I only got to know about Tony Chi when he designed the Ritz Carlton in Singapore and that was about the time I left Singapore and migrated to Canada. And if you’ve ever been to the Ritz in Singapore, you will know that Tony Chi is not an ordinary interior designer. Hotels built by him are known as the Tony Chi’s hotel to folks who worked in the hotels before and the Ritz is not only beautiful but very classy.
Inspired by his work, I too stole his idea for some sliding door for lofts that we have in Canada , that we were renovating for rental. This interior designer started designing restaurants and then moved to hotels in Asia after the stock market crash. And of course, Asia benefited from his expertise In fact, Tony Chi started with small jobs like designing a restaurant in a hotel in Jakarta. And even though he has been awarded into the Hall Of Fame Inductee for Interior Design, in 2009, he still kept his company small, with only 50 employees. I am inspired by Tony Chi and even though the spouse’s business is doing well, I too am pleased to do it small like Tony Chi.