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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.

Gekil® antibacterial treatment by Marmo Arredo for sanitised and protected kitchen tops

Marmo Arredo, a company that produces and transforms marble, granite, natural stone and composite materials, thanks to its constant technological research, has developed Gekil®, an innovative antibacterial treatment that is active 24 hours a day.
In a period like the present, when more and more importance is given to the hygiene and health of domestic environments, especially in the kitchen, Gekil® is the tangible answer to these new needs. Gekil® treatment creates an invisible barrier against germs and bacteria, preventing their proliferation and protecting the healthiness and hygiene of surfaces. The kitchen worktop is certainly the surface that lends itself most to the application of Gekil® treatment, as it is the most intensely lived-in surface, on which many daily activities take place.


Gekil®: a treatment with constant anti-pathogenic activity

Gekil® is the first antibacterial treatment with constant anti-pathogenic activity, independent of the presence of light, an activating factor in many other proposals in the sector, capable of making quartz kitchen countertops sanitised and protected 24 hours a day. Pathogens are rendered inactive as Gekil® acts on their lipid membrane and denatures them, transforming them into water vapour and non-toxic organic substances. Surfaces treated with Gekil® also eliminate any odours, reducing the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air and helping to purify the air of pollutants it contains. The processing is permanent and protection is guaranteed for up to 5 years. Gekil® also contributes to the respect of the environment as the kitchen countertop does not need to be sanitised repeatedly, thus eliminating the use of disinfectants and reducing the resulting pollution.


Gekil® a functional plus for quartz processed by Marmo Arredo

Gekil® antibacterial treatment can be applied to Quartzforms technical surfaces and to the natural stone tops produced by Marmo Arredo, expanding, with this additional distinctive feature, the already numerous qualities of the different products.
It further enhances the quartzforms manufactured by Marmo Arredo, which are distinguished by their high resistance to stains, heat, chemical and physical aggression, non-porous and impermeability, a wide range of colours and finishes and a 25-year guarantee.
Gekil® has obtained ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) certification, which ensures that all ingredients contained in the formulation have been deposited and included in the list of Article 95 of the law on biocides, and Catas certification, which attests to the quality and safety of components and products used in the wood, furniture and building sectors.


An entrepreneurial force combining design and technology

The launch of surfaces with the Gekil® antibacterial treatment confirms the entrepreneurial strength of the Scapin Group, which continues to position itself in the market as a company capable of combining design excellence with a high technological profile. The Group is also committed to donating a significant part of the proceeds from the sale of Gekil® treatment to Research.
For over 40 years, Marmo Arredo has guaranteed the market its ability to combine the most advanced technological research with craftsmanship and design.

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.

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

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

Lapitec sintered stone slabs: new colours and high-tech kitchen tops

Projects and solutions in line with market demands
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

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