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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.

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

Lapitec, the Veneto-based manufacturer of the surface of the same name, is attending Sicam 2023 where it is presenting, in an exhibition designed for the occasion, its new range of veined colours in different sintered stone finishes.

The material, manufactured through a sintering process from a powder mixture of 100% natural minerals without the addition of pigments or inks, has recently been recognised by the European Commission through the award of a CE mark.

Lapitec sintered stone is offered in large size slabs, up to 1540 mm x 3440 mm, with three possible thicknesses (12, 20 and 30 mm), slabs that can be used for kitchen tops, vertical surfaces and other indoor and outdoor accessories.


Lapitec: a material with a customisable finish

Available in a range of colours inspired by nature, from white to black, passing through a variation of greys and browns, Lapitec is a sintered stone "in full mass": the colour of the slabs, the result of the mineral mixture and not of prints, is in fact identical in every point of the slab's thickness, a characteristic that allows it to be processed throughout its entire thickness, with constancy of appearance and performance.

Smooth, opaque, glossy or with varying degrees of roughness, the material can be customised in its finish and in all cases remains pore-free on the surface, guaranteeing hygiene and ease of cleaning, important elements especially in the kitchen environment. Resistant to stains, heat and temperature fluctuations, Lapitec sintered stone can be processed to integrate under-top technologies such as touch controls or heated and cooled countertops.


Sink and hob collection

Another novelty from the company is the inclusion in the catalogue of Orion, a collection of sinks that can be integrated with the top with continuity of colour, and Lapitec Chef, a hob patented by the company, totally invisible and operated by special food-grade silicone mats, which once removed leave the surface free to accommodate any other activity.

Lapitec sintered stone: five new full-body colours

A covering material particularly suitable for the kitchen world, 100% natural, without resins, inks or petroleum derivatives
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 31/03/2023
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

The company has patented the mineral formula for a material completely free of crystalline silica
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 26/01/2022
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

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

A high-tech solution that eliminates pathogens from surfaces 24 hours a day
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

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

Lapitec® presents the first sintered stone slabs in the world with a through vein

A material with strong innovative connotations, an important technological achievement, the result of years of intense research
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 29/11/2019
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

The super metallic colour collection for Franke Fragranite sinks

Four new shades designed to enhance the kitchen and its design
Category: Kitchen sinks
Publication date: 15/05/2018

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

Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

Frames Collection by Franke: sinks, hobs, ovens, cooker hoods

67 technological, efficient and sophisticated items for creating your ideal kitchen
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 08/09/2017