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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 Lapitec Chef induction hob wins the Kitchen Innovation Awards 2023

Lapitec Chef, the innovative under-top induction hob that allows for maximum formal cleanliness of furnishings, won the Kitchen Innovation Award 2023, an award promoted by LifeCare.Network UG and announced with an official ceremony at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt.

The victory was decreed by the public who wanted to elect it as the best product according to the criteria of "functionality, innovation, product benefit, design and material equality".

"This is the first prize obtained by Lapitec Chef, which confirms our research towards innovation and also allows us to express the best characteristics of sintered stone" -  says Marcello Toncelli, at the helm of the brand, who continues: "We have dedicated several years to the fine-tuning of this product, covered by a patent and developed for the electrothermal part in collaboration with the University of Padua. Our ambition is to make Lapitec the reference surface par excellence in the world of cooking, at an international level, and Lapitec Chef is an indispensable and unique tool through which we can move towards this goal".


Lapitec Chef: mix between aesthetics and technology

Characterized by a perfect mix of aesthetics and technology, performance and functionality, Lapitec Chef is activated by a double Cooking Mat equipped with magnetic sensors; when positioned on the hob, it interacts with the under-top inductors and activates the touch controls and the system, for a total of four cooking areas, even in bridge mode. In the absence of the Mat, the induction hob and the relative displays are instead inactive and guarantee maximum safety. The kitchen top therefore remains completely free: only the display appears together with small incisions that indicate where to place the mat. The worktop can thus be used for food preparation, plating or even as a dining area, thanks to its non-porous, non-absorbent surface, resistant to chemical agents and thermal shock, certified with the NSF Food Zone mark for contact with food.


Customisable, silica free and full body

Lapitec Chef is compatible with all crockery suitable for induction hobs. The Cooking Mat is made of black food-grade silicone with a surface pattern that improves its performance, and is dishwasher safe.

Aesthetically sophisticated and technologically advanced, Lapitec Chef can be customized in all the nuances and finishes of the Lapitec range, silica free and 'full body'.

Lapitec is in fact a "full body" sintered stone, made with a mixture of 100% natural minerals. Material used in architecture, interior and product design, it is available in large slabs with three possible thicknesses (12, 20 and 30 mm), in 18 shades and 6 surface finishes.

The company has patented the mineral formula for a material completely free of crystalline silica
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 26/01/2022
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

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

Häfele AluSplash® kitchen cladding panels: easy to fix and pleasing to the eye

An innovative solution to protect the space between the worktop and the kitchen cabinets from splashes and stains
Category: Kitchen furniture accessories
Publication date: 13/01/2021
Company: Häfele Italia

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

Lapitec® presents the first sintered stone slabs in the world with a through vein

A material with strong innovative connotations, an important technological achievement, the result of years of intense research
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 29/11/2019
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

The new NikolaTesla Switch induction suction floor by Elica

Induction and aspiration in a single product, synthesis of technology and design
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Company: Elica 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

Novy proposes the hood One

Fully integrated in the hob
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 10/03/2015