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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.

Saib: 60 years of activity and consolidated successes

Saib, one of the leading Italian companies producing raw and melamine chipboard for furniture and interior design, celebrates this year 60 years of activity and consolidated successes. An activity based on quality and research carried out by the company managed from the beginning to the same family group and today led by Clara Conti, Giuseppe Conti and Sergio Doriguzzi who alternate, by company statute, in the position of CEO.


A story of sustainability

Founded in 1962 on the initiative of Eva Bosi and Giorgio Rinaldi, since 1994 Saib has started a completely sustainable production process, Rewood, using only wood at the end of its life, reaching today to regenerate about 600,000 tons of wood per year deriving from separate collection. These products are defined RPB, or Regenerated Particle Board, precisely because of the production process based on the regenerative economy that allows to reduce the impact on nature and on the territory.

The production site in Caorso (PC) is at the forefront: a few months ago the new drying and smoke filtering plant was inaugurated to further reduce emissions.

The plant has two continuous production lines of raw panel and four lines of the latest generation of melamine panels for a total production of 2200 m3 per day.

Sustainable production: an economic but also an ethical value

The company constantly invests in technology and research to obtain surfaces with a strong tactile and emotional impact that have obtained many positive appreciations in the high quality product design sector.

Sustainability has always been at the center of Saib's corporate philosophy: in 2021 the company presented the first Sustainability Report prepared on the basis of environmental, social and economic sustainability indicators. Various parameters were analyzed, including the impact of the circular business model developed in over 25 years and the implementation of the production process that avoids the emission of 48,000 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.

These results are fruit of a long and difficult distance that has carried us up to this goal - declares Clara Conti, CEO of Saib - It has been an extremely complex technological challenge. We were pioneers and our path was also characterized by errors and attempts to achieve excellence. Sustainability is for us a serious and complex path that involves all aspects of life on this planet. We are convinced that our responsibility is also to be architects and drivers of change».


Culture, formation and solidarity


Not only attention to the environment, but also to culture and solidarity. In fact, the company promotes art exhibitions, events and editorial products of excellence, with the aim of inspiring reflection on the relationship between mankind, production activities and the environment. In its corporate showroom, Saib hosts and organizes exhibitions and meetings to spread the link between sustainability, ethics and aesthetics through a multidisciplinary approach.

Also involved in training, it supports the SOS-School of Sustainability project, a post-graduate specialization school born in 2015 from an idea of ​​the architect Mario Cucinella, which offers study courses for new professionals in the field of design and sustainable architecture.

There are also many solidarity initiatives such as the sponsorship of the baskin team (inclusive basketball) Vanoli of Cremona and the team of disabled children Dream Team linked to Piacenza Calcio. A way to convey the concepts of inclusiveness, respect, attention and growth through sport.

Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Gekil® antibacterial treatment by Marmo Arredo for sanitised and protected kitchen tops

A high-tech solution that eliminates pathogens from surfaces 24 hours a day
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Antibacterial surfaces: testing and evaluation of effectiveness a current issue addressed by Catas

Antibacterial effects and sanitizing treatments on different types of furniture surfaces
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 07/06/2020

SAIB selected by Intesa Sanpaolo as one of the best companies in the world

Awarded for its economic performance and eco-sustainability
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 27/09/2019

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Ostermann ABS Compact-Style edges with a real wood effect

The edges are already supplied starting from one meter and ready for delivery
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 04/06/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

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

Cleaf presents

The new exhibition concept of CCube
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 20/04/2017
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.