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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.

Smart Steam ovens by Candy: combination of traditional and steam cooking

Candy's new Smart Steam ovens are the result of the perfect combination of traditional and steamed cooking methods enclosed in a single oven. With a simple gesture, you can add steam to the traditional preparation of dishes, thus maintaining the organoleptic properties of the food and its taste unchanged. Simply pour water into the special cavity of the oven, activate one of the 3 “steam“ functions and press a button to transform the liquid into steam.
It is well known that steam cooking is very healthy and is ideal for cooking vegetables, fish and meat because it enhances their natural qualities. The addition of steam gently cooks the dishes and in the right time leaving them soft inside, intact in shape and taste and ready to be eaten immediately or with a minimum seasoning.
The combination with traditional cooking also helps to keep them crunchy on the outside. The function enhances the preparation of foods that require leavening such as bread, focaccia, brioches and cakes or bain-marie baking such as crème caramel or Catalan cream.
All ovens in the “Smart Steam“ range can count on the functions of the Candy Simply-Fi app that suggests recipes studied by professional chefs.


An easy oven to clean

Candy Smart Steam combi ovens are also extremely easy to clean, thanks to the “Aquactiva“ hydrolytic cleaning system, already effective at 90°. With hydrolysis, residues soften, making cleaning easier. Simply pour 300 ml of distilled water into the cavity of the oven and heat it up for 30 minutes; at the end of the programme, simply rub it with a sponge or cloth to remove dirt residues.
Some models also offer a double cleaning system, pyrolytic and hydrolytic, so you can choose the right programme according to your needs and level of dirt. The pyrolytic system is ideal for deep cleaning the oven without any effort. In this case the temperature reaches 450° and, at the end of the program, it is sufficient to remove the ash generated by the combustion of food residues with a damp cloth. Everything happens in extreme safety, as the oven door is well sealed and remains at room temperature.