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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.

Salone del Mobile.Milano: previews of the 2024 edition

The Salone del Mobile.Milano, which will take place at Rho Fiera from 16 to 21 April 2024, once again proves to be in the vanguard, aware that it must evolve in order to maintain its role as the leading event for the furnishing and design sector at an international level. 

It has in fact decided to broaden its field of action, confirming a collaboration with the Department and School of Design of the Milan Polytechnic to analyse the cultural-socio-economic nature of the Salone del Mobile/Milano Design Week ecosystem in a scientific, authoritative and super partes manner.


A permanent observatory at the service of the city 

The common objective of the Salone del Mobile.Milano and the Milan Polytechnic's Department and School of Design is the definition of a permanent observatory that will develop a system for surveying, observing and interpreting what happens in the city during those days and will promote actions to guarantee greater sustainability, inclusion and circularity of the kermesse as a whole. Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, explains: 'The Salone has always inhabited Milan and was the spark that ignited the many independent initiatives that animate that week. We believe that it is essential to liaise with the institutions, stakeholders and all the other players on stage during those days, in order to be able to play that social and institutional role in the best possible way, which will enable the Show to generate further positive value for the benefit of the city and the community".

Maria Porro, President of Salone del Mobile.Milano


Anticipations for the next edition 

Following the success of last year's new Euroluce design (87% of visitors defined that experience as memorable), the re-design of edition number 62, which started by listening to visitors, exhibiting companies and stakeholders and supported by neuroscience, will concern all the pavilions. 

With this in mind, the routes of EuroCucina will be redesigned, with FTK - Technology For the Kitchen integrated into its spaces, and the International Bathroom Exhibition - pavilions adjacent and connected for the first time, with an optimisation of time and space that will further simplify the visit, making it richer and more efficient, offering equal accessibility and visibility to all exhibitors.


Two large installations 

There will be two major installations: one, in the spaces of the International Bathroom Exhibition, will create a scenographic stage where data, research and innovations related to the challenges of safeguarding the planet and its resources will converge; the other, in the Furniture pavilions, will represent a staging of spaces and furnishings according to the extraordinary vision of an internationally renowned director. Finally, at EuroCucina, there will be many appointments and experiences related to Food Design. 

The SaloneSatellite, founded and curated by Marva Griffin Wilshire, will celebrate its first 25 years with a special edition at the fair, located in pavilions 5 and 7, and a major exhibition in the city at the Triennale Milano, from 16 to 28 April 2024, which will tell the story of the event's universe and protagonists.


The communication campaign

The new communication campaign studied and realised by Publicis Groupe 

Innovative and contemporary, the new communication campaign of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is studied and realised by Publicis Groupe. "Where Design Evolves" is the body copy that encapsulates the essence of the Exhibition, transcending the idea that it is a mere destination and highlighting how, on the contrary, it is the stage on which design happens, evolves and defines the future. For the key visual, the agency chose to use generative Artificial Intelligence to understand, analyse and visualise the stories, relationships and emotions that the Salone brings out throughout the year.

Salone del Mobile.Milano: evolution and innovation for a new vision of the future

An edition rich in attendance and projects: 172,500 square metres of net exhibition area and almost 1,900 exhibitors with 30% foreign companies
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 14/02/2024

Vefer flexible polyurethane foams at interzum 2023: broad acceptance from international markets

New-generation products and eco-friendly materials attracted keen interest from numerous visitors
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 12/06/2023
Company: Vefer SpA

Let's Design Contest: the Cosentino Group launches the second edition

The ideas competition, aimed at interior designers and architects, features the new 2023 collection of ultra-compact Dekton® Pietra Kode slabs
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 20/03/2023
Company: Cosentino Group

Fuorisalone 2022 returns in presence with a rich calendar of events and many news

The event celebrates the future of creativity, innovation and sustainability
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 09/05/2022

Polyurethane raw materials: Aipef and Europur's analysis of the current market situation

The increase in the prices of raw materials and energy costs worries the sector
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam, Economy and marketing
Publication date: 06/05/2022
Company: Aipef

The economics of design in Italy in the Symbola Foundation Report

The value of design for the competitiveness of the national production system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/04/2022

Assopiuma: the value of tailoring

The associated companies are distinguished by innovative technology and a strong craftsmanship vocation
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 19/04/2022

Assopiuma: certification of biodegradable feathers/downs

The certification of conformity issued by the specialized analysis laboratory Hohenstein
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 10/01/2022

Let's Design ideas contest: Cosentino launches a new contest for designers and interior architects

The focus of the contest is to design a furnishing accessory using the ultra-compact surface Dekton®
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Industry news
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Company: Cosentino Group