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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.

SAIB EGGER Group's Mathera surface wins Good Design Award 2023

Mathera, the new-generation surface resulting from the collaboration between SAIB Egger Group and Diego Grandi, has won the Good Design Award 2023, a prestigious award that confirms the innovative character of the project.

The Good Design Award, founded in 1950 by MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. with architects and designers Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Russel Wright and George Nelson, is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the industry internationally.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, which chairs the award today, received a very high number of entries this year from leading companies and industrial and graphic design studios. The jury, made up of leading figures from the worlds of design, press and industry, selected, from more than 1100 projects, those that represent the best in terms of sustainability, function and aesthetic quality.


Mathera, a solid and technologically advanced surface

Mathera is a panel collection characterised by very high technical and aesthetic performance, which can be completely regenerated at the end of its use cycle.

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

Solid and technologically advanced, the Mathera surface has scratch-, impact- and stain-resistant properties, concentrating a high level of resistance in a very limited thickness.


Great versatility of use

Inspired by the world of stone, the Mathera surface is offered in three finishes: Selce, Areia and Gipso. Selce evokes the world of split stone, reworking the aesthetic qualities of slate.

Areia has a uniform, compact texture scattered with contrasting mineral grains reminiscent of the bush-hammering of sandstone.

Gipso reinterprets the malleable texture of chalk, revealing a soft, velvety surface.

The collection is available in ten colours, offering great versatility of use: from kitchen tops to furnishings and boiserie, from home office furniture to multi-purpose containers and tables for the residential, contract and hospitality sectors.


In the photos, Mathera by SAIB Egger Group, design Diego Grandi, Ph. Denise Bonenti, Styling Irene Arescaldino studio.

Innovative materials in a sensory journey by Constance Guisset for FENIX Scenario

The Materiorama installation featured FENIX NTM® Bloom and the new X-KIN surface.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 04/10/2021
Company: Arpa Industriale 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

Solid Surface: Hi-macs® presents the new Aurora range of colours

Evolution of the Marble collection, the new shades inspired by the fascinating Northern Lights
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 18/06/2020
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

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

SAIB selected by Intesa Sanpaolo as one of the best companies in the world

Awarded for its economic performance and eco-sustainability
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 27/09/2019

Lapitec® stone kitchen countertop with integrated touch sink

Lapitec and Vimar give birth to the sintered stone kitchen countertop with integrated home automation
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Company: Lapitec 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

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.