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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.

L'ASTRO laminated glass: Vitrik's exclusive new material embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals
A laminated, technical/decorative glass embellished with thousands of Swarovski® crystals, all placed by hand, using a patented technique: this is L'ASTRO® the exclusive material produced by Vitrik, which captures and enhances light.

Born out of intensive research and development in the world of laminated glass, L'ASTRO® is a material that offers great design versatility, being able to be used in many applications from a table top to a boiserie, from a reception desk to a door to the inside of a shower cubicle.

Highly decorative, it succeeds in enhancing the elegance of original Swarovski® crystals in a creative, uncluttered and functional way, protecting them with practical, smooth, safe and easy-to-clean glass panes.


Craftsmanship and customisation

L'ASTRO® is a material produced entirely in Italy, completely by hand, by expert personnel. Each panel is a unique piece, the result of professionalism and time: around 40,000 Swarovski crystals per square metre are all positioned by hand, one by one, between two sheets of glass, with microscopic differences in the distances between them, in a typically artisanal process.

The customisation possibilities are endless: the design, the shape of the glass, the colours of the crystals, as well as various technical and functional details, can be customised according to the designer's needs. L'ASTRO®'s specialised technicians study the best solutions for each project to enhance the material's final aesthetic performance, taking into account the application context.


The best Swarovski® crystals for certified panels

For the production of L'ASTRO® panels, the brightest and most faceted crystals on the market were chosen: Xirius Rose Cut Swarovski® crystals. Inserted inside the glass panes, these crystals not only retain their brilliance, with reflections that vary according to the movement of light, but their elegance is also enhanced without being dazzling to the eye.

As a guarantee of the stones' authenticity, L'ASTRO® panels are accompanied by the seal "Crystals from Swarovski®", which features a sophisticated traceability system with a unique identification number. Available in a rich range of colours, which is constantly being updated, Swarovski® crystals offer designers an infinite palette of inspiration.


A versatile, safe and functional material

L'ASTRO® is a safe material because it is made of tempered glass and guaranteed by international third-party certification. It is also hygienic, easy to clean and retains its brilliance and brightness over time.

Perfectly coplanar support surfaces and totally smooth vertical panelling ensure maximum ease of maintenance and safety. L'ASTRO® laminated glass is a functional element with a strong decorative effect, great design versatility and extreme ease of use and maintenance.

SapienStone 4D ceramic slabs for technologically advanced surfaces

An important technological innovation from which furnishing solutions with aesthetic, functional and emotional contents take shape
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Mineral materials
Publication date: 22/02/2023

SAIB's new generation Mathera surface: totally recycled, totally recyclable

Versatile, ecological and sustainable, a valid design tool for furniture and interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 09/11/2022

Antibacterial slabs for Marazzi kitchen tops presented at Milan Design Week 2022

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial technology, applied for the first time to large stoneware slabs
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 07/07/2022

Hinges for furniture Sensys by Hettich: functionality and aesthetics

They can be applied to glass doors, thin doors or thick doors
Category: Furniture Hinges
Publication date: 16/07/2019
Company: Hettich Italia