New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village
This weekend, German Village residents and visitors will find a new place to shop for home decor when Beakerloo officially opens its doors at 190 East Whittier Street. The previously online-only business has been around for three years, and owners Brent Duncan and Lucy Godman decided that now is the time to take the business into the realm of brick-and-mortar.
“Over the past several years, many of our clients have been coastal, and we really felt it was time to concentrate on developing the business a little closer to home,” said Duncan. “We’ve always loved German Village so we couldn’t think of a better location to launch our first brick and mortar store.”
The new shop features modern and contemporary art and furnishings, with a focus on mid-century decor.
“Brent has always had a fascination of the lives of artists, writers and designers which has led to a 25-year collection of contemporary prints – including works by Robert Raushenburg, John Balsdessari, Sir Peter Blake RA and others,” explained Godman. “More recently, the collection broadened to include mid-century modern furniture from designers including Le Corbusier, Paul McCobb, George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and many more.”
The location on East Whittier was an easy decision for Duncan and Godman. Duncan has owned the building since 2002, and previously operated the Lickity Split ice-cream shop located next door at 188 East Whittier. The 550 square feet of retail space will allow Beakerloo to showcase a small sampling of its larger online inventory, and will feature a rotating mix of art and furniture.
“Repeat visitors will not be disappointed,” said Godman. “It’s a curated collection of gently used designer pieces that will anchor and elevate any space.”
Beakerloo opens to the public this Saturday, June 24th.
For more information, visit www.beakerloo.com.
All photos by Walker Evans.