Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Outdoor furniture: the CSIL Report analyzes its market and production in Europe
The European outdoor furniture market, which accounts for around 3% of total furniture consumption in the area, recorded double-digit growth in 2021, well above the average growth of the entire furniture sector. According to CSIL estimates, this market will also evolve positively in 2022 and 2023. Germany, United Kingdom, France and Italy are the main outdoor furniture markets in Europe, with an overall share that exceeds 50% of total consumption.

Imports of outdoor furniture in Europe represent an important share of consumption; this is due to the substantial increase in imports from Asia and Eastern Europe and to the significant policy of outsourcing and relocation by European producers.


Market and production of outdoor furniture in Europe

The European market for outdoor furniture is at the center of the new edition of the CSIL Report 'The European Market for outdoor furniture', available in English.

This research analyzes the market and the production of outdoor furniture in Europe, with forecasts of consumption by 2023, international trade, commercial partners, target segments (contract projects and residential use), product types (upholstered and upholstered lounge chairs, tables and chairs, other outdoor furniture), finishing materials, leading European manufacturers of outdoor furniture and distribution channels, with a focus on 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland) selected on the basis of representativeness in the field of outdoor furniture in Europe.

The Csil Report 'The European Market for outdoor furniture', May 2022, 6th edition, 113 pages, is available in English at the price of Euro 2900.00

Expanded polyurethanes: ORSA foam's RisOrsa® line for more sustainable production

The line is certified by an external laboratory that certifies and guarantees the percentage of vegetable polyols used for each individual type
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 06/03/2024
Company: Orsa Foam

Csil report on the 200 largest furniture companies in the world

The study provides a comparative analysis and detailed profiles of the world's leading furniture manufacturers
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/03/2021

CSIL report: scenarios and forecasts for the furniture sector in Italy in 2021-2023

In 2021 a likely rebound effect should support the growth of economic activity
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 23/12/2020

The Italian kitchen furniture market: a complete picture from the new Csil Report

Data and trends in the production and consumption of kitchen furniture on the national market
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/05/2020

CSIL: Forecast report on the furniture sector in Italy 2020-2022

The forecasts concern both the entire Italian furniture sector and the specific production sectors
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 09/12/2019

CSIL: scenarios and forecasts for the furniture sector in 2019-2021

Positive signals from exports, slowing down the domestic market
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 17/12/2018

CSIL World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2018: the development of global furniture

The data reveal a positive global outlook for the coming years
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 30/05/2018