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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 three Elica Air Design Award winners

“Elica Air Design Award“, is the competition launched last February by Elica, developed on the crowd sourcing platform dedicated to the design. It boasts more than 60.000 followers among designer, architects, interior designer and creative to whom was asked to imagine and design the hood of the future. To the participants was asked to develop a concept of hood for domestic use reflecting the company “look and feel” and at the same time breaking the norms. The creative were engaged in imagine the hood of the future, innovative, technologic, also reinterpreting and being inspired by iconic elements. They have explored new functionalities, potentialities and shapes to realize an original and new hood, remembering the reproducibility in series and the possibility to be sold on the market. Difficult the commission job to examine the 314 presented projects. Among all proposals have been selected and nominated winners the product concept: Aplós by Iwednesday aka Tony Badu, Sliding Doors by Antonio Lanzillo and Kalla by Elena Paoletti. Aplós by Iwednesday aka Tony Badu stands out because, also being a classic product as the T Shape (or upside down T), has a strong technologic feature and a very strong appeal. The idea of a new fire, very slim and designed to be an appendix to the bodywork gives to the product an hi-tech spirit. Detail and proportions care make it a winner idea. The Antonio Lanzillo projet, Sliding Doors, has been chosen for the novelty in the “vertical” hood reinterpretation: unexpected, surprising and with essential lines. The Elica logo use, key of all the suction system and giving access to the functionality, makes this concept more fascinating. The product design allows a big chance of personalisation, combining different finishing. Kalla by Elena Paoletti is a product playing of the emotion of an iconic shape inspired by the world of the nature, forgetting, at least for the perception, the technologic content. This objet strikes for the lines simplicity and for its capability to perfectly be integrated in the environment with discretion for all its precise identity.