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.

Zow: Koelnmesse has decided to suspend the fair for the moment
Following the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Koelnmesse has decided to suspend for the moment ZOW, the fair of components, supplies and semi-finished products for the furniture industry. The event was scheduled in Bad Salzuflen from 3 to 5 May 2022.

"Unfortunately, the current conditions do not guarantee the sector a valid condition for a format like ZOW", explained Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Trade Fair Management at Koelnmesse. "This was a difficult decision to make, especially given the close and confident cooperation we have always had with the East Westphalian furniture group," he added. “Following this decision, we will now focus on interzum, the leading international trade fair for furniture industry suppliers. But as the old saying goes, "When one door closes, another opens" and we are already evaluating potential new formats for the year that interzum does not take place, "said Pollmann, providing a clear indication of possible new ideas.

The organizers focus on interzum

For over 25 years, ZOW exhibitors have represented an important moment for the kitchen, upholstery and home furnishing markets by showcasing their new products.
Also benefited from the event were the automotive industry, the caravan industry, shipbuilding and railway wagons and the retail furniture industry. The past two years, which have been largely overshadowed by the pandemic, have triggered changes in all spheres of society and also in our industry. The industry appears to focus on interzum as the industry's leading international trade fair and key platform in Germany.

Interzum is the reference point for the international furniture and interior design industry. . In fact, the fair presents all the product categories like no other event in the sector. This offers exhibitors and professional visitors the opportunity to have, in a single event, a complete overview of the most important innovations and trends in the sector.

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Interzum 2023: trends and solutions for designing the living spaces of the future

The Interzum Trend Stage programme will offer interesting insights into the most topical issues for the industry: sustainability, circular economy and digitisation
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/04/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum 2023: back in presence and with great potential

Over 1,400 exhibitors from around 60 countries will offer new technologies, materials and surfaces in an extremely wide range. The Italian presence is excellent
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

interzum award 2023: registrations open for the Koelnmesse design competition

For the first time, a prize will be awarded in the new "Neo Ecology" category to give further impetus to a more sustainable economy
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/01/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

German trade shows: 2022 start sees postponements and cancellations

Current health situation in Germany forces organizers to make this difficult choice
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 13/12/2021
Company: ZOW - Koelnmesse GmbH

International trade fairs: calendar changes again due to pandemic

Maison&Objet and Fimma Brasil postponed; Interzum Bogotà, Furniture Show Birmingham and Domotex cancelled
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Publication date: 19/01/2021

Made Expo changes date: construction exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 November 2021

The postponement of the event to November is intended to represent a real global restart.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/01/2021

Eisenwarenmesse 2021 cancelled: to be held in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022

Despite investments and general optimism, the situation does not guarantee the smooth running of the event
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Publication date: 11/12/2020

ZOW 2018: a positive start

Meeting place between supply and demand and comparison opportunities
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Publication date: 22/02/2018

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Publication date: 15/12/2017

Cifm / interzum Guanghzhou: professionalism and internationalization

From February, 28 to March, 31 2017 in the expositive center China Import and Export Fair
Category: Fairs
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