Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

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

The results of the 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano were already perceptible from the early days, and are very positive both for visitors' attendance and for the quality of commercial relations.
At the end of the 6 days there were indeed 434,509 operators from 188 countries, with an increase of 17% compared to the 2016 edition, which proposed the same biennials dedicated to the kitchen and bathroom, and 26% compared to that of 2017.
The numbers confirm once again the attractiveness of the show and demonstrate the ability of the companies present to team up and show all their production excellence.
“We are very proud of the success of the event and the quality of the operators who came to this edition who have confirmed to us that the Salone del Mobile is the reference point of the whole world. A unique moment in which business and culture become a virtuous model of an Italy that works, where the industrial system and institutions proceed at a synchronous pace in the name of a common end“, said the president of the Salone del Mobile Claudio Luti.


The best of creativity and innovation

At the show we could see the best of creativity, innovation, technology and craftsmanship inside stands with evocative settings and strong evocative power. The importance of the Salone del Mobile and the furnishing sector has also been recognized by the presence of the highest governmental and institutional authorities, which bear witness to the importance of the Salone as one of the engines of the Italian economy.
The president of FederlegnoArredo and Federlegno Arredo Eventi Emanuele Orsini has in fact underlined how “all the political forces encountered in recent days have confirmed closeness to a sector, that of the wood-furniture supply chain, crucial for the country's growth, and have stressed the need to put in place organic and effective industrial policies that cannot be renounced for a pillar of Made in Italy that alone is worth 5% of GDP. The hope is that the success of the Salone del Mobile will give further impetus to the growth of our companies, which are ready to face the challenges of the markets with renewed vigour“.
1,841 exhibitors, of which 27% from 33 countries, divided between Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition, and 650 under 35 designers at SaloneSatellite, three of which are been awarded the SaloneSatellite Award.
Great success also for the “Living Nature. La natura dell’abitare”, developed together with the international design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), which will remain open until April 25, in Piazza del Duomo, in front of Palazzo Reale as the ideal continuation of the Salone in the city: a laboratory unique in its kind, combining design, engineering and botany and which has averaged over 2,000 visitors per day. At the end of the exhibition-installation, the Salone del Mobile.Milano will donate to the City of Milan all the green of the four seasons: twenty-three species of tall trees - from the Himalayan birch to the Japanese flowering apple to the black alder and the parishia - up to the vegetable compositions with typical plants and flora.
The next Salone del Mobile will take place in Milan from 9 to 14 April 2019.

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