BURKELMAN = Burke + Kimelman
BURKELMAN is the physical manifestation of the collective minds of Kevin Burke and David Kimelman.
We created BURKELMAN because we wanted to do something together that fulfilled on our shared attitudes towards design and living. We therefore founded a modern, design-oriented, lifestyle brand that’s free from pretension and fussiness and all about having fun, relaxing, and embracing a casual, liberated, approach to life.
After 15 years of living and working in the creative hive of New York City, we wanted to shake things up and begin a new chapter in our lives together. In 2013, we moved upstate to New York’s Hudson Valley to start a family (surprise, it’s twins!), and eventually launch BURKELMAN.
We established the brand in 2014 with the launch of burkelman.com, shipping orders out of our home studio. Eager to meet our customers face to face, we opened our first physical location in Cold Spring, NY a year later. BURKELMAN arrived on the main stage, our NoHo flagship store at Bowery and Bond Street in New York City, in 2018. After a brief Covid pause in 2020, we reopened our NYC Store in a new location at 243 Elizabeth St.
— New York Magazine
— Architectural Digest
— House Beautiful