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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.

Ostermann's Infratec edge

After the laser edge and the edge Airtec, Ostermann offers to Interzum and Ligna a third solution on the market to get the so-called “optical coupling zero“. The new board Infratec can be worked through beading machines that use infrared technology NIR (Near Infrared Radiation).
As in laser technology and hot air, even in the technology Near Infrared Radiation (NIR), they may be used solely edges with a functional layer specific. With the board Infratec Ostermann offers an appropriate solution to the infrared technology.
With the technology Near Infrared Radiation (NIR) thermal energy is transmitted to the functional layer of the edge before it is pressed to the panel. Essential advantages of this technology are working silent and immediate operational capability of the machine. So it is not required a step of heating during the machining process. In addition, no current will flow in downtime and requires no cleaning.
Ostermann was confronted promptly with the new technology of processing and inquired directly from the manufacturers of the machines in order to offer a board that would represent an optimal solution. The basis of the functional layer Infratec is constituted by the plastics Polyolefin. This is applied by a process in retrospect with pinpoint accuracy. This layer is available in 5 different colors (white, natural / beige, brown, black and transparent) and is chosen according to the color or decoration of the edge.
With the functional layer transparent Ostermann offers its customers a very special service. This variant has been drawn precisely to coat at rear edges in bright colors, such as eg. blue, green, red or yellow. Ostermann provides the new board Infratec with functional layer for all solid colors and decors in ABS and all edges in real wood. The boards are available in any width from 16 to 60 mm from the first roll, ready in 4 working days.
With the edges Laser Airtec and Infratec Ostermann decided consciously to draft its own board for each machining technology. This has the advantage that each of the three edges “zero joint“ can be optimized and adapted to the development of the respective technologies and thus to customer requests.

Interzum 2019: an event that stimulates new ideas for the future

The current theme of digitization at the center of one of the interzum Squares
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 05/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum 2019: the future starts here

World-leading exhibition, a privileged showcase for technological innovation and design
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 19/02/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Redocol Teclinex One-For-All by Ostermann

Multifunctional cleaner for edgebanders
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 09/11/2015
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

The range of Ostermann veneered edges is getting wider and wider

Among novelties the wood end board in European oak
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date:
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl