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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.

Cosentino Design Challenge: 16th edition presented
Cosentino, a Spanish company that manufactures and distributes innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, presents the sixteenth edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC) aimed at architecture and design students from around the world.
The themes of the new edition are "Rethinking the creative and working space in the home" and "The fifth facade: a reflection on the roof". Once again this year, the CDC jury will award proposals focused on environmental friendliness and sustainability, conceptual and technical quality, creativity and innovation.


The themes of the CDC16

There are two themes of the Cosentino Design Challenge that will inspire participants to develop their projects: one in the Design category and one in the Architecture category.
In the Design category, this year's theme is "Rethinking the creative and working space in the home". The objective is to develop innovative projects designed for working at home.
In the Architecture category, the theme is "The fifth facade: a reflection on the roof". Proposals in this category should combine energy use with livability, sustainability and design.
The CDC leaves students free to develop their own projects with only one requirement: the final project must include some of Cosentino's innovative surfaces: Silestone®, Dekton® and/or Sensa by Cosentino®.
Applications are now open and can be submitted until June 1, 2022. Also in June, the verdict of the jury will be announced, composed of a professor from each school participating in the initiative, an internationally renowned architect or designer and a Cosentino representative. For each category there will be three first prizes of 1,000 euros each and three second prizes.


Supporting the talent and creativity of tomorrow's professionals

Through the Cosentino Design Challenge, the Cosentino group aims to support the talent and creativity of future generations of professionals. The competition thus becomes an important opportunity for students to come into contact with innovative materials and surfaces that, tomorrow, they will be able to use in their work projects.
Cosentino Design Challenge enjoys the support and collaboration of 31 national and international schools and universities, as well as professionals in the field, demonstrating the prestige of the initiative.
All details to participate in the CDC16 are available on https://cosentinodesignchallenge.org/