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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 design features the new collections of Alpi veneers

The new proposals signed by Piero Lissoni, Fratelli Campana and Front

Leader in the production of decorative surfaces in reconstituted wood veneer, Alpi is an example of excellence that thanks to the depth of its range and the ability to design bespoke solutions, is an unchallenged technological reference point for the wood sector.
Alpi art director since June 2015, Piero Lissoni is also the designer of the new Tarsie and Xilo 2.0 collections, presented during Milan 2016 Fuori Salone together with the new proposals signed by Campana Brothers and Front.
The creative process of the new Alpi woods focuses on the study of original decorative effects to convey a sense of their infinite potential for design and aesthetics: shifting into the creation of utterly original textures, with precise ties to the world of nature, as in the case of Campana brothers. Or giving rise – in the collections by Front and Lissoni – to fascinating contemporary experiments with the art of inlays.
The new art director has provided two proposals: Xilo 2.0, the new collection of veneers that gets its force from the perfect intensity of nature and Tarsie a representation of three geometric motifs from the wood working tradition, reproduced through inlay-effect printing on the variations of Xilo 2.0.
The amazing wonders of the Amazon have inspired the Campana brothers to create the textures of the new Alpi Piaçava and Alpi Pirarucu veneers.
The delicate creative touch of Front finds expression in the original Drapery Wood and Grid Wood. The two-tone Drapery Wood veneer, with juxtaposed squares of identical size, forms a pattern that generates an optical illusion of movement.  Grid Wood, based on an antique pattern with a reticular structure, applies four types of wood of different colors joined by the traditional inlay technique to create the illusion of an irregular surface of different depths.
As a whole, these innovative ALPIlignum veneers represent the ideal expression of Alpi’s extensive design culture, and its unrivaled ability to create exclusive wood patterns with a production procedure that is totally unique, between manufacturing and fine tailoring.
Alpi takes part from 13 to 16 May to Wanted Design NY, annual event dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community. The company indeed is one of the supporter of the “Conversation series”, a three-day program co-presented with Metropolis Magazine, that get together, confront and ponder views on the international scene of design and explore new prospective themes.