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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 International Design Award 2018 winners have been selected

For over 20 years, Hettich and Rehau, two leading companies in the furniture supply sector, have organized the International Design Award, a two-year competition that invites design students from all over the world to create trendy, innovative and original design solutions for planning and construction of furniture.

From 1997 to today more than 80 countries have presented about 10,000 projects. A total of 1,360 students from 71 countries participated in this year's edition.

For the first time in the history of the International Design Award, the vote has also involved the public: design enthusiasts have in fact been asked to choice the winners among a Top Ten selected by the organizers of the competition, Dr. Andreas Hettich (Hettich) and Andreas Albig (Rehau).

After a few weeks of voting, the public has nominated the three winners of the International Design Award 2018. On the 1st and 2nd place the projects of some university students of China have been classified, while the 3rd place has been conquered by the solution of a student from the Hochschule Pforzheim.

The greatest recognition went to the certainly nicer and more colourful project, followed by two well-designed furnishing solutions to make the most of the spaces in small rooms.

In 1st place was “Cabi“, an intelligent piece of furniture for children's bedrooms, which stimulates play and reorganization or reorganises itself with the help of drones. The original project, presented by Jia Min Luo, Kang Tian and Yi Fei Zhong of South China Agricultural University, was the absolute winner with 9,420 votes.

“Moving Cabinets“, a project classified in 2nd place, is a rotating shelving unit, which adapts flexibly to use and always guarantees the necessary space. Even this technically advanced idea comes from China. Proposed by Fangyuan Chen, a student of Nanjing Forestry University, he received 4,521 votes. Most of the projects presented for the 2018 International Design Award come from this university.

Finally, 3rd place for “Chair PF“ which can be a chair, a bench, a lectern or a table. This piece of furniture is a simple and at the same time extraordinarily functional project. It was proposed by Daniel Diermeier of the Hochschule Pforzheim and obtained 3,553 votes.

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