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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.

Ecotone Surfaces by Quartzforms: from Scapin Group slabs with a more sustainable formulation
Scapin Group, an Italian company specialising in the transformation of marble, granite, natural stone and composite materials, took part in the Salone del Mobile.Milano in a stand designed by Stefano Boeri Interiors where it presented the new products resulting from its collaboration with the renowned architecture studio, the Quartzforms and "New Era" collections of Ecotone™ slabs and a prototype conceived by the Marmo Arredo Research & Development department.


Ecotone™ by Quartzforms®: a more sustainable formulation

Previewed at the 2022 edition of Marmomac, Scapin Group launched the new Ecotone™by Quartzforms® surfaces, a line of slabs made with a more sustainable and environmentally friendly technological formulation.

Ecotone™ slabs are in fact made from recycled glass, resin derived from biocompound and silica free, in response to the increasingly felt need to reconsider the relationship between natural and manufactured. Ecotone™ is in fact a transitional material between technical quartz produced with a traditional methodology and a more avant-garde surface that places its main focus on respect for our planet. The production of Ecotone™ slabs uses 60% energy from wind power and provides for the recycling of the water used.


New Era Ecotone™ Collection

New Era Ecotone™ is the name of the collection of slabs offered in four colours Atlantis, Gold, Mystic and Nirvana, all fine-grained surfaces that identify distinct colours, furrowed by vein patterns, capable of responding to different furnishing needs.

Two further Ecotone™ proposals are also the result of the company's professional partnership with Stefano Boeri Interiors: two colours, White and Anthracite, both characterised by micro veins that gradually thicken from one short side of the slab to the other, giving the surface a shaded effect.

The slabs of the New Era Ecotone™ collection are available in glossy and matt finish, in 320 cm x 155 cm size and 2 or 3 cm thickness.


New products

At the Scapin Group's stand, unprecedented complements were harmoniously inserted between the slabs of the collections, offering visitors the chance to see the materials applied to the products and to understand the company's high manufacturing capacity: the Chiglia table series and the Tecla boiserie, born from the creative synergy with Studio Boeri Interiors, and the 'L'isola che non c'è' prototype.

In addition to a version of the Chiglia table measuring 270x100 cm, with a base and top in Ecotone™ New Era Mystic silk finish, a 150 x 50 cm console table was presented at the stand, which picks up on the linear forms of the table while maintaining its aesthetic rigour and formal elegance.

Another novelty, displayed in all the available size variants (150x100x25 cm, 100x100x25 cm, 100x75x25 cm) was the Chiglia low table, a low table with a truncated pyramid-shaped base in mirrored steel (supermirror), and tops in Ecotone™ New Era Gold, Mystic and Nirvana, all in silk finish.

The Tecla boiserie covered the niche of the stand with 30-60-90 cm modules, creating a backdrop that highlighted the Antracite slabs, silk finish, in gradient texture.

L'Isola che non c'è, a creation of Offmat, the Research & Development department of Marmo Arredo, is a design product that becomes both hob and table. Presented in Ecotone™ New Era Mystic, silk finish, it was realised in collaboration with Asko, which created an induction hob with a minimal thickness that blends perfectly with the surface.

Hettich Group: 1.3 billion euro turnover in 2023

Despite a 14% year-on-year decline, the Group looks to the future with confidence as it continues to develop innovative solutions for the furniture industry
Category: Furniture hardware, Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 23/02/2024
Company: Hettich Italia

SAIB's new generation Mathera surface: totally recycled, totally recyclable

Versatile, ecological and sustainable, a valid design tool for furniture and interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 09/11/2022

Sustainability, care for people and the environment: the corporate mission of Stone Italiana

The 2021 Sustainability Report has been published, which records a growth in turnover of 21% compared to the 2021 forecasts of the three-year plan
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 25/07/2022

Antibacterial slabs for Marazzi kitchen tops presented at Milan Design Week 2022

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial technology, applied for the first time to large stoneware slabs
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 07/07/2022

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

Fulgor Milano: 70 years of excellence and innovation in the world of cooking

Household appliances with rigorous aesthetics and high technology
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Company: Fulgor Milano

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Interzum 2017 achieves record results

The Cologne fair saw a 19% increase in visitors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/05/2017
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH


Ovens, hobs, chimney hoods and sinks with mixer coordinated in an exclusive finish.
Category: built-in ovens for the kitchen
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