Vuong – button maker.
“I was born in the year of the goat. It happened to be the year that Tet celebrations took place this February. What happens during Tet is very important – it sets up what’s to come for the rest of the year. My Tet holiday didn’t go so well.”
“During Tet you don’t loan or borrow money, you don’t ask for debts to be paid, and you musn’t allow yourself to feel frustration. You spend time with your family and eat well – which I did.”
“This year I stayed with my wife’s relatives. By the end of the break I wanted to get back to work. I told my wife I’d leave a day earlier, but said she could stay if she wanted. I thought she’d follow me home, but she stayed. We’ve been married since 2004. Sometimes you need a little time apart.”
Vuong crafts the buttons used on designs like our collection of Mimi sofas.