Present Time’s mission is to allow contemporary design to add fun and a personal touch to life. In the early 1980’s Mr. Teertstra (founder of Present Time) started a small gift company, called Kaleidoscoop. Due to the success of this company it merged with Clockwork and they decided to combine their strengths under the name Present Time. In 1999 Present Time expanded by buying two other companies, namely Karlsson and Leitmotiv. Nowadays these companies are still recognizable as brands of Present Time.