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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.

Diafos translucent laminate by Abet Laminati: also suitable for lighting
The translucent laminate Diafos, produced for the first time in 1987 by Abet Laminati and awarded the Compasso d'Oro the same year, has recently been re-proposed in a contemporary key with new formats and colors by the company's two design curators, Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni.


Experimenting with matter and light

Diafos, the first translucent laminate with three-dimensional decoration, is the result of long research that has combined technology, design and aesthetic intuition. It is the ideal solution for those who want to experiment with matter and light, enhancing transparency and color.

Its transparency has inspired the designers Panter & Tourron who, using a sheet of Diafos, have created ".6mm", a transparent and flat lamp, 6mm thin, in which function, interface and structure become form. The ".6mm" lamp was born from the visual, tactile and auditory analysis of Diafos: its translucent surface is in fact also capacitive, that is able to transform the fingers into conductors that induce a variation of the electric field, generating commands, like a touch screen.

The two designers have set up the Diafos sheet with a string of LEDs (the light source) and with the electronic components, specially designed, left visible. Switching on and off is done thanks to a dimmer designed in an extra-large version. The electric cables, flat, complete the transformation of all the functional elements of the product into aesthetic details.

The lamp ".6mm" has been realized on the occasion of the exhibition "SuperSuperfici! - the spirit of Memphis reloaded", the project by Giulio Iacchetti and Matteo Ragni designed to celebrate 40 years of Memphis.


Diafos: a material for design and architecture

Diafos is the result of a journey into the culture of design where it is no longer the objects that have to adapt to the material, but it is the material itself that is designed to create the most diverse furnishings and accessories. The translucent laminate Diafos becomes a protagonist, a real design tool for architects and designers: it represents the best solution for home, office, contract, for sliding doors, partitions and, in general, for all those situations where you want to enjoy the filtered light and not direct.

Available in three thicknesses (0.6mm, 1.6mm and 5mm), it is available in a palette of six contemporary solid pastel colors (pink, light blue, green, yellow, gray and white).  Like all Abet laminates, it can also be customized through digital printing.

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
Publication date: 03/02/2022

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.

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

‏Dry connection system Lock of Abet Laminati

‏Innovative technology to easily realise furnishing elements
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 30/10/2017

The innovative surface Polaris of Abet Laminati

Opaque, velvety and resistant
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 04/01/2016

Morematt and Morewood of Puricelli

High-tech and environmentally friendly laminated
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 11/02/2015