Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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 the fourth edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai

The fourth edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai attracted to SEC, the Shanghai Exhibition Center, over 20 thousand visitors, selected operators interested in learning the best of Italian production and design.
The Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai is in fact an event increasingly recognized throughout China and therefore is also a fundamental stage for Italian brands looking to the East.
The event presented the proposals of 127 exhibiting companies, including 25 new brands, proposals that demonstrate the level of quality, craftsmanship and technological innovation achieved by Italian companies. These characteristics are in fact appreciated by a new generation of young Chinese under 40, globalized and hyper-digital, which is now the privileged target of the high-end market. A generation in further growth that loves above all Italian design and is looking for unique, “original“ products.

Salone del Mobile.Milan Shanghai: a winning formula

The rich programme of business and high level cultural debates has aroused the interest of many participants: the three Master Classes have been sold out with more than 2000 Chinese. Three big names in international architecture and design such as Rodolfo Dordoni, Patricia Urquiola and Ferruccio Laviani and equally talented Chinese designers, Li Hu, Zhao Yang, Chen Fei Bo, shared their professional and design experiences and took stock of the state of the art in the sector.
The fourth edition of the SaloneSatellite was also held, involving 53 young Chinese designers.
Once again, the organisers were very satisfied. Claudio Luti, President of the Salone del Mobile, explained how China is in a particular historical moment in which it can afford innovation, quality and beauty, elements typical of Italian products. For this reason, Italian entrepreneurs must persevere on the road to meeting and dialogue, focusing on concreteness, constancy and creativity and working as a system between companies in the sector and institutions to expand credibility and achieve positive results.

Italy, the leading furniture supplier on the Chinese market

The export of Italian furniture to China grew by 8.97%, reaching a new peak of 531 million euros in 2018. Despite a drop in Chinese furniture imports from the main exporting countries, this year Chinese customs statistics reveal that Italy is further consolidating its top position among foreign suppliers with an increase of 4.63% in the value of 404 million euros from January to September 2019, while Germany loses 17.13%.
“Siping a glass of Italian wine on an Italian sofa while wearing exclusive fashion accessories is what Chinese Millennials are increasingly aspiring to“: said Gianpaolo Bruno, Director of the Italian Trade Agency Office in Beijing and coordinator of the ITA-ICE offices in the People's Republic of China and Mongolia.
Today China is the second largest non-EU market in the wood-furniture sector after the USA and one of the countries with the highest development potential for the sector. Italian exports have grown steadily and in 2018 registered a +12%.
The Chinese market has enormous potential, as Foreign Undersecretary Oscar Scalfarotto, who was present at the event, declared: “Furniture is one of the most representative sectors of Made in Italy, in which the creativity, professionalism and continuous innovation of our companies contribute to promoting the best of our 'know-how'. Thanks to the action of the Government and the commitment of all the actors of the Country System, we were able to enhance the culture of design and high Italian quality in a complex but stimulating market like China.

Italian Design Day 2020: Drawing the future. Development, innovation, sustainability, beauty.

More than one hundred events around the world including competitions, exhibitions, presentations and virtual interventions by architects and designers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/11/2020

There is no design without Italian design: the video tribute by international designers and architects

Created by Hantang Culture, the video is a great recognition of the value and uniqueness of Italian design products.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/04/2020

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The Federlegno-Arredo manifesto and the appeal of some leading companies in the design sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 14/04/2020

The best of Made in Italy at the Salone Mobile.Milano Shanghai

The event dedicated to design and luxury furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 06/09/2019

Sicam confirms an increasingly crucial event for the global furniture industry

Growing the number of companies visiting the 9th edition of the Pordenone event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 16/10/2017