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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.

Schattdecor Decorative Surfaces: new products and designs at interzum 2023
Schattdecor, the decorative surface specialist, will participate for the 20th time at Interzum fair from 9 to 12 May 2023 in Cologne. For the occasion, the company is expanding its product range 'One Source. Unlimited Solutions' to include new sustainable partnerships, new products and designs, in addition to its established international network and best-sellers.


Fineflex, ecological surface for furniture

In recent years, Schattdecor has invested heavily in the future, working on new products and new partnerships. These partnerships, such as the merger with laminated PET surface specialist Fine Decor or the business cooperation with long-standing partner Hans Schmid Gronau, have enabled the company to expand its offering with new and interesting products for the future.

Fineflex, for example, a material produced together with Fine Decor, a company from East Westphalia, the centre of the German furniture and kitchen industry, is an environmentally friendly surface for furniture that, depending on the finish and colour, is made of up to 80 per cent recycled PET. This sustainable surface, created in Europe and produced in Germany, is part of the Finished Surfaces range and is available with a decorative or solid colour print and now also with a metallic effect.


New designs and new partnerships

Together with its long-standing partner Hans Schmid Gronau, Schattdecor markets two innovative products, MFS-Tec and MFS-Touch.

Roland Auer, CEO of Schattdecor, says that 'to be a protagonist of change and a promising future, you need reliable and visionary partners. It takes courage, innovative strength and a stable and healthy economic base. Thanks to our network of production sites and partners around the world, we are able to offer our customers in the wood and furniture industry, starting with the idea of a product, a complete portfolio of all the elements necessary for its realisation. We stand for quality, variety, tradition, personalised advice. Now and in the future. For this reason, and for our customers all over the world, we wanted to expand our offer by including new designs, products and new forward-looking partnerships."


FREIRAUM, the new trend concept for interzum 2023

FREIRAUM, or free space, is the new leitmotif identified by the Schattdecor trend research for interzum 2023. FREIRAUM understood as a space open to creativity and innovation both intellectually and constructively. At the Schattdecor stand (hall 6 - C20/E29), customers and visitors will be able to see how home environments are increasingly merging into one another, how shapes and colours are becoming more prevalent in interiors, and how any meeting place is now much more welcoming. At the same time, they will see how increased environmental awareness and the quest for a sustainable lifestyle are significantly influencing the design of living spaces themselves.

"If we want to create something new, we have to break out of the old moulds," explains Claudia Küchen, Director of Design and Marketing at Schattdecor, "We have to rethink the concept of progress and innovation and work together. This is also a highly challenging scenario for the furniture industry. In fact, research is working on innovative materials, using new resources and producing a first generation of products that herald long-term solutions.


Vaia, a modern and fluid interpretation of nature

Together with the leitmotif //FREIRAUM//, Schattdecor's key image at interzum 2023 will be the decorative Vaia. Vaia, which means palm leaf in Greek, strongly reflects the new consumer awareness of our entire ecosystem. The large leaves evoke a natural environment in a very evocative way. Its digitally created shapes and gold effect give a modern and fluid interpretation of nature. Vaia is the answer to the search for new design freedom and possibilities.

Pictured is the new Vaia décor.

Schattdecor decorative surfaces: highlight designs and new products presented at Sicam 2022

Flexible solutions and a solid and complete package of offers to respond to an increasingly demanding market
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 02/11/2022
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Schattdecor Decors: the Global Essential collection is online

The ten top designs in line with current trends and responding to today's needs for modern surfaces
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 26/05/2022
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Finished panels, laminates and edges: Espresso 2022, complete and coordinated collection by Cleaf

A stock service always in stock for official Cleaf retailers
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 19/02/2020
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

New Schattdecor Decorations: unconventional solutions for trendy houses

Decorative surfaces with stone designs, graphic structures, reproductions of wood, decorative fabric effect
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 14/11/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Schattdecor decorative surfaces for the private and public spaces of tomorrow

A response to the growing need for comfortable and increasingly livable spaces
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Cleaf presents C-HOUSE: ABS faced panels, laminates and edges

The many applications of furniture and interior cladding surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Schattdecor: new digital prints, new decors and innovative products

At interzum, the proposals reflect Schattdecor's multifaceted product portfolio
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Counterfeiting: new copyright protection in the sector

Copy protection through watermarked information
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 04/06/2019
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

The range of Rauvisio surfaces in Rehau is enriched with new colours

Surfaces that guarantee high resistance to shocks, scratches and UV rays
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 10/12/2018
Company: REHAU SpA

The new Cleaf finishes: evocative tactile and visual sensations

The surfaces collection for furniture and interior design was presented
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.