It may be recognised as an emerging design enterprise, but woodcraft has long been at the heart of Bosnian brand Zanat. It all started with Gano Niksic, who discovered a unique hand-carving technique from a small village near Konjic. After teaming up with established furniture manufacturers, he began to show his designs at fairs and exhibitions, and passed his woodworking expertise down to his sons.
The skill involved is undeniable. Requiring immense patience and a steady hand, the Konjic technique has remained largely unchanged and takes talent and years of training to fully master. Designs are sketched directly onto the wood, which is manually cut and chiselled. The freehand technique allows for almost limitless creativity, and the result is furniture that is truly unique and where no two pieces are exactly the same.