The company was created in 2004 by John and Karine Bermingham as a trade source for period European antiques and unique decor. In 2008, the couple introduced a line of hand-woven silk Ikat textiles that they imported from Uzbekistan and the line quickly grew to over 100 patterns and colors.
In addition to the fabrics, Bermingham & Co. offers related products like custom made Ikat pillows, lampshades and upholstered goods.
Seeing a trend away from "bricks and mortar", the company closed their trade showroom in 2017 and have focused on offering their antiques and services via the internet through partners such as 1stDibs, InCollect and their own website. They recently expanded their services to include custom upholstery and antiques restoration.
Bermingham & Co. is based in Doylestown PA in the heart of Bucks County where they operate their company from a 240 year old French Normandy-Style stone house and 10 acre farm.
Karine Bermingham was introduced to the Antiques business by her father who was a dealer in Paris, France at the Marche Aux Puces. She trained at school as an upholsterer and went to work at Bergeres et Marquises, a company known for their fine hand-made reproductions of period furniture. Soon after arriving in he US, Karine married John and in 2004 they opened their shop Bermingham & Co. on East 60th St. in NYC which they operated for 10 years. Karine now oversees the company's upholstery workroom and Ikat fabric business from their base in Bucks County, PA.
John Bermingham has been in the Antiques business since age 16, when he got his start working with his father, a New York City antiques dealer. After receiving a BFA from New York University, John began a 15 year career at Pierre Deux Antiques where he worked closely with the founders Pierre LeVec and Pierre Moulin in every aspect of the business. In 2000, John met his now wife and partner Karine and in 2004, they opened their antiques and design shop in NYC. John currently oversees the antiques and restoration division of the company.