Zanat HQ, Showroom & Woodcarving Museum

Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge


Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge


Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud

Kalia Chaise-Lounge is a genuinely innovative chaise-lounge skilfully constructed into a solid wood sculpture of almost intimidating beauty. The top is created of around 50 pieces of wood—each with different and extraordinarily precise geometry.

The pieces must fit together perfectly to form Kalia’s refined curvatures. The joints not only testify to the mastery of Zanat’s craftsman and engineers, but also create a leaf-like fish bone pattern on the surface of the wooden top.

Another essential highlight of this sculpturesque piece are the hand-carved edges which emphasize the elegant curvature of the piece. The carving pattern, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud is inspired by the aesthetic of burnt wood.

Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge

Kalia’s base is made in powder finished steel with a narrow minimalistic column and a flat rectangular base, which provides the sculptural wooden top with a levitating lightness. This is a product that makes Zanat’s craftsmen exceptionally proud of their skills.

Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge

Kalia comes with two pillows, one in sculpted wood, and the other upholstered in suede. For additional comfort, an optional removable cover hand-knitted in wool can be ordered. The blanket, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, is the result of Zanat’s collaboration with a women-only cooperative from Sarajevo, Bosnia.


Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge


For me design is about seeing the context, discovering the stakes, be they cultural, ecological, economic…, and finding a simple solution that makes a creative synthesis of the stakes.”

Since the beginning of his career (a 1990 graduate of Paris’ ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris Design Institute), Jean-Marie Massaud has been working on an extensive range of works, stretching from architecture to objects, from one-off project to serial ones, from macro environment down to micro contexts.

Major brands such as Axor, Cassina, Christofle, Poliform, Toyota have solicited his ability to mix comfort and elegance, zeitgeist and heritage, generosity and distinction.

Beyond these elegant designs, his quest for lightness – in matters of essence – synthesize three broader stakes: individual and collective fulfillment, economic and industrial efficiency, and environmental concerns.

“I’m trying to find an honest, generous path with the idea that, somewhere between the hard economic data, there are users. People. ”His creations, whether speculative or pragmatic, explore this imperative paradigm: reconciling pleasure with responsibility, the individual with the collective. We have known and admired the works of Jean-Marie much before we launched Zanat. He accepted our invitation to collaborate after a meeting at Salone Del Mobile in Milan in 2018.

Jean-Marie has challenged Zanat to push the boundaries of what we can do in solid wood and to achieve the perfection in project execution. The result is not only seen in some extraordinary objects we have created together, but also in generating skills and knowhow that will benefit Zanat for many years to come.









Base powder finished steel top solid wood


- Height : 70 cm (27.5” in)
- Width : 204 cm (80.5” in)
- Depth : 51 cm (20” in)


and-knitted wool cover-blanket is possible to order with Kalia Chaise Longue. -Included in the price are two pillows one sculpted in wood, and the other upholstered in suede leather.


All Zanat products can be cleaned with soft dry or damp cotton or other soft cloth. For repairs and reoiling of oil-finished products, please consult our Care & Maintenance manual. Oil-finished dining tables come with a free care & maintenance kit. The kits can also be purchased from Zanat.


- Cherry Zanat Pigment
- Maple Black Stain+matt Lacquer

Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge
Cherry Zanat Pigment
Zanat Kalia Chaise Lounge
Maple Black Stain+matt Lacquer


Jean-Marie Massaud


Made in Herzegovina




Zanat provides a five-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects in standard products (materials and workmanship). Wear, tear and product damages is not covered under this warranty. The claims will not cover minor checks in wood, which result from relative humidity changes. Cracks in wood that result as a consequence of air humidity outside the above-indicated safe range, discolorations resulting from direct exposure of products to sunlight or otherwise improper use will not be covered under the warranty. Claims from end users must be submitted to the dealer from whom the product was purchased in order to be considered.


All wood used in Zanat’s products comes from sustainably managed forests or private fruit orchards (walnut and cherry). FSC certificates for forest-originating wood are available upon request. Moreover, in 2021 Zanat undertook a commitment to plant three new trees for every tree we used to produce our products.

Color variations and small healthy knots in wood are indications of material authenticity and cannot be considered a defect. Wood is a hygroscopic material which absorbs and sheds moisture to adopt to the humidity of the environment in which it is placed and it expands or shrinks as a consequence. To minimize checking and cracking, all Zanat products should be kept indoors (outdoors use is OK if protected from precipitation and direct sunlight) and air humidity should not be less than 40% or more than 70%. Humidity outside this range is not optimal for human health and can result in product damage.

Zanat HQ, Showroom & Woodcarving Museum
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Zanat HQ, Showroom & Woodcarving Museum
Varda 2, 88400 Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina