Orhan Nikšić – Made In: (de)sign of the times


Orhan studied in America, after graduating in 1999, he worked as an economist in the private sector and international organizations, after which he worked as a senior economist at the World Bank until 2016. As a representative of the fourth generation, he modernizes rich family tradition of making handmade furniture through the Zanat brand, conceived as a bridge between rich cultural heritage, modern design approach, and pioneering program of social responsibility. Orhan and Zanat team are credited with drawing the world’s attention to the cultural heritage of the region of Konjic and the inclusion of the woodcarving craft on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.