Anton Šťastný
founder of the company EVERGREEN, remembering establishment of the company 22 years ago.

EVERGREEN

Exceptional solid wood furniture

INTRODUCTION

We started making furniture in the garage. People did not know us, even though we were better assemblers than the Italians, for example. We had a weak design though. It somewhat recalled German cars in the past – well-assembled, but with a bad design. When the design matched the construction, they had the best cars in the world. We also had to proceed in the same way – good construction and its connection to design. But we also needed the technology. We went to Italy to buy refurbished machines. A garage was no longer enough, so we built a hall. A heating engineer came in, started welding in the hall and burned it all up. We lost everything! Can you imagine it? Six sad guys were all that was left behind. We said to ourselves that we are capable workers and we would do it again and the right way. We established a company from an association of freelancers. We did not have a land, but finally we bought a place on former Mlynská Street in Ružomberok, which is Štiavnická Road today. It was a coincidence. We were building and we have built. Later, after about two years, I came to work by car, and when I looked at everything around me, I said, God, it is better than I imagined. God put it all together, and it was better than I ever imagined.”