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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.

Scandola Mobili chooses the new line of Bio paints by Ica

Scandola Mobili has always been attentive to the selection of raw materials and their processing to ensure a high quality product, cared in design, 100% natural and therefore careful to respect the environment and man.

The company of Bosco Chiesanuova (Verona) specializing in fir wood furniture that comes from controlled cultivations, has chosen to use water-based paints, totally non-toxic and also certified for children's toys produced by Ica, partners who develops the search for safe, resistant and completely ecological products. Indeed, recently, the choice of Scandola Mobili has been directed towards the new line of ICA BIO paints, water based, which use raw materials from recycled materials and with production phases of lower environmental impact.

The new Iridea BIO coatings are in fact made with renewable materials deriving from innovative refining processes of “waste“ vegetable substances, not competitive with human nutrition, oriented towards the principles of the circular economy. They are free of harmful emissions for an increasingly natural and eco-friendly product, have hardness, chemical and light resistance, as well as industrial workability, similar to the corresponding ICA products of oil derivation and in some cases even higher. In addition, the mono and two-component bottoms of the Iridea BIO line have a high sanding and resistance to overlapping, allowing its use in high productivity industrial processing cycles.


BIO water-based varnishes with a virtuous production cycle

BIO water-based paints are produced with non-toxic and ecological renewable raw materials (water plus BIO resin), with a very low VOC content (volatile organic compounds) and whose production cycle drastically reduces CO2 emissions.

A thousand kg of Iridea BIO paint for interior furnishings allows you to cut 300 kg of CO2, or the equivalent of carbon dioxide emitted by a car that travels 2521 km. The Arborea BIO varnish for outdoor furnishings can even reduce 530 kg of emissions with the same amount (1000 kg), practically 4454 km covered by a car.

Thanks to the collaboration with the University of Camerino and the La Sapienza University of Rome, tests were performed on the BIO range to evaluate the “biogenicity“ of the material used. These are investigations about the nature of the carbon present in the paints that allow to verify the derivation from fossil sources or from plant biomass. Using the C14 dating technique, it was possible to determine a renewable content ranging from 30% to 40%.

Architect Giulio De Carli joins the Board of Directors of ICA Group

Main objective to support the company's strategy of strengthening the dialogue with end customers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/06/2021
Company: Ica Group

ICA Group: 2019 turnover confirms a more than positive trend

Merit of export, of a profitable internationalisation process and product innovation
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 17/08/2020
Company: Ica Group

Ica Group at Sicam 2019: S-Matt paints, BIO paints and the Performance Lab accredited laboratory

Innovative and environmentally friendly technological solutions for the furniture industry
Category: Paints for furniture
Publication date: 17/11/2019
Company: Ica Group

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

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

Positive results for ICA Group

The turnover is still growing, the export quota increases as well as the employees and the volumes
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/02/2018