Do you think about furniture outside of work?
4 years ago · India · 2 min read

Do you think about furniture outside of work?

“I always look at furniture when I’m out and about. I look over it and I think – I could do that better.” He smiles.

 

furniture, carpenter, stool french-style in mango wood and fabric

“My father is a farmer but I took an interest in wood carving,” Akbar told us. “If there was a list of great carvers in the world, I’d want to be at the top.”

 

furniture, carpenter, stool french-style in mango wood and fabric

“It takes me a whole day to carve the detail into the French-style Rouen stool. This is hand-work; concentration is key. Without the mind there is nothing.”

 

furniture, carpenter, stool french-style in mango wood and fabric

When Akbar returns home, he spends the evening cooking with his wife. “She’s very sincere, always taking care of me. Now she’s pregnant with our first baby and I’m very excited.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or a boy, I will love it anyway.”

 

Akbar, 28, wood carver

 

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