Hardware for furniture, upholstery, kitchen, coatings and furnishing systems.

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.

Solid Surface by Staron: a material with multiple possibilities for use

Solid Surfaces by STARON® is a material composed of natural minerals and acrylic components. Similar to natural stone, Solid Surface offers all the advantages of mineral material products: compact and pore-free, it can be processed three-dimensional giving extreme creative freedom to designers. Unlike stone, STARON® is soft and warm to the touch.

For over twenty years, STARON® mineral material has been used in indoor and outdoor furniture projects and in the creation of worktops and sinks for kitchens, bathroom and furniture.

Its characteristics make it extremely versatile: it is translucent, recyclable and repairable, durable and resistant, non-flammable, thermos-formable, easy to clean and refractory to aggressive chemical agents.

Products made with the STARON® mineral material consist of solid slabs and parts formed with mineral fillers, free of styrene and bound with acrylic. The sheets and the formed parts of STARON® can be glued to each other without joints thanks to the STARON® glue based on methyl methacrylate.

STARON® also offers another important advantage to carpenters, that of performing simple machining operations using their own tools. In addition to sawing, milling, drilling, gluing and sanding operations, it is also possible to mould STARON at a thermal level. To meet the diverse needs of designers, STARON ® sheets are available in over 150 unique colours. At FuoriSalone 2018 Staron presented the new Supreme Collection at the DesignElementi HUB of Gaggenau in C.so Magenta 2 in Milan, synonymous with classic elegance, characterized by the decorations of natural stone and the most trendy colours.

The companies of the Bonomi Pattini Group have signed an important partnership agreement with FPS Group for the distribution in Italy of the prestigious STARON® mining material.

it will be possible to purchase the Solid Surface STARON® by the companies of the Bonomi Group Pattini to develop architectural and interior design projects.

FederlegnoArredo: Preliminary figures 2023, the sector closes at 52.6 billion, down 8.1%

The Salone del Mobile.Milano will play a decisive role for the future of Made in Italy design
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 19/02/2024

Franke Home Solutions: the new division of the Franke Group is born

The new name aims to expand the presence of the company in the kitchen system
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 22/01/2021

Arpa Industriale's VIS: a new collection of even more wear-resistant decors

The company anticipates and designs innovative aesthetic solutions and cutting-edge techniques
Category: Printed Decorative Papers
Publication date: 17/12/2019
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.

Barazza: sinks and hobs that integrate into the worktop

Modularity and flexibility for a contemporary kitchen
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 11/11/2019
Company: Barazza s.r.l.

The super metallic colour collection for Franke Fragranite sinks

Four new shades designed to enhance the kitchen and its design
Category: Kitchen sinks
Publication date: 15/05/2018

Quality, innovation and creativity at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018

The most important international event for the furniture sector
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2018

Category: Industry news
Publication date: 24/11/2017
Company: Cristalplant

Frames Collection by Franke: sinks, hobs, ovens, cooker hoods

67 technological, efficient and sophisticated items for creating your ideal kitchen
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 08/09/2017

Cristalplant® Design Contest 2017 in collaboration with Tortu

Creativity, innovation and technology
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 28/04/2017
Company: Cristalplant