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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 invents and patents Biorite®, a new natural mineral thanks to which Lapitec® sintered stone officially becomes silica-free. This is the fulfillment of a path undertaken last year by the company to eliminate crystalline silica from its product range, a process started first with the colors Bianco Assoluto, Nero Assoluto and the Musa collection, and that is now consolidated with the remaining proposals. Composed of a mixture of 100% natural minerals and already free of resins, digital prints and other petroleum derivatives, Lapitec surfaces thus achieve a further goal of sustainability and safety, without ever sacrificing their high performance.


Crystalline silica, a material that is harmful to health

Crystalline silica, naturally present in all clays, granites, quartzes, sandstones and ceramics, is harmful to humans and causes serious health problems. Inhalation of dust containing crystalline silica can in fact cause silicosis and other chronic respiratory diseases.

In some countries there is still tolerance, while in the United States and Australia, for example, strict regulations are already in force that prevent its presence in materials.


An important result, the fruit of experimentation and investment

Marcello Toncelli, the third generation at the helm of the company, proud of the result achieved, explained how the company has experimented for a long time and invested considerable resources over the last ten years to achieve this important goal.

"We found a way to synthesize, always starting from natural materials, a new mineral that we called Biorite®" - he added.  "A Lapitec exclusive that, combined with the other components of the mixture, makes the material completely "silica-free" and safe for marble workers, installers and anyone who works mechanically on the material, starting with our operators."

Marcello Toncelli explains: "Before the invention of Biorite®, only a few colors in the collection had a percentage of crystalline silica equal to 0. Today, however, we are able to extend this characteristic to our entire range. Ours is absolutely a natural and sustainable product, which takes care of man and the planet. The possibility of creating some raw materials internally also makes us more autonomous, allowing the company to respond strongly to the current shortage of raw materials that is freezing the global market".


Biorite® a patent signed Lapitec

Biorite® is also a patent signed by Lapitec, which, thanks to the advanced technologies of its parent company Breton S.p.A., boasts the protection of over 25 patents that make sintered stone a unique material in the world, resistant to sudden changes in temperature, frost and high temperatures, shocks and scratches, and usable both indoors and outdoors thanks to its porosity-free surface and "full-body" composition, free of digital prints.

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.

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 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.

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.

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

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.

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018

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