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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 special edition of imm cologne 2021 cancelled due to the pandemic

Less than a month ago we reported that the organisers of imm cologne, the most important event in the furniture industry at the beginning of the year, were working hard to create a special edition of the fair, a hybrid format with a highly targeted exhibition section and an imm@home digital platform.
It is at this time that the special edition of imm cologne 2021, scheduled for 20-23 January, was cancelled due to the pandemic.
“We had to face reality, even if it was painful. In the end, due to the speed at which the situation is developing right now, the uncertainty among our exhibitors and visitors was too great. This decision was concerted with the furniture industry and taken in close cooperation with our sponsor, the VDM (Association of the German Furniture Industry), as well as with our exhibitors and partners,“ said Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse and added that “The concept for the special edition was based on closely interconnected and mutually dependent offline and online formats and therefore a purely digital event made no sense under these circumstances.
“In recent months, our motto has been 'We make it happen' and we have put all our efforts into making imm cologne happen in January 2021,“ said Oliver Frese, COO of Koelnmesse.  “With the special edition of imm cologne we wanted to play an active role in tackling the current crisis. Now unfortunately we have to abandon that project. Being present at a trade fair is and always will be something very special, and developments in recent weeks - and in particular the latest feedback with our customers - have shown that the cancellation of the hybrid edition, which we had planned with such dedication and commitment, is the right decision, appropriate to the current situation.
Needless to say, the organisers of the Cologne trade fair are also disappointed: “The entire imm cologne team firmly believed in the hybrid special edition,“ said Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Koelnmesse, “but due to the current situation, even the imm cologne special edition would not have lived up to our standard, the benchmark for exhibitors and visitors in the industry.


Imm cologne 2022

Preparations for imm cologne 2022 are already underway. In 2022 imm cologne will take place from 19 to 23 January, as usual in physical form, with the addition of a digital supplement. In the coming weeks the concept of imm cologne 2022 will be developed in cooperation with the furniture industry.

German trade shows: 2022 start sees postponements and cancellations

Current health situation in Germany forces organizers to make this difficult choice
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 13/12/2021
Company: ZOW - Koelnmesse GmbH

imm cologne 2021 a hybrid format with a targeted exhibition section and a digital platform

From 20th to 23rd January 2021 in Cologne, a special edition that radically changes the traditional course of the exhibition.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 26/10/2020

Positive results for CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018

Strong demand for quality, design and sustainability
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 04/05/2018

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 26/03/2018

ZOW 2018: a positive start

Meeting place between supply and demand and comparison opportunities
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 22/02/2018

Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/12/2017

Cifm / interzum Guanghzhou: professionalism and internationalization

From February, 28 to March, 31 2017 in the expositive center China Import and Export Fair
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 30/01/2017