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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 winning projects of the 15th edition

The winning projects of the fifteenth edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC), the international competition promoted by the Cosentino Group to encourage the creativity and talent of architecture and design students from all over the world, have been announced.
A total of 309 projects were submitted to this year's competition, 196 in the Architecture category and 113 in the Design category, by European, American, and Asian students.
Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Communication and Marketing of the Cosentino Group and President of the CDC Competition, said he was proud of the large number of projects submitted, especially in a particularly complex year.
For her part, interior designer Soledad Ordóñez, one of the members of the jury, said: “For a competition created for students, I was particularly impressed by the level of expertise shown in the projects submitted. There is a stark contrast between the conceptual designs and those applicable in everyday life. My sincere congratulations for all the efforts and work done.
Cosentino Design Challenge 15 was supported by 32 schools and universities, some of which have included this competition in their academic calendar. Adelina Salinas, architect, and Cosentino Design Challenge coordinator, explained that “just as the schools and universities had to adapt to online classes, the CDC had to make an effort to provide online presentations in such a way as to be able to reach the whole world and, especially, the students of the 32 partner academic institutions“.

Cosentino Design Challenge: the winning projects

Six projects, three in the Architecture category and three in the Design category, were awarded prizes and will receive €1,000 each. In addition, three runners-up were chosen in each category and will receive a certificate of participation in the Cosentino Design Challenge.
For the Architecture category, whose theme was “Kitchens with soul - new visions for everyday spaces“, the three winning projects are: “On the rock“ by Manon Capel (ESAM Design); “Culinary spot of light“ by Maria Nicolina Dobras (UNIZAR); “The Golden Hour“ by Robin Kavalirek (Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences).
In the Design category, which developed the theme “Cosentino... material and sensations“, the following three projects won: “Hotel lobby“ by Ignacio Rivera (ETSAM) - in the opening photo; “Meraki“ by Clara Molina Soria, Diego Cuenca Piqueras, Elías Amorós Quiles, Estefanía Henao Tabares, Raquel Miralles del Rincón (EASDA); “Eternal, memorial stone“ by Carmen Amigo Vega, Víctor González Castellanos, Celia Hernández Feijóo (Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales (EII), Universidad de Valladolid (UVa).
Runners-up in the Architecture category who received the certificate: “LED - Let´s Eat and Dance“ by Marina Tovar Fukuoka (ESNE); “Camping Cosentino“ by Marina Domingo (ETSAM) and “Oblique“ by Luis Mínguez González (ETSAM).
Runners-up in the Design category: “INMANENT“ by Pablo Pérez García, Marina Peña Varona, Rubén Quevedo Martínez (Universidad de Valladolid (Uva); “The Sound of Self-Care“ by Daniel Calopino Madariaga (Artediez) and “Collision“ by Irene Martínez Llorca, Isabel Santos Campo, Marina Gutiérrez García (Universidad de Valladolid (Uva).

HIMACS European Architecture & Design Awards 2023 competition: creativity, innovation and inspiration

The award aims to recognise creative excellence in the fields of architecture and design
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 13/11/2023
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

Let's Design Contest: the Cosentino Group launches the second edition

The ideas competition, aimed at interior designers and architects, features the new 2023 collection of ultra-compact Dekton® Pietra Kode slabs
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 20/03/2023
Company: Cosentino Group

Cosentino Design Challenge: the winners of the 16th edition

Seven projects have been awarded, selected by a jury of excellence that has viewed 490 proposals from all over the world
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 18/07/2022
Company: Cosentino Group

Let's Design ideas contest: Cosentino launches a new contest for designers and interior architects

The focus of the contest is to design a furnishing accessory using the ultra-compact surface Dekton®
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Industry news
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Company: Cosentino Group

Cosentino Design Challenge: 15th edition presented with an online event

The international competition dedicated to design and architecture students from all over the world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/12/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

The 14th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge is presented

The international competition is aimed at design and architecture students from all over the world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Company: Cosentino Group