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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.

Antolini Marbles: natural materials for projects of high aesthetic and functional value

Antolini, a historic Italian company internationally recognised for the production of natural stone claddings, presented at Sicam 2023 the Bianco Lasa|Covelano marble, in the Vena Oro type, considered among the most precious in the world. Homogeneous, compact, with a fine crystalline grain, this marble takes on a warm and even more precious hue; its characteristic translucent white background colour is made vibrant by light and delicate shading.


Elegance and technology in the kitchen 

Antolini's proposal combines elegance and technology in the kitchen. In fact, Bianco Lasa|Covelano Vena Oro marble can now count on the exclusive Azerocare®Plus technology, Antolini's innovative patented process that enhances the visual beauty of natural stone by protecting its surface from the aggression of external agents, such as stains and corrosion due to contact, even brief, with organic substances with an oily or acid base. 

An evolution and refinement of the Azerocare® technology, launched in 2016, this new and exclusive high-tech process, tested 24 hours, offers marbles, onyxes and soft quartzites permanent protection, without chromatic or tactile alterations. Anti-corrosive, stain-resistant, hygienic and easy to clean, Azerocare®Plus is environmentally friendly and suitable for food contact, an essential condition for a kitchen that is both prestigious and functional.


Marble for prestige kitchens 

Always synonymous with the domestic hearth, the kitchen has been transformed in recent years more and more into a place of sharing and conviviality, eliminating traditional barriers to merge into the living area, becoming an element to be shown off. 

This change has led architects, designers and the most important kitchen manufacturers to choose Antolini natural stones as coverings for their tops, combining nuances and veining with new and unusual materials. Stones of rare beauty capable of satisfying the aesthetic choices of each project, but at the same time guaranteeing those technical requirements of resistance, inalterability and durability that an environment like the kitchen requires. 


In the photo, Bianco Lasa|Covelano Vena Oro Setting marble (Credits Courtesy of Modulnova)

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Category: Economy, News and Fairs
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Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 06/04/2022

PerfectSense Feelwood painted panels by Egger: matt and pleasant-to-touch surfaces

The matte painting further enhances the image of the decor and lends it a very natural look
Category: Ennobled panels
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Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

FederlegnoArredo 2021 data: growing trend for the furniture sector

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Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 10/09/2021

Gekil® antibacterial treatment by Marmo Arredo for sanitised and protected kitchen tops

A high-tech solution that eliminates pathogens from surfaces 24 hours a day
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Antibacterial surfaces: testing and evaluation of effectiveness a current issue addressed by Catas

Antibacterial effects and sanitizing treatments on different types of furniture surfaces
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 07/06/2020

With Atim Trasformabili solutions for great compositional freedom

The collection is enriched with new products to exploit all the space
Category: Transformable table systems
Publication date: 24/06/2019
Company: Atim S.p.a.

Lapitec® stone kitchen countertop with integrated touch sink

Lapitec and Vimar give birth to the sintered stone kitchen countertop with integrated home automation
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.