Zanat HQ, Showroom & Woodcarving Museum

Zanat Sova Lounge Chair


Zanat Sova Lounge Chair


Designed by Patrick Norguet

Sova Loungechair, designed by Patrick Norguet, is a uniquely bold and comfortable armchair with strong character.

The chair’s powerful character stems from an elaborate wooden structure, reminiscent of a human figure posed to embrace the seated.

The ergonomic design and soft embracing upholstery, with a curved seatback in mold-injected foam, not only add to the product’s sophisticated character, but guarantee great seating comfort.

Zanat Sova Lounge Chair

Sova means owl in Bosnian and it was chosen to describe a piece designed for daydreaming and thoughts of wisdom which owls have come to symbolize.

Zanat Sova Lounge Chair

The lounge chair’s frame will be offered in several woods (maple, walnut, and oak) and finishes with matching choices of designer fabrics and leather upholstery.


Zanat Sova Lounge Chair


"My job is to find the equation that gives an object an anchor in a culture, an anchor in time. I think good design is honest, discreet, and above all, durable. Hence the notion of timelessness."

Patrick Norguet approaches objects and design from a graphical perspective. Since childhood, he has preferred sketchbooks to textbooks, filling them up with sketches and drawings. A “hands-on” approach of industry and design studies in Paris (ESDI) mark the unusual profile of this constructive rebel.

His career underwent a dramatic change in 2000 when Giulio Cappellini spotted his now famous Rainbow Chair. He joined the circle of designers that matter and created his Parisian studio. Since that time, he has been designing for major producers and renowned brands.

For Patrick Norguet, design is first and foremost about happy encounters. What he is most passionate about is exchanging with manufacturers, discovering their know-how; the impulse of a creative intention refined by technical constraints, economic stakes and the expectations of a user whom he hopes to discreetly but durably win over.

Drawing inspiration from everything that surrounds him, Patrick Norguet does not follow trends but seeks to give shape to products whose relevance and modernity would withstand the test of time: “A well-designed object, an object created through generous collaboration is timeless.”

From consumer products to luxury objects, Patrick Norguet brings authenticity and elegance. Today, he is an essential figure on the international design scene.

For us at Zanat it was an honor to be approached by Patrick, whose work we’ve known and admired for a long time. This was Zanat’s first design partnership that started through virtual talks during the pandemic.

Despite the physical distance, we developed a dialogue, a connection, and were able to design and develop the first product of our collaboration, Morpho bench, through cyberspace communication.



Made in Herzegovina










Patrick Norguet

Zanat Sova Lounge Chair


- Height : 68 cm (26.7” in)
- Width : 76 cm (29.9″ in)
- Depth : 75 cm (29.5” in)
- Seat Height : 35-40 cm (13.7-15.7″in)

Zanat Sova Lounge Chair


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.


Frame solid wood seat leather or fabrics




Wooden Structure


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.


Zanat Sova Lounge Chair
Maple Black Stain+matt Lacquer
Zanat Sova Lounge Chair
Maple Wenge Stain+matt Lacquer
Zanat Sova Lounge Chair
Walnut, Oil


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