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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: new digital prints, new decors and innovative products

Schattdecor, a surface specialist and decor developer, recreated a city on its stand at interzum, a megalopolis in which it presented to customers, designers and architects its rich product portfolio that meets the needs of the surfaces of the future with new designs and materials for living, working and living areas.
On 850 square meters and for the first time on two levels, Schattdecor has developed a trend-setting theme such as “urbanization“ and the effects on urban living spaces, through the new large format digital prints such as Himalaya or Pyramide, the large floor surfaces with proven decors such as Neapolis or the new Coastline Oak, used for the staircase in Public Space.


Once again,“ said President Roland Auer, “we were able to pass on our complete product portfolio together with our unmistakable Schattdecor corporate culture. As surface specialists, we presented an unprecedented variety of new products, design trends and innovations at our stand - the Schattdecor City - that are always close to the needs of our customers and that is why they have received overwhelmingly positive feedback.
The stand featured the profile of a megalopolis on the outside facade with a special mix of materials - metal, graffiti, concrete, but also plants and warm tones in the designs. Inside the stand, the Skinny House and the Coliving area showed the new private areas of the future: in the living area, the new Pyramid design attracted attention, combining comfort and modernity, while in the coliving area, the new Grey Caspio decoration was highly appreciated in its supermat finish, resistant and with an anti-fingerprint effect.


Two innovative products: Smartfoil Nature and Smartflex Nature

Schattdecor also presented two innovative products at interzum: Smartfoil Nature and Smartflex Nature.
With Smartfoil Nature, Schattdecor was able to imitate nature so perfectly that the difference between imitation and original was almost imperceptible. By combining perfect print quality with a glossy matte and synchronous decorative structure, a veneer-like or solid wood-like optical effect was created that appears extremely natural and can be applied in various sectors thanks to its anti-fingerprint effect.
The same feedback was given to its counterpart, the innovative product Smartflex Nature, which is proposed as Schattdecor's response to the demand for thermoplastic surfaces in the furniture industry and interior design.  This extremely elastic surface combines the efficiency and low maintenance of a plastic film with a decorative-synchronous appearance and a matte finish similar to real wood. Thanks to its closed and easy to clean surface, Smartflex Nature is particularly suitable for use in kitchens and wet areas. Its flexibility and formability also make the material particularly suitable for wrapping.

Smartfoil Nature and Smartflex Nature decorative surfaces from Schattdecor

A decorative structure with an optical effect similar to veneer or solid wood
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 19/03/2020
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.

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 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.

Ostermann: not just edges, but also a selected range of surfaces

Three trendy surfaces that are easy to work with and versatile in their applications
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 28/09/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Category: Decorative papers and accessories
Publication date: 17/11/2017
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Schattdecor innovation: success for the duplicates of stone digital printed

Four trending areas proposed in Interzum
Category: Decorative papers and accessories
Publication date: 10/07/2017
Company: Schattdecor s.r.l.

Printed decor paper Schattdecor

High quality meets the trend topics
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 16/11/2015