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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.

Earthic® by Silestone® XM hybrid surfaces: the new sustainable collection from Cosentino

Cosentino's new Earthic® by Silestone® XM hybrid surface collection, developed in collaboration with design studio Formafantasma, is the result of an intensive research project on product and production process sustainability. 

Presented at Milan Design Week, Earthic surfaces are made from a new blend of premium minerals and more than 30 percent recycled materials-such as glass, PET, post-consumer bio-resin and recycled Dekton® fragments-that significantly reduces the extraction of raw materials, limiting soil erosion and CO2 emissions.


The Earthic®Silestone®XM surface in the RAW version A Cosentino Studio 

XM marks another step toward sustainability by ushering in a new category of Silestone® surfaces produced with a maximum crystalline silica content of 10 percent. 

In addition, thanks to Cosentino's Hybriq+® technology, the entire production cycle uses 99 percent recycled water and 100 percent renewable electricity.


More sustainable production approaches

Earthic is a project that focuses on concern for the Planet and minimizes the impact of Cosentino surfaces by producing in a more conscious way. 

Design studio Formafantasma has explored more sustainable production approaches with Cosentino by transforming waste materials into carriers of the future.


The Earthic®Silestone®XM surface in the FFROM01 Formafantasma version. 

Post-industrial recycled glass becomes an integral part of the surface and shapes the design from within. Recycled PET joins the formulation as does post-consumer bioresin derived from vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil. Even fragments of ultra-compact Dekton® stone, discarded from the production process at Cosentino factories, are reused to produce new surfaces that last.


Earthic Collection: two color series

The Earthic collection comes in two color series: Earthic / FFROM X Formafantasma, with three different surfaces that reflect the origin and provenance of the materials, while also representing the innovation and transformation of these recycled materials into something new, and Earthic / RAW X Cosentino Studio, which includes three patterns and colors that capture the essence of the material in its most authentic state, combined with shapes that can express a new aesthetic.


The Earthic®Silestone®XM surface in the RAW A Cosentino Studio version


The Earthic Lab installation at Fuorisalone

The Earthic surface collection was also the thread running through the Earthic Lab installation curated by Formafantasma that Cosentino presented at Fuorisalone within the historic walls of the striking Teatro Gerolamo.


The Earthic Lab installation curated by Formafantasma at the Gerolamo Theater

The objective of the installation was to accompany visitors to explore the research conducted for the development of the eponymous collection by proposing an experiential journey toward ethical production and a new concept of innovative surfaces. 

A video interview with Formafantasma also emphasized the importance of addressing sustainability within the industry through the use of new sources of recycled raw materials, which also has a positive impact on the design and appearance of the final product itself. 


In the opening photo, Cosentino's Earthic® by Silestone® XM surface in the Earthic / FFROM X 03 Formafantasma version: an anthracite background with recycled PET flakes scattered across the surface.

Raukantex edges from Rehau: more durable and aesthetically perfect components

Three new edging solutions presented at Sicam 2023: Raukantex pigment, folding and lumina
Category: Furniture drawers, wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 30/10/2023
Company: REHAU SpA

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

Materially: ideal partner for the development of innovation strategies starting from materials

Objective to promote dialogue between producers of innovative materials and their users
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 03/02/2020

Architect@work Milano: architects meet the most innovative products and materials

Theme of this edition: “IN / OUT: the circular economy in architecture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 12/11/2019

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018