Mr. Wilson Teh
It has been said that big things come from humble beginnings and this is definitely true for the Managing Director of Rezt & Relax Interior, our very own, Mr. Wilson Teh. Before attaining the success that he has right now, he and his family struggled to fight life’s hardships through hard work and perseverance.
He was just seven when his father died of kidney failure and brain hemorrhage so at this early stage Mr. Teh had learned how to be smart and how to find ways to reach his life goals. His mother, who was only 35 when his father passed away, taught Wilson how to be business smart at his very young age. Accepting laundry service from households didn’t bring enough income for the family when the father died so Wilson’s mom had decided to sell costume jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, and bracelets illegally at a pedestrian bridge in Orchard road. Little Wilson, as young as he was, helped his mother by travelling from his school in Bedok to Orchard to assist his mom in selling the jewelries. When he reached the age of 10, he already had his own stall outside Centrepoint and that started his passion in investing and business.
Passion for Interior Design
Having his own stall in Centrepoint wasn’t enough for Mr. Teh and so when a few friends of his decided to run their own stalls in two other areas in the city, he earned income by supplying goods from them as the middleman. This idea was his inspiration in how he runs his business now. When his employees opted to run their own businesses after a few years and he knows that they are hard-working enough to keep the business running, he eagerly show his support by taking equity stakes in their firms. At this date, Mr. Wilson is a significant shareholder and director of four of his former employees.
Wilson had experienced being a door-to-door salesman of skin-care products for five years after completing his National Service before he joined an interior design firm after two years. Being a self-learned interior designer and a born entrepreneur, in the year 2000 he decided to venture out and run his own interior design business with his colleague Mr. John Foo who is also one of Rezt & Relax Interior’s Managing Director.
Changing the world starting with the people of Singapore through interior designing is Wilson’s dream. By transforming a simple HDB flat into an exclusive condo unit, Mr Teh hopes to improve the standard of living of every Singaporean. He believes that more than the design itself, it’s the effect that it gives to the people when they see the design that really matters. Like a wife who does not want to cook because of a messy and cramped kitchen will definitely be encouraged to prepare food for the whole family if her kitchen’s interior has been designed to be neat, spacious and efficient. Or a husband who always comes home late will have the desire to go back to a warm and comfortable home immediately after work because it is now designed and decorated to promote relaxation and rest. Wilson believes that interior designing is not all about the money that can be earned from it but also the value it adds to the human life with regards to the environment that they are living.
An Encouraging Father
Wilson Teh is a father of 4 adorable children namely Jovan, Vicki, Sarah and Macy and also a husband to his loving wife, Ma Li Li. He relates managing a business into being the main man of the house by providing constant encouragement to every member of the family. As one of the Managing Directors of Rezt & Relax, Wilson does not let any member of the team to be a money earning machine. Instead, he instills in them the passion to create and design meaningful spaces that will improve the way of life of each and every client.