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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.

Success for interzum 2019 with 74,000 visitors from all over the world

Interzum 2019, which took place from 21 to 24 May, is once again confirmed as the world's leading trade fair for the entire sector of subcontracting for the furniture industry and interior design.
In fact, 74,000 visitors arrived in Cologne, 75 per cent of them from across the border, thus setting a record not only for quantity, but also for internationality.
1,805 exhibitors from 60 countries on 190,000 square meters of exhibition space compared to 1,732 from 59 countries for the 2017 edition and 28 percent more than the 2015 edition.


Absolute record for Italian participation

The presence of Italian exhibitors was excellent: 330 exhibitors occupied 22,176 square metres, almost the same area as the 356 German companies that occupied 26,378 square metres.
Thomas Rosolia, managing director of Koelnmesse Italy, said he was extremely satisfied and said: “We are talking about the absolute record for Italian participation. A result that did not surprise us, because it comes from the continuous and intense relationship of authentic partnership that we have with Italian companies for all our fairs. Undoubtedly Interzum is one of our flagships and to receive such a consensus is certainly a reason for pride, especially if we think that we have reserved about two thousand square meters more than in 2017, twice as much as we had done in 2007, just twelve years ago ...“.
Satisfied also for the result of the four collective exhibitions, organized by Koelnmesse Italia in the segments “Function & Components“, in pavilions 5.1 and 8, and “Materials & Nature“, in pavilions 6 and 10.2, which have grown significantly in recent years and are always very appreciated by those who participate.
In the ranking of exhibiting countries in third place, well separated from Italy, there is Turkey with 8,263 square meters of exhibition space occupied by 164 companies.
In terms of visitors, there was a strong growth (more than 22 per cent) in arrivals from Asia and China in particular, from where 48 per cent more visitors came to Cologne than in the previous edition. Visitors also increased from Central and South America (+24%), Eastern Europe (+21%) and North America (+7%).


Interzum privileged stage for innovations

As always, the level of the stands of the exhibiting companies is very high, aware of the important stage offered by interzum to present not only new products, innovative proposals and effective solutions, but also to make known the trends, trends and paths that furniture will have to follow in the future.
Also for this reason the event attracts an increasing number of architects, interior designers, designers who know they can find not only solutions, but also stimuli, ideas, provocations.
In fact, many stimuli have been found in the numerous thematic areas that will once again be present at interzum this year: from current topics such as digitization and sustainability to the now well-known “Piazzas“, true and proper thematic hubs that allow specific themes such as “Mobile Spaces“ to be explored in greater depth (pavilion 10.1), “Surfaces & Wood Design“ (pavilion 6), “Disruptive Materials“ (pavilion 4.2), “Digitalisation“ (pavilion 3.2), “Digital Printing“ (again in pavilion 3.2) and “Tiny Spaces“, in the spaces of the Boulevard Nord.
Interzum is once again an essential appointment for the international market, an event that is growing and that could grow even more if there were more space available, especially for certain pavilions. Koelnmesse's top management are addressing these requests with the desire to propose new solutions, perhaps already at the next edition of interzum to be held from 4 to 7 May 2021.


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At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Applications for the interzum award are open: intelligent material & design 2019

The competition is reserved exclusively for 2018 interzum exhibitors
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Innovation and technological development of materials and products at Interzum 2019

Further growth in the number of exhibitors suggests a record edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 12/12/2018

Cinelli Piume e Piumini: quality padding solutions for sofas

The company, ever greener, gets a new certification
Category: Feather Padding
Publication date: 30/07/2018
Company: Cinelli Piume e Piumini Srl

The installation of Poliuretano-è at FuoriSalone Milano 2018

Exploring the qualities of polyurethane in the world of design
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 24/04/2018

The new BIO water-based wood varnishes Iridea by Ica are protagonists at the Fuorisalone

The “IDEA - The Design Supermarket” exhibition at Superstudio Più
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/04/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017

‏FIMA Carlo Frattini presents the new galvanic zero-impact system

‏Environmental sustainability, quality and design characterise the company's products
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 18/10/2017
Company: FIMA Carlo Frattini S.P.A

Elcam proposes Solotex©: an elastic stuffing with high performances

An innovative, elastic, ventilated, flexible and soft product
Category: Padding materials , Transformers for padding materials
Publication date: 16/06/2017
Company: Elcam Srl