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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® by Cosentino hybrid surfaces: the new Urban Crush collection

The Cosentino Group presented at Cosentino City Milano in Piazza Fontana, the new Urban Crush collection by Silestone®, inspired by the aesthetics of the contemporary city.

Silestone®, a brand of excellence in the world of hybrid surfaces for architecture and design, is a blend of premium minerals and recycled materials with high technical performance for indoor applications.

Like all the latest Silestone® surfaces, Urban Crush is produced using Cosentino's patented HybriQ+ technology, an innovative production process that reconfirms the company's commitment to the environment, the circular economy and sustainable resource management. In fact, the HybriQ+ technology uses 99% recycled water and 100% renewable electricity throughout the entire production process; in its composition there is a minimum of 20% recycled materials and less than 40% crystalline silica.


Four new colors that are neutral, yet have a strong personality

Silestone®'s Urban Crush collection introduces a new range of colors that are seemingly neutral, but actually feature noticeable and recognizable details reminiscent of limestone and sandstone. There are four colors of the new hybrid surfaces - Lime Delight, Concrete Pulse, Brass Relish and Cinder Craze - inspired by the textures of the city and suitable for creating neutral backdrops for multifunctional and eclectic spaces characteristic of different styles of contemporary living. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


A collection inspired by the colors and textures of the city

Lime Delight's beige shades are a versatile base for any type of decor, ranging from more monochromatic environments to more unusual proposals. Its warm, bright hues recall the luminosity of Marbella's famous limestone.

In contrast, the hybrid Silestone® Concrete Pulse surface features a gray hue, perfect for versatile interiors, helping to create a play of natural contrasts with light and shadow.

Sophisticated and elegant, Brass Relish is inspired by finely grained sandstone. The grainy details of its surface blend with the colors and features of a modern vintage style.

Finally, a modern reinterpretation of black sandstone characterizes Cinder Craze; its dark, grainy tones add personality to industrial-style interiors


Silestone®, ideal surfaces for kitchen worktops

Silestone® hybrid surfaces are the ideal solution for worktops in kitchens and bathrooms but are also used in laboratories, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and other professional spaces.

In fact, this technological material boasts extremely high resistance to stains, knocks and scratches, as well as low liquid absorption. The unique N-Boost technology also simplifies cleaning and maintenance of surfaces, while increasing their color intensity and brilliance.

Pictured is a countertop made with Silestone®'s Urban Crush in Brass Relish color.

Elcam's Waterproof® water-repellent fabric: a perfect material for the outdoor and marine sectors

Tested, water- and weather-resistant, excellent quality, long-lasting and easy to maintain
Category: Upholstery fabrics
Publication date: 27/06/2024
Company: Elcam Srl

interzum forum italy: long-awaited first edition of new biennial event debuts June 6 in Bergamo

Conference program focuses on the future of design and furniture supplies in all manufacturing sectors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 28/05/2024
Company: Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum Forum Italy: two days of meetings dedicated to furniture subcontracting

Presented at the ADI Museum in Milan the programme of the new exhibition event, organised by Koelnmesse, which will take place in Bergamo on 6 and 7 June
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2024
Company: Interzum forum Italy - Koelnmesse GmbH

Delitex: customer satisfaction is always the top priority

Quality, sustainable products and a focus on the environment with the goal of energy self-sufficiency
Category: Padding materials , Companies: strategies and future
Publication date: 16/02/2024
Company: BH Delitex srl

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

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

The new exotic quartzite from the Sensa by Cosentino® range

The two new colours boast the exclusive Senguard NK stain protection
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 18/09/2018
Company: Cosentino Group

Rauvisio laminate surfaces by Rehau: a complete range for every need

Innovative materials and solutions for current furniture design trends
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Company: REHAU SpA

12th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge

The competition is a point of reference for international architecture and design
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 22/01/2018
Company: Cosentino Group

Arpa Industriale: new textures, new colours and a new super-opaque surface

The company anticipates and designs avant-garde aesthetic and technical solutions
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 19/01/2018
Company: Arpa Industriale S.p.A.