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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.

Sustainability and ecological transition: the themes at the center of the Salone del Mobile.Milano
If over the years the keywords of the Salone del Mobile.Milano were quality, innovation and beauty, now the fundamental themes of sustainability and ecological transition have been added to these.

The Salone celebrated its 60th edition by focusing on the commitment and attention of the sector towards circularity and environmental impact, aware that the beauty it produces every year must be in harmony with the planet, and, therefore, ethical and sustainable. 


Green guidelines for exhibitors

The Salone del Mobile wanted to reaffirm its commitment to sustainable development, both environmental and social, of the entire furniture system. First of all, it has identified partners and suppliers of recycled and recyclable or reusable materials for the construction of the common parts, compensating, or rather, regenerating the resources used.

He then suggested that exhibitors follow green guidelines for the construction of the event: prefer the use of plastic free materials, reusable (such as wood or 100% reusable plastic), recovery (upcycling)FSC and PEFC certified. Consider the logistical sustainability of the sources of supply of materials, adopt environmentally safe products and equipment in the realization of the fittings and avoid wasting materials, electricity and water.

Make the concepts of "adaptability" and "disassembly for reuse" key principles in the choice of the components that make up the project, already knowing where and how they can be reused or disposed of and highlight, in institutional communication, the corporate commitment for sustainability.


“Design with Nature”: how to systematize circularity

The themes of the circular economy, reuse and ecological transition were above all at the center of the exhibition-installation "Design with Nature", curated by architect Mario Cucinella and housed in pavilion 15 of S.Project.

In the intention of the Salone, "Design with Nature" was intended to be the concrete demonstration of how circularity can be put into a system: the exhibition argues that eco alternatives already exist, produced on an industrial scale, used in the furniture system and in the sector of 'building.

The exhibition has collected and explained them, whether they are microfibre coverings or salmon and sardine scales; of acoustic panels in fungal mycelium and waste fabric or cellulose fiber; of recycled plastic or regenerated polyurethane.

It was thus possible to understand how plant and animal waste and those generated by human beings are, already today, transformed into "other", into new raw materials that give a second and third life to the material generated, demonstrating that it is possible to imagine a another way to build and make products in complicity with nature, without continuing to consume raw materials, but activating virtuous ecological paths.

UN Global Compact for a “healthy” and responsible society

The Salone del Mobile.Milano finally announced its adhesion to the United Nations Global Compact, the most important global initiative for corporate sustainability, which brings together over 15,000 companies from more than 160 countries around the world. The UN Global Compact is a real appeal to companies all over the world to support, apply and promote the values ​​of sustainability in the long term. Maria Porro, President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, explained this initiative as follows: "We have started the procedures to become part of the UN Global Compact because we believe that the actions of every company, organization or federation must be guided by a deep sense of responsibility: the future of our planet and of the new generations is in our hands. We need to change the mental paradigm, share knowledge, continue studying and developing innovative solutions, aware that what we do today will determine the future of our children. The ten principles of the UNGC promote the protection of human rights, the promotion of a more responsible approach to the environment and the fight against corruption in all its forms. The furniture and design system is also being asked to be part of a transformative change, necessary to break down or at least reduce the environmental and social impacts of current industrial development. Aware that we are all part of the ecosystem, we are honored to take this path together with many other players. This is the only way that the Salone del Mobile.Milano will truly be the stage for the progress made to date and the first trade fair in the world in the sector to become sustainable and virtuous ”.

The Salone del Mobile.Milano is back: a restart that looks to the future

From 7 to 12 June at Rho Fiera, the Salone, in its most complete form, reaffirms the value of meeting, confrontation and dialogue
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 07/06/2022

Circular economy: EU proposals on the theme of circularity and eco-design

Sustainable Products Initiative published as part of the Circular Economy package
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/04/2022

Salone del Mobile.Milano: sustainability at the center of the 60th edition

From 7 to 12 June, at Fiera Milano Rho, the event is back in attendance with over 2,000 exhibitors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 17/03/2022

FederlegnoArredo: new professionals for the digital and green transition

A European project indicates which are the most requested and how they should be formed
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 07/03/2022

The Salone del Mobile in Milan postponed to June

The 60th edition of the show will take place from June 7 to 12 and will favor a strong presence of foreign exhibitors and operators
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2022

Sustainability: from FederlegnoArredo a decalogue to win the green challenge

Italian wood-furniture in the ecological transition: this is the theme of the survey presented at the annual meeting of the Federation
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/11/2021

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019

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

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018