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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.

Winners of the interzum award 2019 awarded in Cologne

On May 20 at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen in Cologne, the award ceremony for the interzum award intelligent material & design 2019 took place. The competition, organised by Koelnmesse in collaboration with Red Dot, honors products that best represent technological development and design combined with functionality.
Now in its tenth year, the interzum award 2019 has seen an increase in entries, confirming the importance attached to design by manufacturers of materials and accessories for the furniture industry. This year, numerous manufacturers from 21 countries registered for the contest, submitting 260 applications. The work of the six-member jury, which tested, discussed and evaluated the entries directly on the spot, was difficult. The final selection was based on criteria such as innovation, material quality, design, functionality and sustainability.
In the end, the jurors selected 59 products that stood out for their high design quality and awarded them the “High Quality Product“ label. The result of a further selection was the choice of the 12 products that were awarded the title “Best of the Best“, the highest award for a high quality design.


The prize-giving ceremony for the winners

The winners of the interzum award intelligent material & design 2019 were awarded on the eve of the opening of interzum. Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Koelnmesse, and Vito Orazhem, Managing Director of Red Dot, presented the certificates awarded to the winners of the “High Quality Product“, also in the brand new “Tiny Spaces“ category, dedicated to the theme of living in small spaces.
Gerald Böse, President and CEO of Koelnmesse, presented the winners with the certificates together with the members of the jury. The jury included designer Dick Spierenburg and Prof. Danny Venlet, Belgian creator and professor at the Royal College of Arts in Gand, together with Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Stosch, professor of woodworking at the Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and designer Winfried Weber from hülsta; Prof. Martin Beeh, materials expert and university lecturer in Design Management and Vito Orazhem.
Among the “Best of the Best 2019“ are two Italian companies, Salice and Vibo for the “Excessories“ drawer accessory system and the “Fly Box“ corner solution respectively.


Best of the Best 2019

I 12 “Best of the Best” 2019 sono stati assegnati a:
karuun® shine

Translucent natural material

out for space GmbH, Kißleg, Germany


Lightweight board made of wood and air

Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH, St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz, Austria

Kristall Metallic

Glass front design with seamless joint

Karl W. Niemann GmbH & Co. KG, Preußisch Oldendorf, Germany

PerfectSense Lacquered Boards and Duo Edges

Marble decors and edges

FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Co. OG Holzwerkstoffe, St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

ViZard by ambigence

Flap fitting

Hettich Marketing- und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, Vlotho, Germany


Drawer system

Salice S.p.A., Novedrate, Italy


Corner solution

VIBO S.p.A., Trissino, Italy


Click furniture technology

Välinge Innovation Sweden AB, Viken, Sweden


Bed slat as mattress support

Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH, St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz, Austria


Mattress textile

BekaertDeslee, Waregem, Belgium

Velda Resleep with Vita Talalay Origins inside

Dismountable and circular mattress

Vita Group, Middleton, United Kingdom

HOMAPAL Aquaris SpaSystem

Wet room panel

HOMAPAL GmbH, Herzberg, Germany

Hettich Italia presents new products and strategies for the Italian market

In the splendid setting of the Pieropan winery in Soave, an exclusive two-week event to meet customers, the sales network and Italian journalists
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 30/06/2023
Company: Hettich Italia

IDEASxWOOD 2021/2022: the fourth edition of the Design Contest promoted by Tabu is launched

A competition of ideas, annual and international, aimed at university students and designers Under 40
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/11/2021
Company: Tabu Spa

AvanTech YOU drawer system from Hettich: customisable, even with illuminated details

The 'light signature' wins the interzum award 2021 in the High Product Quality category
Category: Components for drawers
Publication date: 24/05/2021
Company: Hettich Italia

Scm Group: 2019 financial results confirm its financial solidity and reward innovation

The Group closes 2019 with a turnover of more than 700 million euros.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/01/2020
Company: SCM GROUP S.p.A.

Excessories - Night Collection: die erste Kollektion von Accessoires für Kleiderschränke und begehbare Kleiderschränke von Salice

Die mit dem Interzum Award ausgezeichnete Kollektion: Intelligent Material & Design 2019 für Design und Funktionalität
Category: Interior furniture accessories
Publication date: 16/12/2019
Company: Arturo Salice

The Report of the Confindustria Study Centre on Italian Industry is presented

Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

IDEASXWOOD 2018/2019: the first Design Contest launched by Tabu

A competition of ideas aimed at undergraduate students and designers under 40
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 19/03/2019
Company: Tabu Spa

Applications for the interzum award are open: intelligent material & design 2019

The competition is reserved exclusively for 2018 interzum exhibitors
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

Sicam confirms an increasingly crucial event for the global furniture industry

Growing the number of companies visiting the 9th edition of the Pordenone event
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 16/10/2017