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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.

Ostermann Moss Surfaces: Nature in the Spotlight

Natural and sustainable surfaces are a very current trend, and for this reason Ostermann, a company that is always attentive to furnishing trends, has included the natural surface 'Moss' in its assortment. Moss is a unique natural product; in forests it stores and filters water and is an essential part of an intact ecosystem. Its intense colour, appearance and softness of touch make this material interesting for interior design, shopfitting and commercial premises.


Natural surface in three shades of green 

To enable craftsmen to use moss in private or commercial furniture, Ostermann has decided to add the new natural surface 'Moss' to its range. The natural material is available in three different shades of green and is attached to a flexible 580x380 mm panel. These innovative moss panels possess special natural properties, are sound-absorbent by up to 60 per cent and regulate room humidity. They can be easily attached to furniture, walls or ceilings and, thanks to their flexibility, can also be used in shop and exhibition design. On request, the company can also send original samples.


100% natural moss

The moss used for these panels is harvested using gentle methods, with full respect for the environment and sustainability. The product retains a beautiful and intense colour thanks to its finishing with UV-resistant cosmetic dyes. The entire process from harvesting through treatment to the finished product is carried out completely by hand. The moss thus prepared and applied to the flexible substrate requires no water and no further maintenance. It is therefore hygienic and antibacterial and can also be used in the catering industry. To prevent the moss from drying out, the ambient humidity should be between 40 and 70%.


Easy to process panels 

The flexible moss-covered panels are supplied by Ostermann reliably and quickly, individually packed in cartons. They are easy to work: they can be cut with scissors or a box cutter and optionally secured with staples or screws. The surface area of the moss can be extended as desired by joining several panels. The combination of different colours on one object offers further creative possibilities. 

The cutter for cutting the moss panels and the corresponding replacement blades can also be ordered directly from Ostermann. The cutter with locking button is equipped with a particularly sharp and stable blade made exclusively of SK-120 premium steel. A unique multi-stage sharpening technique is used for production.

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