Work Experience

The domain of the company’s activity, which has been successfully promoted for more than two decades in the field of monumental restoration in Slovakia and abroad, is work that requires spatial imagination, but also a sense of historical stylistic morphology and great demands on technical and artistic realization. The NOVOTA company applies its ambitions in working with stone (parts of architecture and independent sculptural reconstructions), with stucco (details of facades and interiors), has realized the implementation of window stained glass, reconstruction, renovation and production of carved wooden elements (historic gates, windows, stairs, railings), realizations in the field of ceramics (interior) and metal elements (gates, doors, grilles, architecture details).

From the very beginning, they realized with a great sense for the stylistic character of the original details and, with the use of research findings, the monumental restoration of the building of the parish of St. Martin in Bratislava in the years 1988-1989, participated in the renovation of the Franciscan Church in Bratislava, reconstructed the Renaissance oak entrance gates at the Jesuit Church in Bratislava, participated in the renovation of the interior of the Uršulín Church. These works, which meant the first independent steps of the company in the field of arts and crafts renewal with a significant impact, are followed by numerous other works and the development of the range of activities of the NOVOTA company. In the representative premises of the Presidential Palace, i. in the historic interiors of Grassalkovič Palace, they restored wooden and gilded paneling in 1994. A year later, they are commissioned to reconstruct (according to the photograph) two baroque gilded and glazed ceramic furnaces, which to this day document the uniquely responsible and creative approach of the authors Oľga and Dušan Novotovec. An example of large and demanding authorial realizations is the Mirror Hall and the bar area, which were to be re-created in 2001, during the general reconstruction of the Carlton Hotel in Bratislava.

Qualified training of the management team also means the ability of creative approach, control of manual work in a wide range of materials (wood carving, ceramic creation, textile creation, plastering, work with plasters, work with metal, work on colored stained glass, painting work, various stages of preparation projects and drawing, etc.).

The professional background of the company is represented not only by practical results of realizations, but also by study prerequisites: graduation in restoration in Florence, graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, graduates of the Secondary School of Arts and Crafts in Bratislava, study of art history, specialization in monument research , PhDr. And PhD.) At the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. We use modern and historical technologies and continuous education in the whole range of areas of our production (participation in professional trainings and seminars with international participation).

The creative and implementation work of the company represents a wide range of production. Our family company, which was founded in 1989, specializes in work related to architecture and its detailed implementation in the exterior and interior. Because we have extensive experience in restoring cultural heritage and applying multifaceted elements in various historical styles, we can work in a wide range of environments and in various materials. Our work team specializes in processing not only for the application of traditional historically proven technologies, but also for the latest work procedures that guarantee quality and durability. Qualified arts and crafts training of the company’s employees means that we master unique work procedures, from mastering manual author’s work to coordinating various professions in creating a finished work.

Education and Training