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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 for Hettich is "acting today thinking about tomorrow"
For more than 30 years, Hettich has been committed to a sustainable future. Indeed, sustainability principles have been an integral part of the company philosophy since the early 1990s, consistently applied at various levels. Today, even more companies in the Hettich Group take responsibility for preserving the environment and protecting the health of their employees through social commitment on many fronts and constant investment in environmentally friendly and resource-conserving technologies. Hettich believes that acting socially and environmentally in compliance with the law does not hinder, but rather promotes and ensures a company's economic success.

In the flyer "Act today thinking about tomorrow" Hettich illustrates the many activities implemented so far and indicates the ambitious goals for an increasingly green future.


Certified environmental management

Hettich continuously improves its environmental performance by participating in EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) the world's strictest European environmental management system. Six of Hettich's European sites have already achieved EMAS certification; they undergo annual audits that require evidence of continuous improvement and full compliance.

As far as electricity is concerned, from 2021 all German production plants will obtain 100 per cent green electricity from renewable sources. Hettich is also relying on solar energy through the constant expansion of its photovoltaic systems. The Group wants to achieve climate neutrality at locations worldwide by 2030. Between 2016 and 2021, the company was able to reduce specific CO₂ emissions at its production sites around the world by 60 per cent, while absolute CO₂ emissions fell by 40 per cent.


Sustainable building projects

Sustainable building projects are an integral part of ecological responsibility, which is why the company pursues important goals both in new Hettich buildings and at the Kirchlengern and Bünde sites. This commitment is evidenced by the awards received for energy-efficient architecture and sustainable buildings such as the Green Building Award, the Best Practice Energieeffizienz, the Holzbaupreis NRW or the Sustainable Industrial and Commercial Building Award.

The C3 production plant, currently under construction in Kirchlengern, will have an annual primary energy requirement of less than 84 per cent according to the requirements of the German Energy Conservation in Buildings Act.


Durability of products

The long life of the products, due to their high quality, is also an important sustainability factor. Hettich products energise furniture in a practical and durable way, thus ensuring a long service life. For continuous monitoring and optimisation, the company uses the ISO 9001 certified quality management system. Hettich has also implemented its own dynamic regulatory framework for over 15 years. Thanks to this, the manufacturer voluntarily identifies, evaluates and regulates product components that are suspected of being harmful, or actually harmful to the environment, exceeding legal requirements such as the European chemical regulation REACH or the European RoHS directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Similarly, Hettich continues to work on constantly improving the recyclability of its products.


Goals for the future

For the future, Hettich has ambitious goals: to avoid CO₂ emissions, steadily reduce remaining emissions, save resources and increase energy efficiency, further optimise the recyclability of its products and promote biodiversity at the company's sites.

To achieve this, Hettich relies on wide-ranging activities to reduce emissions in the entire supply chain, with production and procurement of electricity from renewable sources, climate change awareness workshops, incentives for the use of environmentally friendly means of transport, improving the recyclability of Hettich products or research into alternative sustainable materials in cooperation with suppliers.

Superdesign Show: 'Thinking different' is the theme of the 2024 edition

The event is a kaleidoscope of bold proposals, revisited traditions, virtual worlds, humanised technologies, respect for nature, regenerated materials
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 08/03/2024

Ultra-compact Dekton® Ukiyo surface by Cosentino: inspired by Japanese design and culture

Created by Claudia Afshar, the new collection is designed for vertical cladding applications
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 22/01/2024
Company: Cosentino Group

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

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

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