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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.

Porro joins the 'Adopt a School' project promoted by Fondazione Altagamma

Training in the wood-furniture sector plays an increasingly important role, and many companies today train but above all search for manufacturing talent, young boys and girls who have a desire to learn that "know-how" that characterizes us and for which we are known and appreciated all over the world.

Porro, the renowned Made in Italy design furniture company, which has always been committed to training in the wood-furniture sector, joins "Adopt a school," the project promoted by Fondazione Altagamma in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit, now in its third edition and aimed at building a virtuous relationship between technical-professional schools and Italian luxury companies. Translated with DeepL.com (free version)


The "Adopt a School" project.

Associated with Altagamma since 2017 with the aim of preserving and promoting its cultural heritage, Porro embraces this initiative, renewed in the memorandum of understanding signed on January 23 in Rome by Minister Giuseppe Valditara and Altagamma President Matteo Lunelli, which has obtained the patronage of the European Commission, and which falls, for the school year 2023/24, within the activities of the European Year of Skills (EYS), promoted by the same Commission.

Porro is one of the nine new Altagamma companies involved in this third edition of "Adopt a School," joining the 22 already active in the project for a total of 31 companies and 37 "adopted" schools in 11 Italian regions, for a total - over the three years - of more than 120 activated classes and more than 2,500 students.


Preserving local traditions and "know-how"

With cutting-edge industrial production and a strong international vocation, Porro has always maintained a deep connection with the Brianza area in which it operates. The company's focus on sustainable design also includes social commitment, which is reflected in its search for local labor and its collaborative relationship with neighboring schools to preserve the traditions and "savoir faire" of the area.

For this reason, Porro has activated an agreement for the years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 with the Enaip Training Center in Cantù to implement professionalizing training courses. The training module offers students the opportunity to learn in a real situation a complete and complex production cycle, to acquire knowledge about the materials used, production line, characteristics of departments, construction types up to the final product and its presentation in the showroom, with both cognitive and theoretical and practical moments.

Design Economy 2024: the value of design for the competitiveness of the national production system

Numbers and trends of Italian design and its role in economic, social and environmental transition
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 09/04/2024

Catas: excellent results in 2023 and major projects for 2024

Catas continues on its successful path, says President Lucia Cristina Piu commenting on the 2023 results
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2024

Antibacterial surfaces: Catas obtains ISO 22196: 2011 accreditation

The laboratory also launches the CQA Antibacterial Coating to certify interior painting cycles
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 27/06/2022

Designing sustainability: the future of Italian furniture according to FSC Italia

FSC certification is a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood and a communication topic for companies in the sector.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/10/2020

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The Federlegno-Arredo manifesto and the appeal of some leading companies in the design sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/04/2020

Catas Academy: the calendar of courses and seminars 2020 has been defined.

Address topical issues of great interest to the wood-furniture sector
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 03/01/2020