furnishing outdoor spaces
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 29/10/2018
Company: Pelma S.p.A.