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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.

Rilegno and Federlegno protagonists of the circular wood system

“The circular system of the wood supply chain for a new economy“ is the title of a research carried out by the Politecnico di Milano and presented at the Milan Stock Exchange during the conference “The future, today“ promoted by FederlegnoArredo e Rilegno, the national consortium for the collection, recovery and recycling of wood packaging.
Very interesting results emerged from the research on the supply chain based on the recovery and recycling of post-consumption wood in Italy: an estimated economic impact of about 1.4 billion euros, 6 thousand jobs and a saving in CO2 consumption of almost a million tons.
The Rilegno Consortium is a system based on 400 private collection platforms, spread over the territory, 14 recycling plants, 4,400 municipalities; every year the Consortium recovers and recycles about 2 million tons of wood from packaging and urban waste collection.
Professor Giovanni Azzone, Engineer and Full Professor of Business and Strategic Decisions at the Politecnico di Milano, presenting the research explained how the report has analyzed the different economic actors coordinated by the Consortium Rilegno and the process that led to collect in 2017 over 2.5 million tons of wood. Unlike what happens in other countries, where post-consumption wood is burned to produce energy, in Italy, thanks to the Rilegno Consortium, it is possible to regenerate and then reuse almost 30% of recovered packaging and recycle the rest, allowing you to produce panels for furniture without the need to use other “virgin“ wood.
Positive consequences also in environmental terms with considerable savings in CO2 consumption.
“As demonstrated by the study carried out by the Politecnico di Milano - said the President of Rilegno, Nicola Semeraro - in just over 20 years the system of recovery and recycling of wood has created a “new“ economy that has produced important results both in environmental terms, both for the ability to create development and employment. This system has also created value for the entire wood-furniture supply chain, guaranteeing the furniture industry, through the supply of chipboard panels, an important quantity of material that has made it possible not to “consume“ and import virgin wood“.


The wood-furniture sector and sustainability

The wood-furniture sector has long been very sensitive to issues related to eco-sustainability. Many companies have undertaken two different paths of development with regard to sustainability: the first focuses on design and design betting on products that are increasingly eco-compatible, using recycled materials, recyclable and with the lowest environmental impact. The second concerns companies and production phases: many companies are already eco-sustainable, have improved the quality of work, use renewable energy and dispose of waste in order to recover it.
“The Italian woodworking industry is the best in the world in terms of recycling percentages - explained Emanuele Orsini, president of FederlegnoArredo - over 95% of the wood collected is recycled within the industry: the panels are made almost entirely of recovered wood, a peculiarity that makes the Italian industry unique in the world.
He then pointed out the agreement between FederlegnoArredo and Rilegno to facilitate the collection and recycling of furniture to be disposed of in the public administration. The companies associated with FederlegnoArredo will in fact have the opportunity to entrust this task to Rilegno which, through a subsidiary company registered in the Register of environmental managers, will take back and recycle all this material through the network of platforms that join the Consortium.

Ecological panels by Gruppo Saviola at the Salone del Mobile.Milano: versatile and sustainable

The "Wood You Believe?" installation, created in collaboration with CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and architect Italo Rota, gives strength to the company's circular economy objectives
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 28/04/2023
Company: Gruppo Mauro Saviola

Assopannelli's commitment to defending the Italian production of panels

Poplar-growing represents for Italy the most significant internal source of wood for industry
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 25/10/2019

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018: large number of visitors and growing business

The wood-furniture sector is crucial for the growth of the country
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 23/04/2018

The 2018 Catas Academy program

The new issues addressed by the wood-furniture supply chain
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/02/2018

Italian furnishing industry: 2017 preliminary results

Positive results confirm the recovery of the sector
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 13/02/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/01/2018