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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.

Vittorio Alpi won the prestigious EY Award - Entrepreneur of the Year 2023

Vittorio Alpi, Chairman of Alpi, was awarded the prestigious 'EY - Entrepreneur of the Year 2023' award in the Sustainable Business Models category. The award was conferred by Ernst & Young, one of the most authoritative consulting firms globally, in the context of the 'EY Entrepreneur of the Year' Award.


Awarding the most innovative entrepreneurs 

The award ceremony took place on 29 November at Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan, with the participation of important personalities from the business world and institutions. The EY Award is an important recognition reserved for those entrepreneurs who have contributed significantly to the growth of the Italian economy, demonstrating enterprise, creativity and commitment. The Prize extends globally, touching 150 cities and 65 countries, and each year awarding more than 900 prizes to the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the world.


Commitment to promoting sustainability 

EY's independent jury, made up of well-known figures from the worlds of economics and business, chose Vittorio Alpi for his extraordinary commitment to promoting sustainability. In fact, the motivation for the award recognises Vittorio Alpi's merit for "having transformed his business model by adapting it to an ever-changing market, while maintaining a high focus on product quality and environmental and social sustainability". 

Alpi's president has distinguished himself as an entrepreneur who, with dedication and commitment, has been able to transform his business, becoming a reference point in his sector with a keen eye on sustainability issues. "I am very honoured by this recognition," said Vittorio Alpi, "and I thank all the management and staff at Alpi without whom this achievement would not have been possible.


Example of entrepreneurial excellence 

As one of the leading companies in the production of composite wood surfaces, under the leadership of Vittorio Alpi, Alpi has established itself as an example of entrepreneurial excellence, contributing significantly to the promotion of sustainable practices in the Italian and international business environment, a commitment also demonstrated by its recent attainment of FSC 100% certification. 

The EY award brings further prestige to the company and reinforces Vittorio Alpi's role as a leader in innovation and sustainability on a national and international level. 

As a professional partner for large companies in the automotive and marine industries as well as international realities in the furniture, product design, interior architecture and contract sectors, Alpi stands out on the world scene for its direct control of the entire supply chain, from logs to finished wood, starting from forest management. The company also has a deep synergy with the world of design, which has led to collaborations with leading names in design.

FSC Furniture Awards 2021: the best sustainable wood-furniture products awarded

The first European edition has highlighted the positive trend of sustainability in the furniture sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 06/12/2021

Environmental sustainability: responsible consumption and green companies grow in Italy

FSC Italy's 2020 Report confirms the positive trend of sustainability and certification in our country
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 17/02/2021

Designing sustainability: the future of Italian furniture according to FSC Italia

FSC certification is a tool to guarantee the sustainable origin of wood and a communication topic for companies in the sector.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/10/2020

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

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