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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.

The 14th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge is presented

Once again this year Cosentino, a Spanish company and world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, is promoting the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC), the international competition for design and architecture students from all over the world. 
Now in its fourteenth year, the Cosentino Design Challenge has become a reference point for international architecture and design, with the participation of numerous schools and universities from all over the world.
The aim of the company is to offer future generations of architects and designers the opportunity to get in touch and learn about the materials and products of Cosentino that, in the future, they will be able to use in their work projects.
The presentation of the new edition of the competition was held, during the Architecture Week 2019, at the Cosentino City in Madrid and was attended by representatives of Cosentino, professionals in design and architecture, magazines as well as students and teachers of some of the 31 schools and universities national and international partners of the initiative.  Vanessa Feo, head of international communication for the Cosentino Group, and Ricardo Santonja, who has worked on the initiative since its inception, illustrated all the details of the new edition. The event was also an opportunity to present prizes to the winners of the last edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge.


Themes of the Cosentino Design Challenge 14

As usual, there are two categories of participants in the Cosentino Design Challenge: Architecture and Design.
This year, for the category Architecture, Cosentino proposes the development of a project on the theme “Cosentino and living in urban space (street room)“.
For the Design category, students will be asked to reflect on “Cosentino and local traditions: contemporary craftsmanship“.
As far as the research and development phases are concerned, Cosentino gives the students maximum freedom; the only condition is to include one of its innovative materials in the project, chosen from Silestone® quartz, ultra-compact Dekton® surfaces or Sensa by Cosentino® natural granites, characterised by exclusive stain protection.
Applications are open until 1 June 2020 and all projects must be submitted in digital format via the official competition website www.cosentinodesignchallenge.org.
The jury will publish the results in June 2020 and, for each category, will announce three winners who will win a prize of €1,000, and three special mentions.

Cosentino Design Challenge: the winning projects of the 15th edition

Numerous and highly experienced participants in the international competition promoted by the Cosentino Group
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 26/07/2021
Company: Cosentino Group

Cosentino Design Challenge: 15th edition presented with an online event

The international competition dedicated to design and architecture students from all over the world
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 21/12/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

Cosentino celebrates 40 years of success and international expansion

The Spanish company imagines and anticipates design solutions that bring value and inspiration to people's lives.
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 11/06/2020
Company: Cosentino Group

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

At Sicam 2019 a large, qualified and international presence

Technological products and materials with a focus on design and sustainability
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 21/10/2019

The ultra-compact Dekton® surface proposed in the new Slim format

Extensive design thanks to a thickness of only 4 mm
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 21/05/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

interzum 2019: innovative surfaces, sustainable materials and new technologies

Trends and novelties for tomorrow's spaces on show
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

From Poliform and Dekton® by Cosentino a new concept of personalized kitchen

The versatility of the ultra-compact surface joins the mastery of a leading company
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 15/03/2019
Company: Cosentino Group

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Interzum 2017 achieves record results

The Cologne fair saw a 19% increase in visitors
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/05/2017
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH