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 grovery 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.