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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.

Slido Classic by Häfele

Sliding door systems with a high degree of versatility and customization

Häfele showed at Sicam 2015 two Slido Classic Vorfront fittings: Slido Classic 35 VF S e Slido Classic 50 VF S for sliding doors with a maximum weight of 35 or 50 kg.
These fittings are featured with a high degree of versatility and customization to meet the needs of both the furniture industry and joiners/cabinet makers; both fittings can be equipped with an E-drive mechanism for the automatic opening and internal lighting of the cabinet.
The “Häfele modular system” makes it possible to configure both fittings using different components, from the basic configuration to the maximum configuration: the running tracks of the basic version are made from aluminium and the guide tracks are made from plastic, but this latter element is also available in aluminium. The friction bearing rollers can be replaced with ball bearing rollers, and customers can opt for the quick fixing system with clips rather than screw fixing. The height of the basic version is adjusted using slots, or in a more convenient way using eccentrics. Häfele is therefore providing its customers with a wide variety of different options with which they can generate the sliding door fitting that is the best for their furniture and their production process - creating freedom of choice with regard to quality level, materials and accessories.
At Sicam Häfele also presented the new Smuso soft closing system for the 35, 50, and 70 kg weight classes. It is a new generation of compact fluid dampers. They are powerful and respond extremely quickly. With this, Häfele has succeeded in integrating various weight classes and different dampening travels of 50 and 100 mm in a single housing - a unique development on the market that continues the concept of modularity.  
In addition to scalability, Häfele's development engineers put a great deal of importance on rational production and ease of installation with both Classic models. The modular system is based on a universal drilling pattern: The drilling pattern for the running and guide tracks are identical for both door weights (35 and 50 kg).

Furniture trends 2024: flexible spaces, green materials, sinuous and enveloping shapes, natural colours

The Salone del Mobile.Milano and Fuorisalone will be privileged showcases to confirm the aesthetic and functional orientation of the home of the future
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 26/02/2024

Hettich: new company projects to broaden horizons and strengthen market presence

Solutions in the name of well-being, comfort and ergonomics, but also able to surprise and fascinate
Category: Furniture hardware, Companies: strategies and future
Publication date: 07/02/2024
Company: Hettich Italia

Home Office: Hettich Group's proposals for new lifestyles

Collected in the Home Office Ideas Book ideas and solutions for Home Office projects
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 30/09/2020
Company: Hettich Italia