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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 ideas contest: Cosentino launches a new contest for designers and interior architects
The Cosentino Group is launching Let's Design, a new contest of ideas, aimed at designers and interior architects of all ages and nationalities, working in Italy, with the aim of developing and deepening the themes related to the transformation of home environments.

The focus of the contest is the use of the ultra-compact surface Dekton®; the participants are asked to conceive a project of furnishing accessories using Dekton®, the innovative surface created by Cosentino. Born from a mixture of glass, porcelain materials and quartz, the Dekton® surface is characterized by a high mechanical resistance to chemical agents, ultraviolet rays and extreme temperatures, and by the very low absorption of liquids, technical features that make it suitable for many applications.

Let's Design: contest rules

The designers and interior architects who wish to participate in the contest will have to propose unconventional solutions for the realization of objects to be inserted in four domestic environments: the kitchen, the bathroom, the living area and the outdoors.

To register for the contest, you must fill out the application form by January 25, 2022 (available at this link: http://designopenspaces.eu/lets-design/), selecting from the proposed environments the area of interest for the development of your project; you must also attach a portfolio that attests to the experience in the field of design and architecture. 

The candidates will be selected by Luca Fois, Creative Advisor and teacher at the School of Design of the Polytechnic of Milan in the course "Design degli Eventi", appointed as a super partes judge by the Spanish company that will select among the participants the most deserving and interesting profiles that will access the second phase of the competition. 

Between January 10 and February 15, 2022, the selected designers will be involved in a meeting with Cosentino representatives at one of the Italian offices of the Group to learn in depth the technical characteristics and technological potential of the Dekton® surface and define the environment to which they should be inspired for the realization of their work. The professionals, in addition to discovering the characteristics of the innovative material Dekton®, will have the opportunity, thanks to their participation in the contest, to be known by Cosentino and the world of design and architecture thanks to the communication activities on social networks and Italian media planned by the Group to support the initiative.  

The project must be delivered by March 7, 2022 online and anonymously, using a code assigned to all participants. 


Let's Design: the contest jury

A jury made up of experts and qualified representatives of the academic and design world composed, in addition to Luca Fois, also by Antonio Morlacchi, Director of IoArch, bimonthly magazine of architecture, Loredana Mascheroni, Chief Editor of Domus, Carlotta Marelli, Deputy Digital Managing Editor of Elledecor.it, and Roberto Franceschin, Country Manager Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia for Cosentino, will evaluate the selected proposals.

During Milan Design Week (April 4-10, 2022), during an event organized at Cosentino City Milano in Piazza Fontana 6, the contest jury will proclaim 3 finalists for each category, for a total of 12 projects that will come to life thanks to augmented reality. Through a voting system both online and on paper, the projects will also be voted by a popular jury composed of all those who will visit the Cosentino showroom during the Fuorisalone. To these, will be added also the vote of Joe Bastianich, testimonial of the brand in Italy for 2022. In the end, a single winner will be nominated for each category. 

The final announcement will be made in autumn 2022, again at the Cosentino showroom, where the winners of the contest will see the prototypes of their works made of Dekton®, works that will remain on display throughout the year inside the showroom. 

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

Let's Design Contest: the Cosentino Group launches the second edition

The ideas competition, aimed at interior designers and architects, features the new 2023 collection of ultra-compact Dekton® Pietra Kode slabs
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 20/03/2023
Company: Cosentino Group

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

Cosentino Design Challenge: the winners of the 16th edition

Seven projects have been awarded, selected by a jury of excellence that has viewed 490 proposals from all over the world
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 18/07/2022
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

The 14th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge is presented

The international competition is aimed at design and architecture students from all over the world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

The ultra-compact Dekton® surface proposed in the new Slim format

Extensive design thanks to a thickness of only 4 mm
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/05/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

From Poliform and Dekton® by Cosentino a new concept of personalized kitchen

The versatility of the ultra-compact surface joins the mastery of a leading company
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 15/03/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

Innovative surface Dekton® by Cosentino

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