Goodwood was started around the mid nineties by Joost van der Post, who flew over to Jepara after overhearing a conversation about furniture opportunities in the east—on an airplane. With nothing but a camera and a fax machine Joost began his furniture empire, taking pictures of furniture on the side of the road during the day and faxing the images around the world in the evening.
The demand was real, orders were coming and containers were shipped. Whilst Joost handled production and logistics, his wife Jamy handled all finances and administration. Being one of the first expats in Jepara, as a couple, they ruled the local furniture export industry and together built the company which stands today as Goodwood Interiors.
In the spring of 2015 in Singapore, Joost spoke his last words and passed away in Mt. Elizabeth Hospital. He left this world tragically, after suffering a long year and an unforgiving battle with cancer. He will always be remembered by many as a great man who did a lot for the community and as a family man who always cherished the good moments in life. Today he is still remembered in his native country of the Netherlands as an avid yachtsman, as well as a competitive sailor and as the author of several books on the history of wooden boat-building.
"As a shipwright I had worked with Teak wood for many years myself so I immediately recognized the exceptional skills of the carpenters in Jepara. I made it my goal to fuse western management with eastern craftsmanship. That is what Goodwood is all about.”
- Joost van der Post, 2010
Today Goodwood employs over a hundred of professionally trained workers. As of 2019 our factory currently exports an average of around 60 containers annually to top designer furniture brands around the US, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world.
We have grown from humble beginnings into a world class furniture manufacturing company with a respected position in the international market. The Goodwood team today is a fresh group of driven individuals with an extreme passion and dedication to the Goodwood brand. The culture in Goodwood is special, and it’s truly what makes us who we are.
Our mission statement at Goodwood is ultimately to provide our clients high quality furniture with an exceptional standard of customer service and communication. We put a big emphasis on the relationship we have with our clients, we strive for longevity. We are proudly; cabinet makers of distinction.
PT. Goodwood Interior
Desa Bawu Dolongan RT.01 RW.02
Batealit, 59461 Jepara
Tel: +62 29 142 981 77
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