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.

Sustainability: Fenix ​​is ​​now carbon neutral

Fenix®, the innovative materials for interior design created by Arpa Industriale, from 1 December 2021 are carbon neutral thanks to a process of product development and optimization and the implementation of a long-term sustainability strategy.

"Sustainability - stated Stefano Mion, CEO of Arpa Industriale - does not only concern corporate social responsibility, but is an integral part of our general corporate strategy. It is an essential component of the innovation and development process of our materials for surfaces. "


What does it mean to be "carbon neutral"

Being carbon neutral means that, based on the total amount of square meters sold monthly, Fenix® will contribute to the reduction of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere through carbon offsetting projects.

To achieve carbon neutrality, all carbon emissions released into the atmosphere during the life cycle of Fenix® materials were quantified: from the extraction and transport of raw materials to production and disposal. Fenix's carbon footprint is certified by an independent third party body.


The road to carbon neutrality

Arpa Industriale first of all replaced the processes with greater impact and improved the efficiency of products and processes. It then focused on the durability of Fenix® and its composition: starting from the sustainable concept of "doing more with less", the company has studied how to use fewer resources while maintaining the high quality of its products. Finally, only the emissions that are difficult to abate, generated during the entire life cycle of Fenix, are compensated for.

The carbon dioxide capture projects selected concern waste-to-energy plants where methane gas released from landfills is used to generate electricity.


A long-term sustainability strategy

This reduction of the carbon footprint of Fenix® and the consequent achievement of carbon neutrality are key elements of Arpa's sustainability policy.

“We are convinced that improving our environmental footprint is not only the right thing to do, but that it is also an essential step for the continuity of the brand,” concluded Mion.

Design Economy 2024: the value of design for the competitiveness of the national production system

Numbers and trends of Italian design and its role in economic, social and environmental transition
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 09/04/2024

Innovative materials for interior design at the center of two FENIX installations

In addition to FENIX and Homapal, also presented X-KIN, the innovative wall covering
Category: Technological Materials
Publication date: 30/06/2022
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

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

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

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

Interzum 2017 achieves record results

The Cologne fair saw a 19% increase in visitors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/05/2017
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH


Innovative materials for interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
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