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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.

Sustainability, care for people and the environment: the corporate mission of Stone Italiana
Stone Italiana publishes, for the second consecutive year, its Sustainability Report which, as Paola Dalla Valle, CSO of Stone Italiana states, "represents the translation, in the form of contents, numbers, graphics and certifications, of a corporate mission that we will carry forward with confidence to maintain the commitment made: that of corporate social responsibility, a goal and a duty towards future generations, to which we want to guarantee an innovative and modern company and a world, naturally, less contaminated and more sustainable ".

This Sustainability path undertaken by Stone Italiana aims at the progressive integration of ESG issues in every aspect of the company business: from policies in favor of people, to the expansion of activities related to environmental sustainability, up to the definition of a real Plan of Sustainability that will guide all future strategic choices.


Turnover up by 21%

From the 2021 financial year there is a growth in turnover of + 21% compared to the 2021 forecasts of the three-year plan, and the achievement of an important milestone such as the achievement of the Environmental Product Declaration (DAP) for all Quartz and Cosmolite® products, with the extension of the study of the life cycle of materials "from cradle to grave".

The 2021 Sustainability Report clearly shows numbers and percentages: from quartz slabs with the use of resins whose 25% content comes from plant sources, to 11% of recycled raw materials used out of the total quantities purchased.

Cosmolite® Materia Nuova: a sustainable product

Since 1979, the production of Stone Italiana has paid particular attention to industrial processes and their efficiency in an environmental key, also looking for alternative ways to respond to the requests for new products, attentive to the environment and the health of those who produce them.

This is the case of Cosmolite® Materia Nuova, the high-tech slabs project presented in 2021: it is a product made with the use of 100% recycled minerals, sourced in Italy, which allows to reduce CO2 emissions and to limit the percentage of free crystalline silica during processing.

Silvia Dalla Valle, Marketing and Sales Director explains that "The formula provides minerals in different percentages and grain sizes depending on the collections, but united by a common thread: the almost total absence of crystalline silica in its components from processing waste, promoting hence the reuse of pre-consumer recycled materialsThe components are also recovered locally in Italy, thus also reducing the consumption of energy for transport. Finally, the resin, component that acts as a binder to the compound, is formulated with a percentage equal to 25% of vegetable origin. Every aspect of Cosmolite® has been carefully studied in terms of its social, environmental and economic impact but also its aesthetic impact in order to be captivating in today's world of surfaces ".


A less contaminated and more sustainable world

The 2021 Sustainability Report is therefore proof of Stone Italiana's collective commitment to a new conscious and sensitive era, which sees the increasing use of recycled aggregates from a circular economy perspective. The company's goal is in fact to further reduce virgin raw materials, with a consequent benefit for the environment in terms of CO2 emitted.

Ecotone Surfaces by Quartzforms: from Scapin Group slabs with a more sustainable formulation

Made with recycled glass, resin derived from biocompound and silica free, they meet the need for environmentally friendly materials
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 05/06/2023
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019: visitors and business are growing

Creativity and sustainability among the elements that characterize this edition
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/04/2019

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® 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.

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

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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