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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.

Silestone® quartz surfaces by Cosentino: five new colours inspired by industrial style

The quartz surfaces Silestone® by Cosentino are enriched with a new series of five colours inspired by industrial style: Silestone® Loft. The industrial style, back in vogue in recent years, dates back to the mid-twentieth century when abandoned factories, large workshops and warehouses in various districts of New York gave life to the famous lofts characterised by cement, beams and exposed pipes in a deliberately informal aesthetic. It is precisely this style that inspired the creation of the Silestone® Loft series, composed of five colours that bear the names of five neighbourhoods that symbolise that period and that aesthetic: Camden, Poblenou, Seaport, Nolita and Corktown.


The exclusive Silestone® HybriQ+ technology

With this collection, Silestone® also introduces the innovative HybriQ+ technology, a new production process that reconfirms the company's commitment to the environment, circular economy and sustainable resource management.
HybriQ+ technology makes it possible to create Silestone® Loft by reusing raw materials such as recycled glass, as well as 98% recycled water and 100% renewable energy. In this way the presence of crystalline silica in Silestone® Loft quartz surfaces is significantly reduced and replaced by a hybrid mixture of recycled minerals and raw materials. This new composition gives Silestone® more modern aesthetic characteristics while maintaining its quality and beauty.
This new generation of more sustainable Silestone® quartz surfaces, respectful of the environment and health and safety in the workplace, is the result of over three years of work and synergy between the Cosentino Group's specialised Innovation, Product and Environment teams.


The five new colours of Silestone® Loft

Silestone® quartz surface is the ideal solution for kitchen and bathroom worktops, but is also used in laboratories, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and other professional spaces.
Silestone® Camden, inspired by one of the most alternative and famous areas of London, is a cement grey that brings to mind the cold tones and wear and tear of living spaces typical of this district. Because of its homogeneity, it is a versatile proposal suitable for any interior decoration project.
Silestone® Poblenou, on the other hand, evokes the heart of Barcelona's industrial revolution, now one of its most modern and creative neighbourhoods. Poblenou has a warm, Mediterranean atmosphere and an industrial look. The Silestone® Poblenou quartz surface is characterised by a warm shade of grey with very fine veins on the surface and a sandy background that gives it brightness.
Silestone® Seaport is reminiscent of the small seaside district in south-east Manhattan: exposed bricks, worn concrete and the characteristic wood of the harbour quays have inspired the colour palette proposed by this new colour. The shades make Silestone® Seaport very similar to the dark, aged cement and the light shades combine perfectly with the background.
Silestone® Nolita is also inspired in New York, in particular, by a neighbourhood that was at the forefront even before it was given the name Nolita (North of Little Italy).  The Silestone® Nolita quartz surface is cold and industrial and, with its shades of white and light grey, gives life to an elegant, delicate line without sharp contrasts.
Silestone® Corktown recalls the play of light and shadow of a Detroit neighbourhood, offering the blackest, most intense and deepest colour of the Silestone® Loft collection. Its dark background blends with intense brown touches and an ultra-matt finish, evoking surfaces worn by the passage of time.

HI-MACS® solid surface presents new interactive virtual showroom

A new interactive platform to discover the properties and potential of the latest generation of acrylic stone
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 26/01/2021
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

Solid Surface: the new Terrazzo colours proposed by HI-MACS®.

Acrylic stone, produced by LG Hausys, is an ideal material for residential, commercial or public projects.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 11/09/2020
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

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

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

Eternal Noir and Silken Pearl: two new proposals from the Silestone® Eternal quartz collection

The new colours enhance the beauty of marble, which is becoming more and more a protagonist of the furniture of the future.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 14/01/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

Ron Arad signs 10 LAYERS, an unusual Silestone® ping-pong table

The designer has reinterpreted the quartz surfaces in a creative way
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 03/04/2018
Company: Cosentino Group

Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Company: Cosentino Group

Technological surfaces Dekton and Cosentino Silestone Group

A Eurocucina and Milan Design Week 2014
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 22/03/2014

Silestone Nebula Code five new colors

Uninnovazione in the world of quartz surfaces
Category: Kitchen tops
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