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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.

Mathera surfaces from SAIB Egger Group: versatile and transversal for all rooms in the home and contract sector

Mathera, the innovative new-generation surface project born from the collaboration between SAIB Egger Group and Diego Grandi, proposes an unprecedented combination of design and production innovation.

Inspired by the world of stone, Mathera offers tactile visual solutions of great expressive value that lend themselves to various furnishing proposals, such as worktops, kitchen and bathroom furniture, boiseries and doors, but also home office furniture, multi-purpose containers and tables for the residential, contract and hospitality sectors.


A new type of panel

Created by combining a thin layer of quartz, stone and wood powders from processing waste and amalgamated with resinous binders, the surface is combined with a SAIB Egger Group chipboard made exclusively from post-consumer wood, in line with the values of the circular economy. 

Mathera panels, cut and shaped to measure, allow architects and designers to create a furnishing project with maximum design freedom. Tops, shelves of different lengths, open shelving and storage units thus become the protagonists of a customised space. Used as wall cladding, the panels can create elegant wall panels.


A solid, high-performance surface

Solid and technologically advanced, the Mathera surface is highly resistant to impact, scratching and rubbing. Totally recyclable at the end of its life, its light weight greatly simplifies transport and laying operations.

Three finishes are available: Selce, Areia and Gipso. Selce explores the world of split stone by evoking the light ripples of slate. Areia is a uniform and compact texture scattered with contrasting mineral grains and light three-dimensional reliefs.

Gipso is a delicate, silky surface to the touch reminiscent of the pastiness of chalk, characterised by soft tones typical of limestone. Animated by a slight surface movement, the Gipso texture is available in grey, red, beige and green, which can be used individually or alternated with each other to create original chromatic solutions. Gipso, combined with the Selce and Areia textures, makes it possible to create infinite furnishing proposals. The three available thicknesses (18, 22 and 38 mm) and a series of edgings in the same colours guarantee all application possibilities.


In the photo Mathera by SAIB Egger Group, Gipso finish Ph. Denise Bonenti

The Chiglia table by Marmo Arredo wins the Archiproducts Design Awards 2023

Designed by Stefano Boeri Interiors, it combines aesthetics and functionality, using fine and sustainable materials
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 20/11/2023
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Sintered stone: an ecological material officially recognised by the European Commission

A 100% recyclable material, resistant to scratches, fire, moisture and UV rays, it now bears the CE mark
Category: Technological materials for furniture, Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 16/06/2023

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

Ultra-compact surfaces: Cosentino presents the new

Four series of colours with their own personality in terms of design and innovation
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 23/03/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

Large format slabs of Infinity to create worktops, kitchen tops and furniture

An innovative technology to obtain slabs that recreate the effect of natural marble
Category: Mineral materials
Publication date: 24/02/2020

Harmonize binding formaldehyde parameters in panels

The EPF General Assembly wants to standardise the rules in all EU countries
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 27/08/2019

The Resysta panel: versatile and sustainable based on 100% recyclable rice husk

The multifunction panels are distributed exclusively for Italy by the Bonomi Pattini Group
Category: Panels, veneers and semi-finished products
Publication date: 16/01/2019
Company: Bonomi Pattini Giuseppe e Figli S.p.A.

Ostermann ABS Compact-Style edges with a real wood effect

The edges are already supplied starting from one meter and ready for delivery
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 04/06/2018
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018