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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.

SapienStone 4D ceramic slabs for technologically advanced surfaces
SapienStone, the brand of the Iris Ceramica Group, specialized in the application of ceramic surfaces as a design element, revolutionizes the range of ceramic slabs and creates new aesthetic and emotional standards.

The Iris Ceramica Group's research into technological innovation has taken a new step forward in re-engineering ceramics, bringing the material to a completely new and superior evolutionary stage, further perfecting the Full-body technology and creating a technologically advanced surface: this is how Ceramica 4D was born. 


A surface with a sustainable soul

As in nature, the 4D ceramic surface arises from stratification and becomes solid as a rock; composed of natural minerals, it contains in 12 and 20mm thickness all its history and the elements that give rise to life: water, fire and earth.

It is a surface with a sustainable soul, the same that characterizes the Iris Ceramica Group, embodying its values.

The result is a ceramic surface that contains the same surface decoration in its thickness, thus recreating natural veins, color shades, geometric designs or patterns, totally eliminating the distinction between surface and edge.

New perspectives for interior design projects

Aesthetic research and experimentation on the expressive power of matter characterize the uniqueness of SapienStone proposals, from which furnishing solutions that express aesthetics, function and emotion take shape. Thanks to 4D Ceramics, SapienStone can best express the expressive potential of the new dimension of ceramic surfaces. Indeed, 4D Ceramics amplify the aesthetic potential of the material, paving the way for new perspectives for the use and creation of countertops intended for the world of furniture and the kitchen, such as tables, worktops, shelves and furnishing accessories.

The 4D Ceramic slab becomes the element of a new architectural language and narrates, in its thickness, the beauty and complexity of the material.


New format: 160x320cm

The new 160x320cm format is also born. Large ceramic slabs have conquered an important space in interior design projects and, thanks to this new format, SapienStone reduces processing waste in the transformation phase. The 160cm width makes it possible to obtain two perfect tops of 80cm each, which reflect the standard measurements of tables or kitchen islands. Furthermore, from an aesthetic point of view, the possibility of reducing the joints gives a more monolithic appearance to the large slab.


Cashmere finish: a tactile surface

SapienStone also offers the new Cashmere finish which enhances the emotional aspect for engaging living comfort. A smooth, soft and velvety surface that reveals a natural couture esprit of high-tech ceramic surfaces, extremely pleasant to the touch.

To obtain the Cashmere finish, SapienStone uses a cutting-edge production process capable of enhancing the high technical and aesthetic performance of ceramics.

SAIB's new generation Mathera surface: totally recycled, totally recyclable

Versatile, ecological and sustainable, a valid design tool for furniture and interior design
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 09/11/2022

Antibacterial slabs for Marazzi kitchen tops presented at Milan Design Week 2022

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial technology, applied for the first time to large stoneware slabs
Category: Kitchen tops
Publication date: 07/07/2022

Florim stone porcelain stoneware surfaces: large design slabs, multi-certified

Maximum versatility to realise kitchen tops, bathroom tops, washbasin tops and tables.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 30/12/2021

Laminam ceramic slabs: new surfaces presented live streaming 2020

Four new products for outdoor architecture, interior design and furnishing surfaces
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 30/07/2020
Company: Laminam S.p.A

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

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

Laminam, ceramic slabs of large size and minimum thickness

Solutions to satisfy both the architecture and furniture world
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Company: Laminam S.p.A