The Making of a Contemporary Classic
With a history that spans over a century and four generations, Zanat is a company as unique as their collection of handmade furniture designs. Characterised by the wood carving techniques developed by the founders’ ancestors, Zanat’s design-led products bridge the gap between modern manufacturing techniques and quality craftsmanship.
Zanat’s story can be traced back to the early 20th century, when the founders’ grandfather started a humble furniture business, using the wood-carving techniques taught to him by his father. This type of carved furniture design, to become known as the ‘Bosnian Konjic style’, is local to Konjic, a town in Southern Bosnia where the company is still based. Over the following decades, the business, complete with it’s signature skills and style, were passed down the generations of the Niksic family. Despite taking on different forms, and ceasing production during multiple wars, the core principles remained the same; to produce hand-crafted furniture, uncompromised in quality and innovation.