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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.

Arpa Industriale: new textures, new colours and a new super-opaque surface

Since 1954, Arpa Industriale has been designing and manufacturing panels with high quality HPL technology for various applications ranging from architecture to interior design, from healthcare to shipbuilding, from transport industry to hospitality. Arpa Industriale high pressure decorative laminates are produced in the factory in Bra (Piedmont) and they are the result of a “made in Italy“ creativity.
In 2013 Arpa Industriale created FENIX NTM, an innovative material for interior design, suitable for both vertical and horizontal applications in different areas: Kitchen, Bathroom, Design Furniture, Retail, Office and Contract. The material was developed by an international multidisciplinary team of 15 researchers through proprietary technologies.
Numerous innovations for 2018 that Arpa Industriale offers for the two product lines HPL, high pressure laminate, and FENIX, nanotechnological materials confirming the company's goal to anticipate and design cutting-edge aesthetic and technical solutions thanks to a constant investment in research and development, which represents 4% of turnover.
In fact, the HPL catalogue is enriched with new decorative items combined with unique finishes such as “Losa“, while the FENIX nanotechnological materials present new colours and the new FENIX NTA ™ metal surface.


The new decorative of HPL laminates

The new HPL “Losa“ finishing, awarded last May with the Interzum award: Intelligent Material and Design 2017, is a tribute to the slate stone materiality. The three-dimensional effect that characterizes it is obtained thanks to the twelve levels of engraving of the sheet used for production.
The HPL catalogue is enriched with a selection of new decorative items enhanced by material and expressive finishes such as Alevè, which is designed to give softness to the wood essence, Luna, characterized by “wrinkled“ lines ideal for decorations that reproduce the stones, Mika, with small brilliant drops sensitive to light variations and Flatting, marked by light material reliefs.


The FENIX NTA innovation and the new FENIX NTM colours

Arpa Industriale expands the range of products of the “FENIX“ brand with FENIX NTA, a material that is the result of in-house technology and three years of research and development.
FENIX NTA, or NanoTech Alloy material, is a “smart“ and super-opaque surface whose structure is composed of a metal sheet; this component makes it an extremely elegant and always up-to-date technological material for furniture. The material is also characterized by a surface treatment with new generation acrylic resins, hardened and fixed through the Electron Beam Curing process.
Soft to the touch, anti-fingerprint, resistant to scratches, FENIX NTA is excellent for visual comfort due to its opacity and has thermal reparability of superficial micro scratches. Easy to work and edge banding, FENIX NTA is ideal for projects that require a durable and non-corrosive metal material.
The other innovative material FENIX NTM expands its already extensive range with six new colours: Jaipur Red, Comodoro Green, Arizona Beige, Antrim Grey, Fes Blue, Orinoco Cacao. These colours are aesthetically modular with all the nuances of the FENIX collection. The nineteen colours are available in various thicknesses (from 0,9 mm to 12 mm) and in a full colour section (colour matching core).


Innovative surfaces and materials Arpa and FENIX: All the innovations presented at interzum 2023

'Surfaces with a view', a project by Zanellato/Bortotto, an immersive exhibition to discover the fundamental values of materials
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 19/05/2023
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

ARCHITECT@WORK Milan: where architects meet innovations

200 exhibitors will present over 500 new products, selected by a technical commission of experts
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 07/11/2022

The Euromobil Group chooses Fenix® for its new line of kitchens Sei

An innovative material with high technological content, durable, matt, anti-fingerprint, scratch-resistant and green
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 05/02/2020
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

"Cosentino We", the new global community for professionals in the sector

Digital platform offers new opportunities for architects, designers and marble workers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

Bloom, a new sustainable technology from Arpa Industriale

Technology for the heart of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM® materials
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 25/06/2019
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Transformaterials, the installation of Arpa Industriale at Fuorisalone 2019

Technological materials Fenix and Arpa HPL are transformed into furnishing elements
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 08/05/2019
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

The Anamorphix event by Fenix: in order to know the essence of FENIX materials

Previewed the new colours that enrich the collection
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/05/2018
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Ron Arad signs 10 LAYERS, an unusual Silestone® ping-pong table

The designer has reinterpreted the quartz surfaces in a creative way
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 03/04/2018
Company: Cosentino Group

12th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge

The competition is a point of reference for international architecture and design
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 22/01/2018
Company: Cosentino Group

Fenix NTM: Scenario, second edition

The innovative nanotech material for interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/02/2017