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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: the international contest addressed to students, it celebrates the 10ª edition

Cosentino Group, leading world producer and distributor of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, it celebrates the 10ª edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge, international contest addressed to students. Cosentino Design Challenge is an international contest with 21 institutions which collaborate: schools and universities distributed in four continents: Europe, Asia, Oceania and America. The contest involves two categories, architecture and design, and the principal aim is to promote the talent of pupils who study in any educational establishment or high school of design, architecture or interior architecture of the academic year 2015 -2016. The students who participate are called to deepen different conceptual approaches regarding the configuration of spaces, materials and the constructive systems according to guidelines specified for every category and by means of use of the products range Cosentino®. In this edition for the Architecture category students have to reflect on the theme “Cosentino and sport.“ The zone or the surface of intervention can freely be chosen by students. In the Design category it is proposed to work, instead, on the theme “Commercial Elements“, playing with the surfaces. Students must not forget to include in the final project the application of one or more Cosentino products. The term for the presentation of the proposals expires on June 7th 2016. All the projects must entirely have introduced in electronic form through the page web of the contest: https://www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org/ For both categories they are planned three prizes of the value of 1.000 Euro each, for a total amount of 6.000 Euro. The decision of the jury, composed by personality of prestige of the architecture and the design world, it will be made known in the month of June 2016. The Cosentino Group introduced the contest near the Colegio Oficial de Decoradores y Diseñadores de Interior of Madrid. Santiago Alfonso, Communication and Marketing Director of the Cosentino Group, Adelina Salinas, architect and coordinator of the contest and Ricardo Santonja (I+D+art), teacher near the university of Saragozza (UNIZAR) involved in the project, they had the charge to present the project to students, teachers and journalists. During the presentation the prizes have been delivered to the winning pupils of the last edition.