The image of Eichholtz is one of a company with a decades-old history. Nevertheless, Eichholtz was founded only 20 years ago. Its founder is Theo Eichholtz (1967), son of a merchant "Upscale grocery stores founded in 1888". After secondary school and military service, Mr Eichholtz decided to go travelling together with his mate, Auke Wichers, with whom he had been friends since his school days. Destinations back then were located primarily in Asia and the United States. On these journeys, Mr Eichholtz encountered furniture that matched his passion for ambience. The rest is, as they say, history: under the flag of Eichholtz Overseas Decorations, Mr Eichholtz started importing furniture, lighting and accessories. Starting with Indonesia, his field of activity expanded to include countries such as Burma, India, China and Thailand. By now, Mr Eichholtz has 50 employees and Auke Wichers is his right-hand man.