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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.

The commitment of Catas and Cosmob for a

The rule UNI11674 “Furniture - Italian furniture sourcing requirements“ indicate how a chair, a table or a wardrobe are the fruit of skills, of attention to quality, comfort and safety, skills that are typical of the best Italian firms.
‏To ensure that the content of this rule is perceived by anyone, in the world, in understanding, intuitive and clear way, we would have to create a brand.
Catas and Cosmob, the two most important Italian laboratories of analysis, tests and certifications for wood furniture, have decided to propose a true “brand“, a label that, affixed to a piece of furniture, certifies conclusively the Italian origin. The project was presented at Industries of this sector in Pordenone, during the last edition of Sicam. The table was also attended by Federlegno Arredo, the Federation of “confindustria” associations of wood-furniture chain and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Furniture Cluster, innovation pole for the “Home system“.
‏There were many questions after the talks of Andrea Giavon e Lorena Riul, respectively Director and Responsible for certification of Catas, of Alessio Gnaccarini and Francesco Balducci, Director & CTO of Cosmob, of Marco Fossi, Responsible for standardisation of Federlegno Arredo, and Carlo Piemonte, Friuli Venezia Giulia Furniture Cluster Manager. The interest shown by industries having a tool able to witness both the performance characteristics of a product (quality, functionality, safety, reliability, sustainability) both “indirect values“ underpinning the Made in Italy and which form an integral part of our culture.


‏A simple path of certification

‏“Creating a system of certification of Italian origin for serious, structured, credible and reliable furnishing is a practical way to flank virtuous industries, contributing to give value to their products in the national market and internationally, “ - commented Alessio Gnaccarini - through a simple, efficient system, result of the great responsibility that the two labs have developed over decades of commitment“.
‏A technical know-how undoubtedly valuable to “test“ incontrovertibly the values of “made in Italy“ by identifying products and production processes, verifying in lab compliance with the requirements of technical reference rules as well checking the “Italian origin“ of materials and semi-finished products as required by Uni 11674.
‏“We wanted to design a simple solution,“ added Giavon. “Catas and Cosmob have established a joint secretariat to manage the “mark of Italian origin” and a certification path of great simplicity, it can be faced without any difficulties not only by large Italian furniture realities, but also by small and medium-sized industries looking for new levers for competing in the world “.