SOME people practise feng shui, which balances the flow of energy in many ways and forms, for better living and fortune.
Even lifts are said to be used to suppress negative energy for one’s peaceful and prosperous life.
Feng shui consultant Joe Boey Joen Siang shared this during a talk hosted by Wiitrac Elevator Sdn Bhd at its booth at the just-concluded 20th International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (Archidex) 2019 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
“Every home has negative and positive qi (energy). Having a lift at home is a good solution to suppress negative energy, and for the house owners to have a peaceful and prosperous life,” he said.
Boey said lifts should be installed at an area that had negative energy, which differed for each home.
“If the house owner can see the pylon, electrical wiring tower, or red antenna tower outside, these are negative external features that have bad energy. Installing a lift facing the negative feature can block the negative energy.
“If we want to block the pylons, don’t use transparent glass for lifts, instead build a solid wall made from other materials, as this can block negative qi from entering your home,” he said.
He added that most negative qi were earth elements and it would be a good solution to instal a lift made from metal elements.
“It is fine to have a glass structure, but you must incorporate a metal frame to suppress negative qi,” he said.
Boey said it was important for homeowners to consult feng shui masters before renovating their own homes.
“It is important as not every sector is suitable for installation of lifts. Timing is also important, as good time can enhance the qi,” he added.
Wiitrac Elevator is one of the distributors of the Aritco lifts, imported from Sweden.
The company was founded in 2012 as an elevator services company and extended its business three years later to operate a 5,000sq ft factory in Juru, Penang.
Its founder and managing director, Winson Teh Kean Wei, said
the company has been distributing lifts for residential and commercial use since 2016.
“The lifts come with energy-saving features, low-cost operation and maintenance, with 95% of the lift materials made from recycled items,” he said.
In addition, he said the lifts used patented technology of the screw and nut system, and not cable functions.
“Aritco lifts come in five types of residential and commercial office lifts. Each lift has a load capacity of between 250kg and 500kg.”
Teh said each lift was suitable for installation for up to six-storey buildings or 15m in travelling heights.
“Ninety percent of our clients are homeowners while the remaining instal lifts for commercial use.”
He said some clients preferred to instal lifts for their elderly parents.
“Developers instal the lifts to add value to the property, while some clients prefer to use it as part of their luxury lifestyle,” he said.
Prices range from RM95,000 to RM350,000 for the lifts, and can be customised according to the needs of clients.
At the booth, one of the five models – the smart lift – has been recognised as the world’s smart lift uniquely designed for homes.
“One touch of a smart control button goes to each floor of the home. It can change the lighting colours using a mobile app,” he said.
The company hopes to set up a new branch in Johor by year end. So far, it has four branches in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Sarawak.
“We also want to extend our business operations to Indonesia next year as part of our expansion plans,” he added.
Teh said the company recorded RM18mil in sales last year, and it was targeting RM50mil this year.
Aritco marketing director David Schill said they wanted to change people’s mindset as lifts were part of a home like any other furniture.
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