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

Like every year, the Pantone Color Institute elects the Pantone Color of the Year, the colour that will be the protagonist in 2021 and that will chromatically inspire the world of fashion, interior design, industrial design and graphic design.
This year Pantone has decreed that not one colour will lead the trends but two: Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating, the union between a vibrant yellow and a matte gray designed to instill strength and positivity.


Pantone 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are two independent colours designed to show that different elements come together to support each other.
Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright, cheerful yellow that glows with vibrancy, a warm, sunny hue connected to the need to think, especially in these difficult times, that things will shine again.
Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray, on the other hand, is a neutral and elegant shade of grey that calls to mind strong and durable elements: the colour of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose aged appearance highlights their ability to withstand the passage of time. Ultimate Gray reassures with discretion, instilling feelings of firmness and resilience.
At a time when people are trying to find the energy, clarity and hope to get through this long period of uncertainty, shades that instil grit and courage respond to our need for vitality.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains the choice of the two colours as follows: “The mix between a long-lasting Ultimate Gray and the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by great fortitude. Concrete and solid, but at the same time warm and optimistic, this colour combination gives us a sense of resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; it's something essential to the human mind“.


Pantone 2021 colours in interior design

Combining strength and optimism, the experts at the Pantone Color Institute recommend not using the Ultimate Gray and Illuminating shades in the same proportions. Each colour can overpower the other, especially in areas such as clothing, beauty products, interior design or packaging.
Elegant and understated in the first case, energising and vital in the second, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are two colours that we will see in both fashion and interior design throughout 2021. In interior decoration, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are a great combination to create a sunny and positive atmosphere in the home.  Perfect in an office or commercial space, this combination of Ultimate Gray, a reassuring grey, and Illuminating, a bright yellow that enhances awareness, creates a message of vitality, originality and reliability. The combination of Illuminating and Ultimate Gray is sure to be found in sofas, armchairs, chairs, tablecloths, bed linen and home accessories.


The Pantone Color of the Year

As a result of careful evaluation and trend analysis, the Pantone Colour of the Year has been influencing product development and purchasing decisions in a wide range of sectors for more than 20 years.  Experts at the Pantone Color Institute examine influences and trends from around the world: these can come from new technologies, materials, textures and effects that impact colour, from leading social media platforms and even from events that capture international attention.

Solid Surface HIMACS: a new colour palette with trendy shades

Colours to meet any design requirement whether for bathroom countertops, kitchen worktops or hospitality solutions
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 22/03/2024
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

Pantone colour 2024: Peach Fuzz, a delicate peach shade

Midway between pink and orange, it is a refined and elegant shade that enriches the soul, body and mind
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 11/12/2023

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

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

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