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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 innovative eco-sustainable material Cosmolite by Stone Italiana
Stone Italiana, a company that has always been attentive to the development of an ethically sustainable economy, participated for the first time at Sicam where it presented innovative products and solutions dedicated to the world of kitchens, both in terms of products and applications. This is the case of Cosmolite, an innovative material designed to reduce environmental impact by contributing to industrial innovation.


Cosmolite enhances and ennobles the recycled product

The result of a highly technological idea, Cosmolite is a project of hi-tech slabs composed of inert materials other than quartz, obtained entirely from pre-consumer recycling. Conceived to offer new aesthetic and content scenarios to the world of design, Cosmolite enhances, ennobles and inserts the recycled product into a new production process. It is an innovative material that is aimed in particular at those who choose to embrace a sustainable philosophy in the kitchen, bathroom and large surfaces where high technical performance is required. Cosmolite surfaces in fact guarantee a remarkable aesthetic performance, perfect workability and high hygiene standards and for this reason they are particularly suitable for kitchen tops, bathroom tops and floors. Cosmolite slabs are resistant to scratches, stains and infiltration.

The innovative application of the product

Stone Italiana has now also introduced an innovative product application. From today, in fact, Cosmolite and Stone Italiana quartz can be applied not only to kitchen tops, bathroom tops and floors but also to the door system, thus allowing for a complete and coordinated image of the kitchen environment. The system, presented for the first time ever at Sicam, features thin slabs with the same internal and external finish as the panel thanks to its "full body" characteristic, i.e. homogeneous in mass. The technical characteristics of extreme flexibility of this innovative material guarantee safe performance even for a thickness of 6mm.

Cosmolite: three collections

Cosmolite slabs are available in three different collections: Cosmo, a line with a strong impact for environments with a strong personality, Meteor, four soft and natural colors that recreate the stone effect ideal for sober and elegant kitchen tops, and finally Planet, traditional and shaded for a design proposal that is always up-to-date.

Matrex Natura: an immersive journey to discover the raw elements of matter

The Buoninfante Group showcased its vision of comfort and quality rest at the Fuorisalone with the X-BIO mattress line
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 30/04/2024

Fuorisalone 2024: an unprecedented edition

The most important event of the year in the international design calendar is confirmed
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 29/04/2024

Fuorisalone 2024: the world of design meets in Milan

From 15 to 21 April, a packed calendar of events, exhibitions and installations distributed throughout the city and united around the theme 'Materia Natura'.
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 29/02/2024

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

Created with HybriQ® by Silestone® technology, the collection is inspired by the Mediterranean, its colors and nature.
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 16/06/2021
Company: Cosentino Group

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

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

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.

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

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