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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.

wood-furnishing sector and Covid-19 emergency : the call to reopen Made in Italy

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has severely tested the resilience of an entire country, a continent and the world and is forcing the global economy to face a phenomenon as serious as unexpected. To date it is almost impossible to evaluate the impact that the virus will have on the planet's economy, as there are still too many unknowns and variables that this poses.
However, the wood-furnishing sector believes it is necessary to start thinking about a new phase, which will allow Italians to return to their life, social and productive, always with the maximum respect of all the countermeasures that will have to be taken because of COVID-19.  One of the most urgent decisions to be taken concerns the resumption of the country's productive activity, a very important choice that will deeply affect the industrial, economic and social future.
For this reason Federlegno-Arredo urges the resumption of production activities through the publication of a manifesto to safeguard the safety of workers without further compromising the economic situation of the sector.
For their part, some of the leading companies in the design sector (B&B Italia, Bisazza, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flexform, Giorgetti, Molteni Group, Poltrona Frau) have formed a group to loudly call for a gradual and safe reopening as soon as possible.


“Let's reopen Made in Italy“: FederlegnoArredo's manifesto

“Let's reopen the Made in Italy“: this is the title of the eight-point poster developed by FederlegnoArredo, published on Saturday, April 11th in some of the main Italian newspapers.
With this appeal to the government, the Federation, which represents the wood-furnishing sector, asks that the safety of workers can be safeguarded without compromising even more the survival of our country's excellence.
Let's take a brief look at these eight points of the FederlegnoArredo Manifesto.
- Schedule and make official the date of reopening of the entire wood-furniture sector with all its Ateco codes to avoid losing orders and international relations that risk irreparably favouring competitors from other countries currently open such as Germany and France.
- The companies in the wood-furniture sector are already equipped with strict safety tools and protocols that ensure adequate levels of protection and containment of the contagion, in full compliance with the “Protocol for the regulation of measures to combat and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the workplace“ in force since March 14.
- Smart working will continue to be used to increase the level of security, pending a gradual recovery and integration of activities that are not strictly “productive“.
- Reopen also the points of sale of furniture and furnishings, office furniture, lighting, sunscreens, bathroom accessories, fixtures, wood, panels, in full compliance with the rules of safety and hygienic prevention.
- Restart the activities of warehouses and logistics, to allow the storage of all that material currently in transit from countries for which it was not possible to foresee the stoppage of shipments.
- Reopen the construction sites, guaranteeing all health safety.
- The companies in the wood-furniture sector will be very correct in respecting the commitments undertaken towards suppliers: maximum seriousness on the part of the companies in respecting payments to their suppliers within the limits of available resources as was done for the deadlines at the end of March.
- Willingness to collaborate with institutions, creating comparison tables for the design and testing of tools and technological applications that can map and contain the spread of the virus.


“Design does not give up“: the appeal of nine leading companies  

A number of leading companies in the design sector (B&B Italia, Bisazza, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flexform, Giorgetti, Molteni Group, Poltrona Frau) have come together to form a group with the main objective of ensuring production recovery to prevent a major human and social tragedy from turning into a consequent industrial and economic tragedy. For decades now, companies in the sector have been competing in a global market populated by global competitors. This month of closure has meant that it has been impossible for Italian companies to comply with orders signed and to honour the delivery terms of the goods foreseen in the orders and projects.
If the closure were to continue, it is feared that the Italian industrial system would continue to hold up; many competitors, for example in Germany and Scandinavia, continue to operate regularly during this period and may grab orders and orders that would otherwise go to Italian companies.
For this reason, companies in the furniture and design sector are asking institutions to begin a process of progressive and safe reopening as soon as possible. For their part, they ensure that there will be the maximum effort to be able to reopen and start again stronger than before, in the knowledge that only together can we continue to prosper.

Catas Academy: webinar calendar for the year 2021

A rich programme of events to inform about the latest technical and regulatory developments in the wood-furnishing sector
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2021

Italian Design Day 2020: Drawing the future. Development, innovation, sustainability, beauty.

More than one hundred events around the world including competitions, exhibitions, presentations and virtual interventions by architects and designers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/11/2020

FederlegnoArredo: Claudio Feltrin is the new Chairman for the four-year period 2020-2024

Vision and action will be the focus of the new president's commitment.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 02/11/2020

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

There is no design without Italian design: the video tribute by international designers and architects

Created by Hantang Culture, the video is a great recognition of the value and uniqueness of Italian design products.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/04/2020

The home package and all the facilities that will positively affect the sector

The 2020 budget package includes a number of important measures related to housing
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 27/01/2020

Catas Academy: the calendar of courses and seminars 2020 has been defined.

Address topical issues of great interest to the wood-furniture sector
Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 03/01/2020

Success for the fourth edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai

Italian design on show in Shanghai to consolidate its presence on the Chinese market
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 05/12/2019

More than 200 entrepreneurs and operators at the General Assembly of Federlegno Arredo

The wood-furniture supply chain confirms its proactive and innovative will
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 21/06/2019

The 2018 preliminary results of Federlegno confirm the recovery of the furniture sector

The sector recorded a 2018 production up by 1.8% compared to 2017
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 25/02/2019