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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.

Häfele AluSplash® kitchen cladding panels: easy to fix and pleasing to the eye

To protect the area behind the sink, hob and worktop in the kitchen, a good alternative to ceramic tiles is to use cladding panels or splashback panels, named after their function in the kitchen.  
Häfele AluSplash® is an innovative kitchen wall protector, an elegant yet cost-effective solution for both new kitchens and renovations, perfect for covering existing tiled walls.
It is available in a variety of vibrant or subtle colour tones and in a choice of brilliant glass or matt finish. The UV-resistant surface finish guarantees colour fidelity and, depending on the surface, either a lasting brightness or a matt tone. The panels are manufactured with different finishes on both sides.


Häfele AluSplash®: quick and easy to fix

Häfele AluSplash® is a lightweight panel with an aluminium structure that can be fixed to the wall and adapted quickly: thanks to its thickness of only 4 mm, the cladding panels are easy to cut to size and can be installed by means of 90° V-grooves on the corners of the walls for a seamless cladding. Machining for sockets and other devices generally located on the scullery wall can also be done easily with conventional tools. Fixing is done by a combination of double-sided adhesive tape, building silicone and aluminium profiles. The Häfele AluSplash® cladding panels can also be joined practically without visible joints using connection profiles.


Häfele AluSplash® kitchen wall panels: hygiene and safety

The smooth, seamless surface of Häfele AluSplash® kitchen cladding panels ensures optimum hygiene by preventing dirt from accumulating. They are also easy to care for: for cleaning and protection of the shiny Häfele AluSplash® cladding panels we recommend the Vuplex® spray, which protects the panel surface from grease splashes and dirt deposits, so that it can be cleaned with just a damp cloth. It is best to avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools.
Häfele AluSplash® splashback panels can be used behind any type of hob, even gas hobs, because they consist of a fire retardant mineral core that complies with various international fire regulations (EN-13501, BS 476 P6 & P7, ASTM E-84, AS/NZ 1530.3). Häfele AluSplash® cladding panels are also unbreakable, durable and resistant.

Lapitec sintered stone: a high-performance material for kitchen worktops

A natural and ecological surface, ultra-resistant to stains, scratches and the effects of time
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 13/10/2023
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

The Lapitec Chef induction hob wins the Kitchen Innovation Awards 2023

Awarded for its perfect mix of aesthetics and technology, performance and functionality by visitors to the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 27/02/2023
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

Hob Candy Elite

Technology and innovative design
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 25/06/2014

Franke presents Crystal Capsule Collection

Technology and aesthetic sophistication in the kitchen
Category: Kitchen sinks, Stainless steel sinks
Publication date: 26/02/2014