In the summer of 2021 Tom and Tritia met each other again fully by accident in Rotterdam, they knew each other from way back when Tritia had her own store named Post & Everaarts Leeuwarden, and Tom as an designer of his own eyewear brands. At that moment they realized that they had the same beautiful disrupted obsession with Eyewear.

They had to open a store reflecting their owns ideas, at that moment RAU was born. Later that year, Tom and Tritia opened their store which reflects their love for eyewear, located in the trendy part of central Groningen, the Netherlands.