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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.

Franke Stone by Lapitec®: the sintered full-body stone

Four finishes and ten colors for an exclusive beauty

An important collaboration is born between two marks of relief in the world of the international kitchen. Franke, in fact, since January it has proposed a new finish realized in collaboration with Lapitec®, leader company in manufacturing of plates in sintered stone great “ full-body“  format. The name of the novelty is Franke Stone by Lapitec® and it brings in the catalog of the Swiss company all the technical and aesthetic qualities of the sintered stone to all mass. The sintered full-body stone is natural to 100% and  it is a material without resins and petroleum products. Franke Stone by Lapitec® is available in four finishes and ten colors. The four finishes offer different tactile experiences maintaining to high levels the function of use of the kitchen. Dune remembers the desert sand and the charm of the broken stone typical of the slate; Vesuvio is a surface more structured, with a sand-blasted and brushed effect; Satin expresses a refined elegance and a perception very similar to the silk; Lux exalts and amplifies in natural and delicate way the brightness of the environments. The ten available colors cover all the chromatic palette and they allow to harmonize the kitchen counter with all the domestic spaces and with every aesthetical style: Arctic, White Polar, Tobacco, Mocha, Ebony, Grey Cement, Grey Lead, Black Anthracite, Pattern Perla and  Pattern Coral.
The process of production of the Franke Stone by Lapitec® is patented and it assures a great mechanical resistance of the material allowing to have plates of great dimensions (1500x3365 mm) available in three calibrated thicknesses of 12, 20 and 30 mm. These characteristics allow to minimize the joints and to realize elegant and refined kitchen counters.
Franke Stone by Lapitec® is besides an antibacterial, stain-resistant material easy to clean and it assures a great mechanical resistance: qualities that make it ideal for the applications in the kitchen.