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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 IMQ Group has initiated the merger of ICILA Srl in CSI SpA, both companies of the Group, which will see its conclusion in March. A decision that goes to continue the path of expansion undertaken in recent months by the Group and launched last June with the acquisition and incorporation of Prototype Technologies specializes in the automotive sector. The merger sees one side ICILA Srl, a Group company specializing in the certification of management systems in the fields of wood, paper, furnishings, chain of custody and in the forest certification, and other CIS SpA, specializing in testing and certification, testing of products and materials.
“The merger of ICILA in CSI“ - said Giorgio Scanavacca chairman of IMQ Group to which belong the two companies - “was commissioned with two objectives in particular: rationalization and strengthening. Rationalization in the management of the company, with the resulting advantages in terms of resource optimization and streamlining of procedures; enhancement in terms of services offered to business customers of the respective companies and the Group IMQ more generally. “
To enjoy the benefits of the merger will be mainly the companies in the sector wood and furniture. This fact, in addition to always use brand ICILA - that will continue to maintain its standing in the market, will benefit from an increase in media and services provider. This will be possible thanks to the integration of the skills developed by ICILA in the certification of quality systems, environmental certification and health and safety of workers and the management certification of chain of custody and forest, with the expertise gained from CSI in testing on materials and on international standards. Businesses will be able to rely on a single partner, able to meet all their needs in terms of certifications of systems and products, verification of compliance of materials, satisfaction of legislative requirements - also for export. But not only. As pointed out by Marina Crippa, General Manager ICILA “merge into CSI will bring substantial benefits such as expanding the range of services and supports offered. But above all, the expansion of the service portfolio to offer to its customers and the market will mean, for us, the ability to follow development projects and broader, corporate customers, support more timely and customized according to their needs. “
ICILA today is a reality of 13 employees and an average of 200 certificates issued annually. With the merger in the CIS, the transfer of the offices in Bollate - within the CIS structure and the consequent expansion of the portfolio of services offered to the market, the goal is the 'increase in sales in the area of ??certification.
Satisfaction with the operation was also expressed by Raoul Cats, CEO of CSI that wanted to emphasize some distinctive principles of the Group companies IMQ. “The transaction will increase the forces consolidating the principles that have always guided the actions of the companies within the Group: knowledge, expertise, specialization and customer focus, the satisfaction of which will be constantly pursued.“