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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 winners of the seventh edition of the “Cristalplant® Design Contest” have been decreed, in collaboration with Antoniolupi. This year there were two categories of design for two targets of age, on the one hand the “Young Designer”, the other hand the “Senior Designer”. For each group a winner has been selected. For the senior designer category, the jury awarded the first prize to Cosetta Muggianu who has presented herself with the “Lunetta” project. It is a bath whose design was modeled on the dual function that can perform: bath or shower. The size and the sculptural form favour its free placement within environments of any size. The different curves of the profile suggest a convenient entrance and a surrounding seat. The original geometry, ovoidal, pure, is shaped, emptied, manipulated, up to hide itself to take on the profile of a shell of sinuous asymmetric design that, depending on your point of view, is reminiscent of the moon phases. A small moon, therefore, emphasized by the material and velvety whiteness of Cristalplant Biobased, the material of which “Lunetta” is made. The product will be included in the 2016 catalogue of Antoniolupi, company partner of the contest. While Leonardo Mercurio is the winner of junior designer with the Fe-Man project. The sinuous lines of Fe-Man represent the union of two different entities: the female and the male. Two complementary figures that harmonize with each other, creating a minimalist sculptural object. Free is the interpretation of the washbasin in space, depending on the point of view from which it is observed and it is positioned. The functionality of Fe-Man is expressed by the material with which it has been made: Cristalplant Biobased. It will be included in the Antoniolupi 2016 catalogue. Roberto Cicchinè and Marino Breccia, with the Metrolineare project, and Angelo Milano with Mameli, have instead received the special mention by the jury. The winning projects were presented in preview at the Salone del Mobile in Milan at the showroom of Antoniolupi, in via Porta Tenaglia.  www.antoniolupi.it       www.cristalplant.it