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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 materials for a smart city

During Milan Design Week 2017, Material ConneXion® Italy organizes the exhibition event “New materials for a smart city“ within the platform ‘Materials Village’ at Superstudio Più in Via Tortona.
The exhibition, will have the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and aims to offer an articulate overview on the frontier of innovation of enabling technologies for the construction of new smart cities.
The exhibition is divided into four thematic areas, showing useful technologies and materials to improve the functioning of the city and the lives of its inhabitants: from smart materials and solutions for public and domestic environmental comfort or solutions for ICT and information/data exchange in the urban field.
The exhibition integrates: communicative elements (videos, images, key word, descriptive texts...) of important solutions related to smart cities (symbol buildings, emblematic infrastructure, virtuos models, best practices); physical samples of solutions provided by exhibiting companies; gallery of tabulae selected from the Library of innovative and sustainable materials of Material ConneXion® Italia.
Surface-modular display will showcase technologies and materials of the exhibiting companies and sponsors, developing a harmonized and coherent exhibition layout. The exhibition will be integrated with meeting events, discussion and dialogue on various issues about technological materials related to smart cities.
Among the exhibitors selected, also Pelma, the industry leader in the production of flexible foam polyurethane, is at the forefront in producing a wide range of products with different physical and mechanical characteristics and fire behavior, able to meet the different market needs. Pelma was present with two products: DryFlex®, the first flexible hydrophobic polyurethane and Thermofresh®, an innovative material that absorbs heat and maintains constant temperature.