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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.

Good news for all companies of the sector that have oriented their own activity toward the research and the development, for all companies that aim to innovation and design, winning factors of the Made in Italy. It has been published on the Official Gazette n. 244/2015 the so-called Decree 'Patent Box' which allows a preferential taxation on the incomes resulting by the works of brilliance, industrial patents and marks, designs as well as of legally protectable processes, formulations and information regarding experiences  acquired in the industrial, commercial or scientific field. The provision  reenters in the strategy debugging from the Table “Finance for the Growth“, to which the structures of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of the economy and the finance participate in. It foresees a deduction from the income equal to 30% in 2015, to 40% in 2016 and to 50% in 2017. It is allowed the option for the preferential taxation system provided that the subjects develop activities of research and development. Facilitation is usable by all companies without limits of turnover, independently by the juridical form, by the economic sector in which they operate and by the adopted accounting system. Companies must have invested on activities aimed to the development, to the maintenance, to the growth of the value of the rights of plant, in order to be able to benefit from the preferential system of taxation. They are to consider  activities of research and development: the investments in basic research and applied for the development of prototypes, products and services; Research and Development of design; software ideation and realization protected by copyright; preventive researches, tests and market research; the deposit, the obtainment, the maintenance and the expiring renewal of the rights IP on these activities, also in relation to the preventive activities for the counterfeit and the activities of presentation, communication and promotion aimed to increase the distinctive character and/or the renewal of the marks. Fiscal facilitation, which can be used for compensation, it is equal to the 25 percent of the incremental expenditure annually sustained in the period 2015-2019 in comparison to the average realized in the three last years. The rate is higher at 50 percent for the expenses concerning employment of qualified staff and for those concerning contracts of research with universities or other equal entities and with innovative start-up. The least investment to access the tax reduction equal to 30 thousand of € while the annual maximum benefit is admitted up to 5 million of € for every subject. For further information you can visit the section website of the Ministry of Economic Development devoted to the “Patent Box“, particularly the following link: https://www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.it/index.php/it/per-i-media/notizie/2033226-patent-box-ecco-il-decreto-attuativo