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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 new exotic quartzite from the Sensa by Cosentino® range

Cosentino Group has expanded the Sensa by Cosentino® range of protected natural stone with two new types of Brazilian exotic quartzite: Taj Mahal and White Macaubas.

The two new colours, part of the Sensa Premium range, boast the exclusive Senguard NK stain protection. The Sensa by Cosentino® range is now able to offer resistant surfaces protected not only in granite but also in quartzite, ensuring an even wider offer with special designs.

Quartzite is a very hard metamorphic rock composed almost entirely of quartz and is the perfect alternative for those looking for a natural stone with a marble look, but more durable and robust than traditional marbles. These new types of quartzite in two colours have been carefully selected, taking into account the composition and resistance to stains after treatment with the Senguard NK stain protection, developed by Cosentino's R & D team for natural stone.

Sensa by Cosentino® Taj Mahal presents a delicate cream-ivory background with warm brown veins, able to add a sophisticated touch to any space and to adapt harmoniously to any environment.

Sensa by Cosentino® White Macaubas has a delicate palette of greys and whites; this Brazilian quartzite with light tones presents linear veins, for an original and elegant look reminiscent of classic marble.

Both offer high stain protection and resist to acid substances commonly used in the kitchen, without requiring special daily maintenance. The Senguard NK stain protection penetrates deeply into the stone. Also resistant to UV rays, this formula makes natural stone surfaces ideal for interiors and exteriors, without compromising their transpiring properties and natural colour. The new quartzite surfaces are also ideal as work surfaces: equipped with NSF certification, they are perfectly suitable for food use.

All Sensa by Cosentino® protected natural stones offer a guarantee of 15 years and are available in thicknesses of 2 and 3 cm.

HIMACS European Architecture & Design Awards 2023 competition: creativity, innovation and inspiration

The award aims to recognise creative excellence in the fields of architecture and design
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 13/11/2023
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

Silestone® by Cosentino hybrid surfaces: the new Urban Crush collection

Inspired by the aesthetics of the contemporary city, it offers four new colours that recall limestone and sandstone
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 03/07/2023
Company: Silestone by Cosentino

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.

LG Hausys presents HI-MACS® Intense Ultra: an innovation in the Solid Surface market

The best of technology: Intense Colour Technology and Ultra-Thermoforming
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 12/09/2019
Company: LX Hausys Europe Gmbh

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