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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.

Let's Design Contest: the Cosentino Group launches the second edition
The new 2023 collection of ultra-compact Dekton® Pietra Kode slabs, designed by Daniel Germani, is the protagonist of the second edition of Let's Design, the competition of ideas for interior designers and architects operating in Italy launched by the Cosentino Group.


Design ideas for four categories of public and private spaces

Designers have to explore and conceive unconventional furniture and furnishing accessories to be prototyped using the ultra-compact Dekton® slabs of the Pietra Kode collection which is available in three series inspired by Vicenza stone, Travertine and Ceppo di Grè.

The design ideas must respond to one of the four new categories of public and private spaces envisaged by the competition notice: Contract (Offices, Retail and Culture), Ho.Re.Ca. (Hotels, Restaurants and Bars), Yachting (motor and sailing pleasure boats) and Wellness (SPA and Fitness B2B + B2C).

Antonio Citterio, super partes judge

Architect Antonio Citterio, President of the architecture and interior design studio ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, is the super partes judge of this second edition of the contest to whom the Cosentino Group entrusts the task of selecting the profiles of the candidates to be admitted to the competition and of judging the 12 finalist projects, three for each category, proclaimed by the jury.

"The contest," said Antonio Citterio, "is an excellent opportunity to give voice to the creativity of young talents, experimenting with an innovative material from the Cosentino Group, to create new solutions in the world of design".

Daniel Germani, creative director and founder of the Daniel Germani Designs studio and designer of the Pietra Kode collection, will be the President of the Jury: he will have the task of assessing the technical feasibility of the candidate projects, which will then be submitted anonymously to the jury composed of experts and qualified professionals from the world of design.

In addition to the vote of the jurors, there is also the vote of the super partes judge Antonio Citterio and that of the popular jury made up of visitors and customers of the Cosentino showroom and followers who follow the brand on social media.


Timeline and stages of the competition

Entries to the competition must be made by 16 April 2023; interested parties must fill in the application form, selecting from the proposed environments the area of interest for the development of their project, and must send a portfolio attesting to their professional competence.

Submissions are due by 12 June and by 20 July the finalists will be selected. The jury will announce 3 finalists for each category, for a total of 12 projects that will come to life in augmented reality to allow the final voting phase.

In April 2024, the presentation of the prototypes of the 4 winning projects will take place during Milan Design Week, at the Cosentino showroom in Piazza Fontana 6, Milan.

Salone del Mobile.Milano: previews of the 2024 edition

Neuroscience, AI and a new research hub at the service of the event and the city
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 20/12/2023

Ultra-compact surfaces: Cosentino presents the new Dekton Onirika collection

Designed in collaboration with the interior designer Nina Magon, the collection combines the beauty of natural stones with the technological properties of Dekton®
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 14/09/2022
Company: Cosentino Group

Let's Design ideas contest: Cosentino launches a new contest for designers and interior architects

The focus of the contest is to design a furnishing accessory using the ultra-compact surface Dekton®
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Industry news
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Company: Cosentino Group

Cosentino Design Challenge: the winning projects of the 15th edition

Numerous and highly experienced participants in the international competition promoted by the Cosentino Group
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 26/07/2021
Company: Cosentino Group

Cosentino Design Challenge: 15th edition presented with an online event

The international competition dedicated to design and architecture students from all over the world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/12/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

Innovative surface Dekton® by Cosentino

Seven new colours of contemporary elegance
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 15/09/2015