Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

UniCredit supports ICA Spa: two Sustainability-Linked loans disbursed

UniCredit disbursed two loans to ICA Spa, for a total of €14 million. The operations, guaranteed by SACE via Garanzia Italia and Garanzia Italia for Mid Caps, are Sustainability-Linked, i.e. instruments of the sustainable finance market to incentivize environmental sustainability performance objectives.
“Through Guarantee Italy - explained Marco Mercurio, Head of Mid Corporate Centre North of SACE - we allow Italian companies to obtain the liquidity and resources necessary to start a strategy of relaunch and growth, after a particularly complex period. For these reasons, we are delighted to be able to support the business growth plans of a company such as ICA, which places at the center of its future the achievement of important objectives in terms of environmental sustainability, which is one of the key drivers for the recovery of the economy of the Marche region and of the country as a whole“.


An operation that is organic to the company's strategy

Founded by the Paniccia family, ICA Spa - a company based in the Marche region that specializes in the production of innovative coatings for wood and glass - has always focused a great deal of attention on the environment, and with this funding it aims to improve its ESG sustainability rating.
Luciano Cesari, ICA Group's CFO, says: “Our R&D laboratory has always focused on the formulation of high-quality products that pay the utmost attention to the environment and to people's health. This strategy includes the actions that we have put in place to improve our ESG rating, such as the reduction of CO2 emissions and of water and electricity consumption. We are also working intensively on the increasing use of raw materials from renewable sources in our products and recyclable or biodegradable packaging. The operation defined with Unicredit is therefore absolutely organic to the company's medium/long-term strategy“.


Sustainability, a competitive factor for companies

After all, sustainability is increasingly a competitive factor for businesses and will be even more so in the future as it guides the choices of consumers and investors.
Andrea Burchi, Regional Manager Central North UniCredit, said: “UniCredit is a leading bank in Europe in financing solutions related to ESG objectives, which can effectively support the transformation of business models of companies. We are delighted to be accompanying on this path a company of excellence such as ICA Spa, which for 50 years has been successfully committed to a path of quality that has been developed on multiple levels: from the innovation of products and services to the enhancement of human resources, from the conquest of important positions in domestic and international markets to the constant reduction of the environmental impact of its production. This operation confirms our Group's commitment to directing its energies towards an eco-sustainable future, alongside companies that favour ESG transition processes“.

GreenItaly 2019 Report: the Wood - Furniture system confirms its leadership in sustainability

The Report shows an acceleration towards the green of the Italian entrepreneurial system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 21/11/2019

Success for interzum 2019 with 74,000 visitors from all over the world

Excellent presence of Italian exhibitors with 330 companies on 22,176 square meters
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 11/06/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Giardina Group machines and technologies on show at Xylexpo 2018

A stand expression of the skills of the three brands, now part of the group
Category: Painting machines and equipment
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Company: Giardina Group

The new BIO water-based wood varnishes Iridea by Ica are protagonists at the Fuorisalone

The “IDEA - The Design Supermarket” exhibition at Superstudio Più
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/04/2018

Positive results for ICA Group

The turnover is still growing, the export quota increases as well as the employees and the volumes
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/02/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017

‏FIMA Carlo Frattini presents the new galvanic zero-impact system

‏Environmental sustainability, quality and design characterise the company's products
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 18/10/2017
Company: FIMA Carlo Frattini S.P.A

Iridea BIO: the bio-innovative line of wood varnishes for interiors by ICA Group

Awarded with Interzum Award: “Intelligent material & design” category
Category: Industry news, Paints for furniture
Publication date: 19/06/2017
Company: Ica Group


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