Jivjav, 30 – frame assembler.

“Challenges to me are a philosophical thing. Everything can be easy, and everything can be difficult. It all depends on how you approach things.”

 

Ottoman, modern-country style artisan

“I do love my job. I’ve been doing it for ten years. There are a bunch of us who came here as helpers and have moved up and up each year. Now I’m responsible for the construction of entire frames.”

 

Ottoman, modern-country style artisan

We noticed the gold and ruby jewellery on his ears and finger. “They were a wedding present from my family. I wear them every day.”

 

Jivjav assembles the frames for some of our French– and modern country-style designs, including the Astor ottomans

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