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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 from Scapin Group: the new generation of environmentally friendly slabs

Once again this year, Scapin Group, a specialist in the processing of marble, granite, composite materials and agglomerates for the building and furnishing industry, participated with its brands Marmo Arredo and Quartzforms®, at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The design of the stand was entrusted, for the third consecutive year, to Studio Stefano Boeri Interiors, which was able to highlight the surfaces and numerous new products. 


Ecotone™: the surface in recycled components 

Among the novelties presented by Quartzforms®, the Scapin Group brand specialised in the production of quartz mineral surfaces, four new surfaces that expand the Ecotone™ - New Era collection, launched last year.


Quartzforms® Ecotone™ collection - New Era, Mahal surface 

The result of significant research and experimentation, Ecotone™is the new generation of slabs made from recycled components, resin derived from bio compound and with a crystalline silica content of less than 5%. Through the most advanced technology applied to quartz, Ecotone™offers a low environmental impact alternative while maintaining excellent technical performance such as resistance to impacts, scratches, stains and acidic substances. 


A new concept in interior design 

In nature, the ecotone is a transitional environment between two ecosystems or, more generally, between two homogeneous yet distinct entities.Ecotone™ stands precisely as a transitional material between technical quartz, produced with a traditional methodology, and a more cutting-edge surface that places its main focus on respecting our planet. In fact, the production of Ecotone™ slabs uses 60 percent energy from wind power and includes the recycling of the water used. 

“Today we can proudly say,” explains Marco Scapin, Art Director of Scapin Group, “that we have achieved a fundamental goal: the research and development of products with a minimal impact on the environment, thanks to the use of energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar power, and the almost total recycling of the water used for processing. On this basis, we bring to life projects of inestimable beauty, which are proving to be a valuable source of inspiration for the most creative designers: this is our contribution to a new, evolved conception of interior design.” 


Ecotone™ Collection- New Era: four new surfaces 

Ideal for use as kitchen countertops, as well as bathroom and wall and floor coverings, the surfaces in the Ecotone™- New Era collection are available in gloss and matte finishes, in 320 x 155 cm format and 2 or 3 cm thickness. 

The four new surfaces in the collection are Mahal, Lasa, Poseidon and Crono.


Quartzforms® Ecotone™ collection - New Era, Crono surface 

Mahal features very fine, stippled veins on a beige background creating a warm, refined surface. Lasa is characterized by a warm white background against which appear gray veins and copper and bronze mottling in an oblique direction, creating a material with a strong identity. 

Marked lines and veins distinguish Poseidon, whose gray-colored texture stands out against the crystalline white background. A versatile surface that fits into any environment giving brightness and character. Lastly, a symbol of refinement and elegance, the black color characterizes Crono whose white and bronze-colored veins create a play of contrasting tones.


Unprecedented aesthetic and functional relationships 

Scapin Group continues in its desire to tell its story through a dual narrative that features, on the one hand, the group's ability to propose innovative surfaces and, on the other, its sensitivity to proposing new design solutions for the world of architecture and interiors through the Marmo Arredo brand. Related to this is the theme of the 2024 collections, “Synapses between surfaces,” which, through creative collaborations with designers and companies, aims to propose novel aesthetic and functional relationships between surfaces and materials that are different from each other, expanding their application possibilities.

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Marble Furniture, Zante bathtub made in collaboration with Geromin Group 

These include the new collection of furniture born from the collaboration with Inedito Asnaghi and the new Ecotone bathtub made together with Geromin and, again, the new flooring solutions developed together with Mardegan Legno. Also present at the stand is the Chiglia collection of tables and consoles, signed by Stefano Boeri Interiors in the version with Ecotone top and glass legs that stands out for its essentiality and formal elegance. 


In the opening photo, Quartzforms® Ecotone™ collection - New Era, Poseidon surface

Circular economy: igus makes the first energy chain entirely from recycled material

Preserving resources and extending the life cycle of the product, this is the goal of the new cradle-chain E2.1.CG
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 29/08/2022
Company: Igus S.r.l.

Sunlit Days quartz surfaces: the first zero-emission collection from Silestone®

Created with HybriQ® by Silestone® technology, the collection is inspired by the Mediterranean, its colors and nature.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 16/06/2021
Company: Cosentino Group

Ecological material PaperStone® wins Archiproducts Design Awards 2020

A green material made exclusively from 100% recycled and FSC®-certified paper
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 16/12/2020
Company: Sadun

Solid Surface: Hi-macs® presents the new Aurora range of colours

Evolution of the Marble collection, the new shades inspired by the fascinating Northern Lights
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 18/06/2020
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

Ultra-compact surfaces: Cosentino presents the new

Four series of colours with their own personality in terms of design and innovation
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 23/03/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

Large format slabs of Infinity to create worktops, kitchen tops and furniture

An innovative technology to obtain slabs that recreate the effect of natural marble
Category: Mineral materials
Publication date: 24/02/2020

Laminam, ceramic slabs of large size and minimum thickness

Solutions to satisfy both the architecture and furniture world
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Company: Laminam S.p.A

Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Company: Cosentino Group

Technological surfaces Dekton and Cosentino Silestone Group

A Eurocucina and Milan Design Week 2014
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 22/03/2014

Silestone Nebula Code five new colors

Uninnovazione in the world of quartz surfaces
Category: Kitchen tops
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