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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 innovative material Wasbottle selected for ADI Design Index 2021
From the collaboration between Autogrill and Bencore comes Wasbottle, an innovative material that has been selected for ADI Design Index 2021, the selection of the best Italian design, in the category 'Research for Enterprise' as it respects the canons of circular economy. Conceived for interior design and architecture applications, Wasbottle is in fact a 100% recycled and recyclable panel, made using polyethylene flakes from the recycling of plastic containers, in particular those used for detergents, cleaners and food.


Sustainability and recycling

Autogrill, the first operator in the world in catering services for travellers, and Bencore, a company producing honeycomb panels, wanted to collaborate to create this innovative material, both aware that the transition towards sustainability also starts from these projects. The Autogrill group, which has always been attentive to sustainability, has undertaken for several years a path linked to the circular economy with the aim of minimizing the environmental impact of its activities, thanks also to the ethics of reuse and waste reduction.

The recycling of waste materials, produced inside its premises, represents one of the fundamental points of the Wasbottle project: Bencore has realized an innovative material starting from plastic bottles containing soap and other cleaning liquids (HDPE and PET) commonly used in Autogrill premises. The Wasbottle panels offer today to architects and designers innovative and very up-to-date ideas to use in their works a product with these very high characteristics of sustainability.


Awarded the commitment in the research of innovative materials

Also for Bencore sustainability is one of the cornerstones of its activity and production: the honeycomb panels of the company from Carrara are produced with awareness and attention to the environment and have a green soul that makes them particularly suitable for those architectural and interior design projects that require high energy efficiency and low environmental impact.

"We are very happy that Wasbottle has obtained this prestigious recognition from ADI. - said Giorgio Bianchini, CEO of Bencore - It's a confirmation that the great commitment that our company is putting in the research and development of innovative and really green materials is well spent. The collaboration with Autogrill has certainly represented a great design challenge that we have accepted with enthusiasm and that has brought us even closer to the primary objective we have set for our products, that of zero environmental impact".

Alpi wooden surfaces: the new collections under the banner of the combination of color and graphics

Developed in collaboration with Raw Edges and Piero Lissoni, they tell the story of the company's ability to continuously reinvent wood
Category: Multilaminar veneers
Publication date: 26/11/2021
Company: Alpi SpA

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

Architect@work Milano: architects meet the most innovative products and materials

Theme of this edition: “IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 12/11/2019

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019

Harmonize binding formaldehyde parameters in panels

The EPF General Assembly wants to standardise the rules in all EU countries
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/08/2019

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

The Resysta panel: versatile and sustainable based on 100% recyclable rice husk

The multifunction panels are distributed exclusively for Italy by the Bonomi Pattini Group
Category: Panels, veneers and semi-finished products
Publication date: 16/01/2019
Company: Bonomi Pattini Giuseppe e Figli S.p.A.

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018