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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.

Sunlit Days quartz surfaces: the first zero-emission collection from Silestone®

Inspired by the Mediterranean, its colors and its nature, Silestone® Sunlit Days, the first zero-emission collection created by Cosentino for the quartz and engineered stone surfaces sector. This testifies to the Cosentino Group's ongoing commitment to sustainability and attention to the environment; in fact, the company is committed to offsetting CO² emissions for the entire production cycle of the new Silestone® collection, making use of various offset projects that are duly certified and included in the Voluntary Carbon Market. This initiative is also flanked by a collaboration program for the conservation of the seabed.


Sunlit Days: a collection inspired by the Mediterranean

Sunlit Days is a collection of quartz surfaces inspired by the Mediterranean, its nature and above all its colors. Color is one of the distinctive features that has made Silestone® so successful since its debut. The Sunlit Days collection offers a fresh, bright style with the typical colors of the Mediterranean, perfect surfaces for different applications such as worktops in the kitchen and bathroom furniture but also for laboratories, hotels, restaurants and professional spaces.
Faro White, Cincel Grey, Arcilla Red, Cala Blue and Posidonia Green: these are the names of the five variants of the collection, behind which there are stories, experiences and expressions of real people who have found their true essence thanks to the Mediterranean.


The five variants of the collection

Faro White represents the white color of the Mediterranean and its sunny cliffs, symbolizing purity, simplicity and serenity. Inspired by the lighthouses that show ships the way, this quartz surface features a silky smooth texture.
Cincel Grey, a balance of warm and cool, is a velvety gray color with a fine grain, making it neutral and versatile. Arcilla Red is a red that smells of earth, exhales fire and smells of rain. An explosion of color, strength, passion and great character. Its soft texture blends harmoniously with its beauty.
Talking about the Mediterranean means talking about the sea, its vastness and its infinite horizon. Cala Blue is a quartz surface of an intense and sophisticated blue that vibrates in contact with the rest of the elements that surround it. Posidonia Green, finally, is a natural green that tells of the beauty of Posidonia meadows, a treasure of the Mediterranean Sea. Energy, joy and nature come together in this color that wants to surprise, hypnotize. The soft and delicate texture of this surface is enriched with this harmonious shade.


Silestone® Sunlit Days and HybriQ+ technology

The Silestone® Sunlit Days collection was created with the exclusive and innovative HybriQ® technology by Silestone®. This new manufacturing process further highlights the company's commitment to the environment, sustainability and towards promoting a circular economy. The process of creating Silestone® products through HybriQ+ technology uses 99% recycled water from the manufacturing process itself, 100% renewable electricity and at least 20% recycled raw materials.
HybriQ+ technology also uses a new formula for making Silestone® collections that significantly reduces the presence of crystalline silica. A hybrid formula of mineral raw materials and materials of recycled origin is used during production, thanks to which the technical and mechanical properties of the product remain intact.

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

Ecological material PaperStone® wins Archiproducts Design Awards 2020

A green material made exclusively from 100% recycled and FSC®-certified paper
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 16/12/2020
Company: Sadun

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

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.

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.

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

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