Our story

Our beginnings date back to 1945, when a small group of carpenters led by Mr. Durm joined forces in Sevnica. First, they only restored old furniture, but later begun to make furniture to order as well. The increased scope of work led to the establishment of the Sevnica Carpenters’ Production Cooperative in 1947. Over the years, the company participated in the furnishing of a number of commercial and government buildings and official residences. Increasing demand for period furniture led to the idea of the company developing its own line of period furniture for homes. In 1970, the company came to be called Stilles, period furniture and furnishings. The company begun to manufacture and install hotel furniture as well.

In 2010, the Polovič family gained a share in the company through their own company, AFP d.o.o. The current Chairman of the Board, begun an integral restructuring and in a few years the business model was led to a direction, where Stilles is capable of performing complete hotel equipement, from packages of necessary documentation to completion of construction works.

Today, Stilles is a market-oriented company that exports 95% of its products to the global markets on average. Hotel furnishing projects comprise 93 % of the company’s sales structure, while the rest is made up by sales of its own brand of furniture and production of components for the caravanning industry. Stilles is capable of realisation of complex and comprehensive projects of hotel furnishing, of size more than 40,000 m², in a way that all the important procedures (development, technical documentation preparation, production, logistics, installation, coordination of sellers and supervision) are managed by the company itself. The company utilizes a wide range of materials – from wood through glass, stone, metal, leather, textile and various composites.

About the owners

The owner of the majority share is Polovič family, through their company, AFP d.o.o., whose principal activity was sale of textiles and sporting goods. The successful family tradition of entrepreneurship that was started in 1968 in Germany by Franc Polovič, Sr and his son Franc Jr, has been continued by Aleksander Polovič as a representative of the third generation.

The owners of the minority share are Rok Barbič, Managing Director/CEO, and Sandi Banič, Management Assistant.

The owners set out a long-term development and business strategy for the company. The company’s tradition and the know-how and experience give them complete faith in Stilles’s long-term potential.


Vision

Our vision is to become a dynamic, servicing company, delivering complete solutions, from design, through development, production and installation of interior equipment made to order. We endeavour to become the central European leading interior designer for bigger objects, which is commercially stable, creative, state-of-the-art and environment friendly.

Mission

Our mission is to create high-quality and well-designed furniture and furnishings tailored to our clients’ wishes by taking a comprehensive approach and developing solutions on an individual basis.

Values

We strive to build, develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients based on mutual respect, trust, proficiency and quality, what is reflected in our clients’ satisfaction.

Together with our employees we create a friendly working environment, in which requirements and results, dictated by successful operating, are complemented with personal satisfaction and expectations of every individual and with pleasant and respectful human relations.

With attentive selection of business partners we create and provide quality and integrity of our products. Together we seek for new business opportunities on the markets, co-make conditions for development and encourage business ethic.

Our relationship with society and the environment is essential for our company’s operation. We are aware of our responsibility to give society and the environment back all we have been given in order to ensure the uninterrupted life cycle.