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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.

Positive results for ICA Group

ICA Group, world leader in production and innovation for water-based paints for wood and glass, closes 2017 with very positive results, consolidating and increasing a trend that was already positive.

In fact, the turnover in 2017 goes to 118 million euros, with an increase of 6% compared to 2016. The export share goes from 54% in 2016 to 56% in 2017, while also maintaining solid positions in Italy. Production volumes are increasing, from 25 million kilos in 2016 to 28 million in 2017. Employees also increase: from 550 to 583.

These results confirm the validity of the strategies developed by the Paniccia family, firmly at the head of the company.

“Our strategy? Internationalization, innovation, people. - said President Sandro Paniccia - The challenging and courageous choices taken years ago, together with my brothers Fabio and Piero, are now bringing results and we are very satisfied“.

In fact, ICA Group has decidedly focused on exports and internationalization of the company, investing so much that the export share is now much higher than the national one.

Another fundamental element was investing in innovation: product innovation, innovation in organization and innovation in human resources.

As far as product innovation is concerned, ICA Group can boast a cutting-edge Research & Development centre, made up of over 60 technicians, which has numerous patents and revolutionary products such as organic paints.

The innovation in the organization has seen the implementation of the “Toyota way method” that has allowed constant control and optimization of the system for the management of production, maintenance, safety and quality departments.

Finally, innovation in human resources has been achieved through particularly interesting corporate welfare projects.

Given the results achieved, the Italian company has planned over the three-year period 2018/2020 twenty-seven million euros of investments, divided almost in half between fixed assets (13,900,000) and Research & Development (13,100,000).

Ica Group al Sicam: innovative, sustainable and high-performance coatings

Also presents the new chemical-physical testing laboratory
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 30/09/2019
Company: Ica Group

ICA Group's new lines of eco-friendly, high-performance paints

Innovative X-MATT paint line wins interzum award
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 28/05/2019
Company: Ica Group

Scandola Mobili chooses the new line of Bio paints by Ica

A collaboration to find solutions with zero environmental impact
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 16/07/2018
Company: Ica Group

Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 16/07/2018
Company: Ica Group

The innovative X-MATT paints by ICA Group: anti-scratch, anti-fingerprint and self-repairing

They have been awarded with the Xia-Xylexpo Innovation Awards in the Finishing category
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 12/06/2018
Company: Ica Group

The new BIO water-based wood varnishes Iridea by Ica are protagonists at the Fuorisalone

The “IDEA - The Design Supermarket” exhibition at Superstudio Più
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/04/2018

Iridea BIO: the bio-innovative line of wood varnishes for interiors by ICA Group

Awarded with Interzum Award: “Intelligent material & design” category
Category: Industry news, Paints for furniture
Publication date: 19/06/2017
Company: Ica Group


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Iridea Bio water-based coatings by the ICA Group

High performance standards and total respect for the environment
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