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.”

 

Furniture, mid-century style

“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.”

 

Furniture, mid-century style

“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

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