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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.

Superdesign Show: all the news at Superstudio Più during the Milan Design Week
Inspiration Innovation Imagination: this is the theme of this year's Superdesign Show, Superstudio's annual event for Milan Design Week, which aims to question the future of design and its very representation. At Superstudio Più, the historic venue of the Fuorisalone in the Tortona District, from 18 to 23 April, a number of interesting installations will be staged, which on the one hand inform us about the novelties of selected international production, and on the other anticipate questions and answers about the functions of the world to come.

The most topical themes of design and creativity will be addressed in the different sections of the Superdesign Show; Gisella Borioli, Director of the event, and art director Giulio Cappellini illustrated them during the press conference held on 16 March in Via Tortona.

Today is already tomorrow

Learning how to make sustainable choices with the support of products from the well-assimilated circuit of the circular economy. This is the scenario proposed by Materially, which once again this year deepens its research into eco-sustainable and recycled materials, and this time does so by evoking the concept of wonder in a magical and interactive installation.

We then enter the smart home thanks to the large interactive space dedicated to Samsung appliances with sustainability zones and much more. With the Lexus Electrified Sport coupé, we get used to the car of the future, which is naturally electric, does not pollute, does not make noise, drives autonomously, avoids obstacles, warns of dangers, offers safety and is constantly connected. Also on show are prototypes created by the winners of the Lexus Design Award 2023.

Reflecting on the environment and understanding that being eco-friendly is a cultural fact that we have to assimilate from an early age: Massimiliano Mandarini and Creative Italy Lab suggest this by rethinking working and living environments under the banner of inclusiveness and sustainability.

Becoming familiar with digital platforms, virtual experiences, the unreality that becomes real is the other major challenge proposed in an immaterial journey by Istituto Marangoni - School of Design.


Strange but beautiful

This section aims to capture the aesthetic change of objects and furniture in the name of total freedom, individualism and eclecticism.

For the Unexpected Objects, the common thread is surprise, innovation and non-banality in the projects of designers who have worked together with artists. Examples are the ceramics of Pollini Home, the screens of Botto Design Italia by Sebastiano Bottos, the porcelain of the 'Iconoclastic' project by Daamstudio and the techno-creatives of Unuslab and Fluente with their handmade and 3D ceramic work.

And again, the sensory stories of Poliuretano è with 'Inside Matter': seats, acoustic walls and furnishing accessories made of expanded polyurethanes that enhance the comfort of domestic environments. There are also numerous new ideas on the use of materials: from the carbon filaments used by Karbony, a young start-up, to create small architectures to the new type of polyurethane foam presented by Pelma which, thanks to a circular production process, is totally sustainable and regenerative. Also in this section are the 350 coloured magnetic cubes with coating produced by Abet Laminati from Paul Kelley's 'Re-make, Re-model, Re-imagine' project.

Starring young talent and art installations

The 'Stars of Today and Tomorrow' section tells us about next-generation design where the authors are rising talents to watch out for. Interaction with art also has an important place this year and gives the third word 'Imagination' its fullest sense thanks to the exhibitions and installations in the 'Under the Sign of Art' section. "Asian R-evolution", the section that has been reserved for significant Asian presences for years, impresses with a collection of concrete proposals that inserts tradition into modernity and allows us to remain in constant connection with what is happening on the other side of the globe. Lastly, there is the 'Other Horizons' section where we can experiment, discuss, meet and debate precisely on the keywords Inspiration Innovation Imagination.

Sustainable polyurethane RisOrsa by Orsa foam: environmental protection and certified comfort

Six types of eco-friendly polyurethane padding suitable for both the core and for the top and pillow
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 14/11/2022
Company: Orsa Foam

RisOrsa: Orsa foam's sustainable polyurethane for environmental protection

A complete range consisting of six types suitable for both the core, the top and the pillow for a completely green rest
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Company: Orsa Foam

Poliuretano è: waste takes on a new life at the WastEnders exhibition

At SuperStudio Più, in collaboration with Materially, many products made from recycled polyurethane are on show
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 06/09/2021

Materially presents Materials Village at Milano Design Week 2021

Innovative materials, technologies, production processes and sustainability for everyday life
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 20/08/2021

FENIX NTA™, NanoTech Alloy, a groundbreaking material by Arpa Industriale

A metallic surface created for interior design applications
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Company: Busnelli International


Innovative materials for interior design
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