The owners of Brooklyn shop Collyer's Mansion, Mauri Weakley and Ben Heemskerk, love nothing more than scouring flea markets and little known shops for unique finds for their home. Their collection of goods began to grow so much that they decided to open a shop. And thus, Collyer's Mansion was born.
Name/Title: Mauri Weakley and Ben Heemskerk/Owners
Open Date: December 2012
Inspiration for opening: We’ve always loved scouring flea markets and discovering wonderful off the beaten path shops, to buy those special things for our home. But you can only fit so much in a 1-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. With the store it’s limitless!
Merchandise source: We work with a great roster of small companies from New York to California, Belgium to Japan, producing well-crafted, beautiful objects focusing on both form and function. In addition, we also produce our own small collections of table linens, throw pillows, and refurbished antique furniture.
(Images: Collyer's Mansion)
- Founded: December 2012
- Founded by: Mauri Weakley and Ben Heemskerk
In our Brooklyn shop we curate a thoughtful collection of home furnishings and gifts from local, as well as international, craftspeople. We believe that practical does not mean ordinary, beautiful is not opposed to being useful, and rich does not necessarily equal expensive. We enjoy the adventure of finding that perfect ceramic bowl; the entrancing hand-woven wall tapestry; the sophisticated, yet simple, rocks glass; that perfect-for-your-home mid-century Danish credenza; or the straight-forward, yet endearing, birthday card. And, if we can’t find it, we make it! With Collyer's Mansion throw pillows, linen napkins, tablecloths, and tableware, we are able to express our sense of style and decor. Also, be on the lookout for Collyer’s Mansion furniture, curtains, and bags in the very near future!