Name of Recipient:
Mr. Richard Yea
There is no room for circumspection for the fruition of innovation and creativity. Especially for Mr Richard Yea who started Design 4 Space Pte Ltd in 2002 (previously known as Ritzs Décor). Design 4 Space is a fully integrated interior design firm that specializes in residential and commercial projects. With a group of talented and dedicated designers, Design 4 Space aims to help design the dream house/ space for all with their knowledge, professionalism, efficiency and talents. Customers can trust that they are all in good hands.
With their past experience in more than 1000 projects with their excellent workmanship, Design 4 Space is able to produce innovation solutions, creativity & uniqueness in everything that they do. Today, space is of a great concern. The size of the apartment has shrunk, and we need to rely a lot on the designers to take into account of the architectural layout to offers an efficient design.
Thus, that is how the name Design 4 space came about. “We maximize the functionality of the given space.” Mr Yea remarked. Regardless of size, all our projects will receive the same amount of dedication and attention. The dedicated designer will manage and oversee every element of each job from the start to finish. Working pre-agreed timescales and budgets, this approach guarantees a high level of continuity essential to the successful delivery of every project. “Our experience and knowledgeable designers will ensure that your desires are fulfilled” Mr Yea highlighted.
“My parent has always been my inspiration in life, they instilled many important values in me such as self-confidence, integrity, honestly and determination. I am who I am today because of them!” Mr Yea expressed his gratitude to his parent when quizzed on what made him decide to be an entrepreneur. Mr Yea started his first job in a renovation company which heightened his passion for interiors and architecture. “Now I can’t walk into a space without touching the materials and surfaces or examining the details. I follow my passion for building homes and turning a client’s dream into reality. ” Mr Yea expounded.
Despite Design4Space’s prolific start, setbacks are commonplace in an entrepreneurship. “Securing business and trust from clients, also the lack of marketing and promotion funds are the key challenges when we first went into the business.” Mr Yea responded. These obstacles scourge and oppress Design4Space’s progress tremendously. However, Mr Yea was staunched to hold on to the business. “We turn the table around with our sincerity, hard work and quality workmanship. We are able to satisfy our clients’ demand. Thus, good referrals have been a big part of our success and have helped spread the words about what we do and how we can achieve it.” Mr Yea recollected.
What makes Design4Space idiosyncratic from the trade is its dedicated team that is committed to deliver the highest standard of service to their client. Attention to details is one of the core directives in their business.
Each project is custom- tailored to fit the vision of the client to ensure originality and sustainability (fuss free design that requires minimum maintenance.) In Design4Space, they also help client to create an environment that caters for their well-being and improve their quality of life. They zoom into the smallest details such as the effect of sunlight within a room, a most basic element that can affect productivity or perhaps even happiness.
“We will also go the extra miles to provide energy saving solutions advices whenever needed.” Mr Yap explicated.
“Entrepreneurship is about the ability to pursue your passion in life and zeal to create something different.” My Yea mentioned. Mr Yea also gave his viewpoint on the qualities of a successful entrepreneur. “A successful person always set the bar very high for themselves and is often competitive as they are constantly striving for perfection. Honesty and integrity are the guiding principles of any successful person. There principles promote trustworthiness.”
“You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking …” – Steve job. The quote by Steve Job has always been one of Mr Yea greatest inspirations in life. It not about the monetary gained, but about your passion in life. You will never be tired of working if you have a passion for you work! “My family is my greatest motivator. I hope that I will be able to inspire my only daughter and teach her the right values in life, just like how my parent taught me to be. I always like a quote that I chanced upon: You can’t prepare the future for your children but you can prepare your children for the future.”
In life we can only learn so much in school, the rest you have to learn in practice, from the school of experience. You have to come out of your comfort zone and willing to take the risk, and strive to be innovative. As for Mr Yea, the greatest achievements is single handling 4 commercial and 5 residential projects within a short span of 1.5 month. Owner’s compliment is Mr Yea’s satisfaction.
Mr Yea is thrilled to list some intravenous expansion plan for Design4Space. “I hope to expand the company to a single stop hub where we are able to provide and create a full range of innovative home products from tiles, lightings, bath fixtures and accessories for the clients. Providing them with a personalize service, and at the same time achieving better control in term of quality assurance.” Mr Yea revealed. This preeminence shall last for perpetuity as Design4space soars to greater heights.
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