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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 Of The Year 2022: Very Peri, a beautiful shade of periwinkle blue
Pantone Very Peri has been elected Color Of The Year 2022 by the Pantone Color Institute, international authority in the world of color, which, punctually as every year, indicates the shade that will represent the following year and that will contaminate various sectors including fashion, interior design, industrial design, graphic design.


Very Peri a color that stimulates imagination and creativity

Very Peri is a dynamic shade of periwinkle blue lit by a hint of red that mixes the calm of blue with the intensity and enthusiasm of red, creating a color that stimulates imagination and creativity.

The Color Of The Year 2022 wants to be, according to the Pantone Color Institute, a representation of the global zeitgeist of the moment, of the transition we are experiencing, but also a symbol of rebirth and positivity.  In fact, after going through an intense period of isolation, our lifestyles are changing and our real and digital lives are merging, modifying our daily lives. Digital design extends the limits of reality, opening the door to a dynamic virtual world in which we can explore and create endless color possibilities.

Color as a fundamental form of communication

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute says that "as we move into a world of unprecedented change, the choice of Very Peri is an ambassador for a new perspective and vision of the beloved and cherished family of blues. Embracing the qualities of blues while possessing a purple-red undertone, Very Peri displays a vibrant and joyful attitude, a dynamic presence that encourages imaginative expressiveness and creativity that is capable of daring." And Laurie Pressman, Vice President of Pantone Color Institute, added, "By creating a new color for the first time in Pantone Color of the Year history, we reflect the innovation and global transformation taking place. As society continues to recognize color as a fundamental form of communication and a way of expressing, influencing and creating ideas and emotions, of engagement and connection, the complexity of this new blue hue infused with red-purple highlights the boundless possibilities that lie before us."


Pantone Very Peri in interior design

The new Pantone Color Of The Year also influences design and furnishings: in fact, by blending the continuity of blue with the energy and emotion of red, Pantone Very Peri is an extremely versatile shade. Symbol of a new modernity, Very Peri gives a sense of freshness to interiors also thanks to unusual color combinations. Suitable for a range of different materials, textures and finishes, it gives a special touch of color to a painted wall or a piece of furniture with a strong impact or a furnishing fabric.

Very Peri is offered paired with versatile hues in a series of four palettes, available for designers as inspiration to integrate with projects via the Pantone Connect digital color platform.


Pantone Color of the Year

The selection of the Color of the Year is the result of careful evaluation and trend analysis by the experts at the Pantone Color Institute. For 23 years, the Pantone Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in a variety of industries, including fashion, interior design, industrial design, product packaging and graphic design.

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 2023: Viva Magenta, a bright red shade full of vitality

Inspired by nature and the red of the cochineal, the color is a symbol of pure joy that encourages experimentation and self-expression
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 12/12/2022

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