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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.

Unica workstation by Linak: an intelligent environment for home and office
Linak, an international manufacturer of electric linear actuators, has been a partner in the realization of Unica, the workstation, created by Tecno in collaboration with Olivetti, to create an intelligent environment for home and office.

Unica workstation: at the service of smart working

Compact and essential when closed, Unica opens with Linak motorized systems that can be activated by the IO.T Solutions app, revealing the work surface and the monitor that, thanks to its high refresh rate, does not tire the eyes.  The workstation also provides keyboard with integrated mouse pad, multimedia kit for video conferencing, cables and connectors to connect your PC and devices.

The workstation also includes a work light that changes its temperature according to the activity performed and an ambient light that adapts to different times of the day. It is strictly sit-stand and offers users the possibility to choose the work position that best suits their characteristics.


The effectiveness of sit-stand desks 

Sit-stand desks are height-adjustable, allowing you to quickly and comfortably adapt to the work at hand at the touch of a button. You can adjust your desk to a level that's more suitable for teamwork and hold meetings in comfort, while standing allows you to hold shorter meetings. Several studies have shown that alternating between sitting and standing reduces sick days by up to 32% and results in reduced fatigue at the end of the day for many people (source: James A Levine, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic and Selene Yeager). In contrast, another study, conducted by the Mayo Clinic, showed that employees are able to burn up to 340 more calories per day by spending two hours standing instead of sitting.


A project to facilitate daily work activities at home and in the office

Unica, the first smart workstation for the home and office born from the collaboration between Tecno and Olivetti, is part of the Tecno ecosystem called Sintesi. In keeping with the tradition of Olivetti and Tecno, the Sintesi project is truly innovative in terms of both concept and product: the Sintesi ecosystem is composed of an ergonomic seat, the super-equipped Unica workstation and the app that manages the entire ecosystem created by IO.T Solutions. The project aims to facilitate the daily work, at home and in the office, focusing on the person and his needs with the aim of combining comfort and efficiency.

Ostermann E-Desk Redocol: now also available in the trendy color anthracite gray

The electronically height-adjustable structure for tables, the ideal solution for the home office and for modern offices
Category: Systems for tables and accessories
Publication date: 21/02/2023
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

L&S Lighting for furniture: increasingly sustainable, flexible and emotional systems for customized and multifunctional spaces

Versatile electrified modular systems to enhance interior furnishings, from wainscoting to lighting for bookcases, from walk-in closets to systems for the living area and kitchens
Category: Lighting for furniture
Publication date: 09/12/2022
Company: L&S S.p.a.

Linak handling systems: an ever wider range at Sicam 2022

The stand will be shared with Tente Ruote, a manufacturer specializing in wheels and mobility solutions
Category: Furniture movement systems, Linear actuators
Publication date: 10/10/2022
Company: Linak Italia srl

Linak: new electric linear systems for the office environment and home furnishings

Technological, flexible and minimalist design solutions to make work and living spaces more and more comfortable
Category: Linear actuators
Publication date: 21/01/2020
Company: Linak Italia srl