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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 NikolaTesla Switch induction suction floor by Elica

Great attention to design, research of materials and advanced technologies that can guarantee maximum efficiency and reduced consumption: these are the elements that distinguish the Elica Group, world leader in the kitchen hoods sector.

The company that has revolutionized the traditional image of kitchen hoods over the years, turning them into real design objects, presented its new products at Eurocucina 2018, a perfect synthesis of technological innovation and design.

Among these the new line of NikolaTesla products stands out, innovative suction plates that combine in a single product induction and suction.

NikolaTesla Switch, designed by Fabrizio Crisà, represents the perfect fusion of technology and design.

A large ceramic glass surface houses the cooking and suction functions.

A central ring with a cast iron effect and a glass rim, perfectly flush with the surface of the top, hide the suction system. Simply rotate this circular element and activate the NikolaTesla Switch aspiration.

The new Elica induction suction plate achieves high performance in terms of smoke and odour extraction, silent operation, thanks to a noise level of only 59Dba, and energy efficiency (class A +). Thanks to the use of sensors that recognize the air quality, NikolaTesla Switch is able to automatically adjust the suction speed optimizing consumption. The command interface, intuitive and easy to use, is totally invisible in standby mode, enhancing the aesthetic cleanliness of this product.

The induction suction plate has four cooking zones with latest generation induction systems and is equipped with a double bridge function that allows two adjacent areas to work together in the case of use of large pans.

The surfaces of the floor can be cleaned with great ease; also the maintenance of the filters is simple as they can be easily removed from above. The system patented by Elica provides access to the ceramic anti-odour filters from the top of the flat surface thanks to a glass door that blends in with the aesthetics.

NikolaTesla Switch is available in black ceramic glass combined with cast iron details and white ceramic glass combined with polished steel. The central flap allows 360 degree rotation with double aesthetic finish, on one side glass and on the other cast iron or steel depending on the version chosen. The product is available in both the filtering and the suction version.

The Lapitec Chef induction hob wins the Kitchen Innovation Awards 2023

Awarded for its perfect mix of aesthetics and technology, performance and functionality by visitors to the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt
Category: Hobs
Publication date: 27/02/2023
Company: Lapitec S.p.A.

Falmec suction solutions awarded for technological innovation and refined and essential design

Shelf wins the Special Mention at the German Design Awards 2023, while Brera wins the Archiproducts Design Award
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 19/12/2022
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Elements suction systems by Falmec: design freedom of composition and installation

Smart solutions with an exclusive design that revolutionize the concept of aspiration in the kitchen
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 01/09/2022
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Two Falmec hoods in the foreground in the award-winning film Parasite

The kitchen hoods are part of the Design Collection, a synthesis of stylistic and functional perfection.
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 25/02/2020
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Tecna Feel by Falmec: the new hood that feels and monitors the air thanks to the Feel System technology

An innovative Falmec solution for better air in the kitchen
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Company: Falmec S.p.A.

Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 21/12/2017

By Novy: hoods that illuminate kitchen

A LED light system helps to create the right atmosphere
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 19/09/2017

Novy proposes the hood One

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