Hecho Inc. is a design firm based in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. We chose our name, which means ‘made’ in Spanish, because we wholeheartedly believe that ideas need to be made, not just talked about. Founded in 2004, we have been responsible for the construction, development, and launch of over 110 bars and restaurants in New York City. We have developed a reputation for a bold and exceptional blend of design, function, and fabrication, producing spaces that exude a singular style and offer something new with every visit.
We choose reclaimed materials, furniture, lights and various rediscovered items for the stories that they tell. We see an inherent value and quality in these items, and our appreciation for their condition allows us to preserve the history they exude. Layering these materials of disparate origins creates a wealth of contrasting color and texture, striking a balance between the old and the new.
Exploring the play between the former and renewed life of a given material creates a conceptually rich experience that at once feels familiar and foreign. As our design process relies heavily on the unpredictable, the results maintain an element of surprise, ensuring a stimulating and memorable experience that invites guests to interact with their surroundings in new and unexpected ways.
Hecho Inc. was founded in 2004 by partners Phil Morgan and John Kole who met in Paris in 1998. Their appreciation for and dedication to preserving the quality, craft, and history of reclaimed material has won Hecho a reputation for a bold blend of design and fabrication. As the company grew, Jeff Kaufmann joined as a partner in 2011.
Hecho Inc. also owns and operates the Brooklyn bar and restaurant, Building on Bond, along with managing partner, Jared Lewis.