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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.

Pantone color 2023: Viva Magenta, a bright red shade full of vitality
Once again this year the Pantone Color Institute, the US institute specializing in the cataloging of colours, has chosen the color of the year 2023: it is Viva Magenta 18-1750, a shade of red that expresses strength and vibrates with energy and vigour. A color full of vitality that brings with it a new signal of strength and which, as always, will influence fashion, beauty, art and design for the next twelve months.


Inspired by nature

Viva Magenta is inspired by nature and in particular by the red of the cochineal, one of the oldest and most precious natural dyes with strong and brilliant characteristics.

"In this era where technology prevails, we try to draw inspiration from nature and what is real", explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute - "Rooted in the primordial, Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta reconnects us to the original matter . Invoking the forces of nature, it galvanizes our spirit, helping us build our inner strength."

Expression of pure joy

Powerful and inspiring, the color Viva Magenta is a symbol of pure joy that encourages experimentation and self-expression.

Taking advantage of the experimental spirit of Viva Magenta, Pantone explores the dynamic between Artificial Intelligence and human creativity to create 'The Magentaverse' (#magentaverse will become the most followed hashtag on social media). A new color for everyone, a shade that represents optimism, resilience, thinking outside the box and "that encourages us to explore revolutionary possibilities, even with Artificial Intelligence", as the team of experts of the Pantone Color Institute states.


Balance between hot and fresh

A nuanced crimson red tone that strikes a balance between warm and fresh, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta will inspire fashion, beauty and design trends for the next twelve months.

In the furnishing sector, many companies already present their proposals by exploiting all the power of the color of the year, a shade which enhances the formal characteristics of a piece of furniture or upholstered furniture or which can be applied to objects or lighting to give a touch of color in the home.

Ultra-compact Dekton® Ukiyo surface by Cosentino: inspired by Japanese design and culture

Created by Claudia Afshar, the new collection is designed for vertical cladding applications
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 22/01/2024
Company: Cosentino Group

Alpi woods: Arcobaleno and Raggiosole reinterpret the wooden material in the name of color and graphics

From Vittorio Alpi's meeting with German designer Konstantin Grcic comes a project on the theme of color, a cornerstone of Alpi's corporate culture
Category: Multilaminar veneers
Publication date: 08/05/2023
Company: Alpi SpA

Pantone Color Of The Year 2022: Very Peri, a beautiful shade of periwinkle blue

A shade of blue tending to purple and with a hint of red that stimulates imagination and creativity
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/12/2021

Ostermann ABS edging also available in Pantone 2021 colours

A sober grey and a bright sunny yellow are the trendy colours of 2021 chosen by the Pantone Color Institute
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Pantone colours 2021: vibrant yellow and neutral grey, a combination of strength and positivity

Elected Color of the Year, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are the two shades that will influence interior design and fashion in 2021
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/12/2020

Classic Blue has been chosen as Pantone Color of the Year 2020

An elegant and deep color that goes well with the world of furniture and design.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/12/2019

Living coral will be the pantone color of 2019

Vivid and captivating, living coral infuses energy and optimism
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 28/12/2018

Ultra Violet is the trend colour 2018 and Ostermann has the equivalent edge

The company offers ABS edges in over 70 different shades of purple
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl