Mr Ro, 60, workshop manager.

“I love Sundays. I tend to meet up with my friends and drink coffee. I love a good Vietnamese coffee but these days, you have to be very careful. Lots of places sell fake coffee, made of soy beans and chemicals. I refuse to drink it.”

 

furniture, mid-century style

 The manager of the workshop where the legs for our Mimi and Felix armchairs, sofas, pouffes and footstools are crafted, Mr Ro opened the workshop in the countryside and hired local people. “Before, there were no jobs here,” he says. “And while I could have brought people from the city, everyone here is just lovely. It’s safe here, and quiet.”

 

furniture, mid-century style

“Life can be challenging, but I’m not a pessimistic man. I feel happy every day.”

Mr Ro is the manager of the workshop where the legs on our Felix and Mimi collection are crafted.

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