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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.

Kitchens for luxury homes: trends according to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, international luxury real estate brokerage network, confirms that Italy is the primary destination for international real estate investments. 

"When choosing a property, whether as a first or second residence or as an investment," explains Marina Rizzotto Yakovleva, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Palazzo Estate, "there are several elements that express luxury. From our vantage point we see that high-end clients, especially those from the USA, are looking for the perfect combination of Italian style and the latest trends. Whether it is on Lake Maggiore, a new destination of growing interest, or on the coast of Tuscany, more and more Americans are attracted to Italian-style luxury, but are looking for smart, high-class solutions'. 


A functional and aesthetically appealing kitchen 

The privileged environment of the home, even in the luxury sector, is still the kitchen that plays a fundamental role in shaping how the rest of the property is perceived. A luxury kitchen, however, is not only a purely functional place for food preparation, but, thanks to the use of refined and exclusive materials and the introduction of works of art and antiques, must also be aesthetically fascinating, where conviviality and style converge in a harmonious synergy.

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In this regard, it is interesting to note that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Palazzo Estate has identified five trends dedicated to the kitchen of luxury homes, commented by architect Luca Bortolotto.


An increasingly 'living' kitchen 

Luca Bortolotto, an architect collaborating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, emphasised that the concept of the kitchen as a purely functional element, hidden from the rest of the house, is now a thing of the past. In this environment, which is now part of our daily life, we find more and more styles and ideas used for example in living rooms. 

"For an increasingly convivial space," adds Luca Bortolotto, "come finishes such as wallpaper, usually associated with rooms such as the living room. Very trendy is the use of surfaces with a three-dimensional effect using milled panels that can give a new design aesthetic. These are exclusive and innovative finishes capable of giving the room a refined yet modern and unique look.

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"And speaking of materials," continues Bortolotto, "great space is given to natural materials such as wood and marble, or very resistant ones such as porcelain stoneware. A special mention goes to Fenix, a latest-generation compound that is also increasingly used in luxury kitchens. In addition to having multiple declinations at an aesthetic level, it is resistant to scratches, knocks, heat and rubbing, and regenerates thanks to its thermo-repairability: perfect for rediscovering the kitchen in everyday life, while maintaining high standards of quality and functionality".


The Five Kitchen Trends 

These are the five trends for kitchens in luxury homes: minimalism, ecological materials, personal style, cutting-edge technology, concealed ventilation systems. 

A key element in the design of luxury kitchens is undoubtedly minimalism: clean, linear lines, an expression of essential, timeless design. 

Kitchens in luxury residences embrace sustainability, adopting ecological materials and eco-friendly innovations. From furniture made of recycled wood to energy-efficient appliances: attention to aesthetics, but also a commitment to a greener, more sustainable future.

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The kitchen as an expression of personal style. From appliances to tiles, each element represents a unique opportunity to express one's personality. 

The kitchen must also be technological: touch screen control centres are appreciated, with shopping list management, music and television streaming and synchronisation with other smart home devices. 

The open approach that characterises the contemporary kitchen extends to the integration of innovative solutions, such as concealed ventilation systems that guarantee the perfect union of form and function.

Hob, hood and oven in a single product: LHOV by Elica is born

Refined design and smart, efficient and functional solutions that, with the support of technology, improve the quality of life
Category: Hobs, built-in ovens for the kitchen, kitchen hoods
Publication date: 29/06/2022
Company: Elica S.p.A

Decorative laminates Colors Collection: from Abet Laminati over 140 solid colors inspired by spring

Available in various types, the surfaces are ideal for any environment, both domestic and contract
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 06/04/2022

Florim stone porcelain stoneware surfaces: large design slabs, multi-certified

Maximum versatility to realise kitchen tops, bathroom tops, washbasin tops and tables.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 30/12/2021

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.

FederlegnoArredo 2021 data: growing trend for the furniture sector

Macrosystem furniture and lighting: sales Italy +21.4%, exports + 5.7% compared to 2019
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 10/09/2021

The Smart Home market: research by the Internet of Things Observatory

According to survey results 69% of consumers know about the smart home, 43% own a smart object
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 11/03/2021

Bora hob extraction systems: now in Italy with its own sales network

Objective for 2021 to concentrate efforts on doubling distribution in Italy
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 19/02/2021

Laminam ceramic slabs: new surfaces presented live streaming 2020

Four new products for outdoor architecture, interior design and furnishing surfaces
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 30/07/2020
Company: Laminam S.p.A

Ostermann: three new ABS edges with a matt metallic effect for Fenix NTA surfaces

ABS edges have a thin layer of real metal and a super matt and brushed finish
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 17/01/2020
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Eternal Noir and Silken Pearl: two new proposals from the Silestone® Eternal quartz collection

The new colours enhance the beauty of marble, which is becoming more and more a protagonist of the furniture of the future.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 14/01/2020
Company: Cosentino Group