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: from Elica innovative solutions for a conscious choice

The concept of sustainability has now become part of our daily life; it is an ever-present commitment, which is based on the abilities and possibilities of human beings to improve their conditions and to leave a better world with equal access to resources as a legacy to the generations of tomorrow.

Sustainability is no longer just a trend, but a reality that influences our lives and our choices every day. Not only that, it has also been found to be a driver of buying and affection for brands. According to a survey by the Simon-Kucher Study in Italy 63% of consumers believe that acting now is possible to save the Planet and 64% believe that their behavior can have a positive impact on the environment in which we live.

Elica allied with "green" consumers

In the context of home-related purchases, 66% of consumers say that sustainability is one of the criteria that most influences their purchasing decision. Elica, a company that has always been attentive to sustainable parameters (Environment, Ethics, Health, Social) and sensitive to the issue of environmental protection and well-being at home, has developed innovative solutions for the psychophysical health of those who live in the home and for the surrounding environment, becoming an ally of consumers who try to make conscious purchases.

COOK Responsibly

Among the sustainable choices of the "green" consumer there are first of all products with high durability, which can be used for a long time, reducing the impact on the environment. Various solutions proposed by Elica respond to these characteristics: COOK Responsibly is the "productive plus" with which the company identifies its attention to sustainability issues applied to its products, such as the recycling and disposal of the materials used.

NikolaTesla extractor hobs, for example, use special "long life high-performance" filters that can be regenerated up to 5 years, thus avoiding unnecessary waste, as they are 20 times more durable than standard carbon filters that require replacement every 3/6 months. Long life filters also provide 80% filtering thresholds, compared to the 60% market average. The grease and charcoal filters are also conveniently removable from above, ensuring easy cleaning and maintenance.

Optimize energy consumption and performance

Even the Airmatic function, which makes the Elica extractor hob fully automatic, is another valid ally for sustainability. Its intelligent sensor is able to distinguish the quality of the fumes and the types of cooking by combining this information with the number and power of the induction zones used. The product then selects the most suitable suction power, adjusts the speed and finally decreases it, in order to eliminate residual vapors and odors when the hob is off. This advanced technology allows for the best balance between silence, power and energy efficiency. Thanks to the use of this technology, NikolaTesla Switch is able to automatically adjust the suction speed, thus optimizing energy consumption and performance.

Solutions for indoor pollution

The commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the home environment, ensuring high levels of air quality, comfort and well-being in every space and for all the people who live there. Also with regard to indoor pollution, Elica has adopted several innovative solutions.

Ikona Maxxi Pure, for example, is a technologically advanced and innovative product capable of removing odors and vapors during cooking and freeing the environment from allergens and pollutants such as mites, pollen, fine dust and chemicals. They are two products in one: not only hood, but also air purifier, equipped with a special combination of HEPA and carbon filters that capture particles up to 1 micron. In just 20 minutes, Ikona Maxxi Pure can completely regenerate the air of a 30sqm space, while retaining its high effectiveness in removing bad odors.





Suction systems in the kitchen: Elica wins important international awards

The NikolaTesla Unplugged extractor hob, the Ikona Maxxi Pure hood and the LHOV system have been awarded for design, innovation and technology
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 03/02/2023
Company: Elica S.p.A

Hob, hood and oven in a single product: LHOV by Elica is born

Refined design and smart, efficient and functional solutions that, with the support of technology, improve the quality of life
Category: Hobs, built-in ovens for the kitchen, kitchen hoods
Publication date: 29/06/2022
Company: Elica S.p.A

Bora hob extraction systems: now in Italy with its own sales network

Objective for 2021 to concentrate efforts on doubling distribution in Italy
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 19/02/2021

Elica among the top 5 companies in Italy for the high level of assistance offered to customers

The important award was certified by the German Institute for Quality and Finance
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 25/01/2021
Company: Elica S.p.A

The design industry and the challenge of recovery: the theme of the 6th Design Summit Pambianco Interni

Pambianco Research has highlighted how digital and sustainability will be the strongest trends in the medium term
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/08/2020

Falmec Ceiling Hoods combine aesthetics and functionality at their best

Particularly suitable for open kitchen areas that integrate with the living space
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 29/04/2020
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Two Falmec hoods in the foreground in the award-winning film Parasite

The kitchen hoods are part of the Design Collection, a synthesis of stylistic and functional perfection.
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 25/02/2020
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

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