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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.

Threespine® di Välinge: the innovative assembly technology with a click

Threespine® is the innovative assembly technology devised by Välinge, a Swedish giant specialized in Research and Development applied to the furniture and flooring industry.The Threespine® interlocking technology enables extremely quick and easy assembly of the furniture without the use of tools, screws, fasteners, accessories and glue.With Threeespine, a simple click is enough to assemble a piece of furniture that is perfectly square and stable.Threeespine is based on Välinge's proven 5G® technology, successfully used worldwide for floor installation.


Threespine® interlocking technology: how it works

The main feature of Threeespine® is constituted by the “locking tongue“ that connects interlocking boards or panels to each other. Unlike traditional fixing methods,this resistant tongue, thanks also to a long connection surface, allows an extremely stable connection which makes the furniture very robust.When the panel is placed in position, the tab moves backwards into a groove. As the panel reaches its final position, the tongue assumes the initial position again by inserting itself into a cuneiform groove located on the opposite panel and thus perfectly connecting the panels.Threespine is easy to disassemble: just use the dismounting pin, push the tongue into the groove and then release the panels.


Threespine® interlocking technology: new possibilities for design

The Threespine assembly technology also offers new possibilities for design: first of all it can be used with any workable material and it is also possible to easily combine different materials. It also allows you to design thinner furniture without visible holes for fittings.This technology is optimized for high volume production using traditional edgebanding machines or continuous feed machines, but CNC machines for small scale production can also be used.

Category: Small parts for furniture
Publication date: 19/10/2017
Company: Häfele Italia