Phúc, 22 – lathe turner.
Phúc hardly says a word, but his eyes are fixed on us at all times – occasionally he drags them away to look at the translator, but within moments they’re back again. “Is everything OK?” we ask him. “Yes, it’s just that I’ve never seen a foreigner before.”
“I live down the road from here, about 200 metres. Ho Chi Minh City is only about 30 minutes away but I’ve never even been there.”
“I’d like to ask you about England…but I don’t even know what to ask.”
Phúc turns the oak legs for our mid-century-style Felix and Mimi collections