Our story

how it all started

Martin Novotný Technovo
Martin Novotný Technovo

Technovo was founded in 2014 when I decided to go into business as a freelance engineer for a while after college. First I drew and developed, then I started helping customers as a technical supervisor during the production of various prototypes. Somewhere in there came a cruel bump to the reality of custom metal fabrication, carpentry and other crafts. There were problems with deadlines, obfuscation of the true state of affairs and general manufacturing shenanigans. I often had no choice but to simply tweak key details myself.

It wasn't even a year before I decided to set up my own workshop in the small family garage. I got my welder's license and offered the possibility of custom development and production. I did a lot in that time, but if anything really appealed to me, it was beautiful designer furniture that began to fascinate me with its craftsmanship and high use value. And so I turned my attention to it and, as you can see, I'm still at it today. Sure, there are more of us at it now, we have better equipment, bigger spaces, an eshop... but the main thing is still the same - my desire to create beautiful furniture that lasts.


Detail of the seat of the Zeta metal chair

If you are wondering how the name Technovo came about, it is a combination of the word technê [tékʰnɛː] and the surname Novotný. Technê comes from Greek and translates as craft, art, but also the art of creating and that's something I've been fascinated with since birth - being able to shape the world around me and make it a little bit better.

Detail of the seat of the Zeta metal chair
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