Hecker Guthrie

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Hecker Guthrie








Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie are Interior Designers with a strong architectural sensibility. With more than twenty years experience in the design industry, both directors have worked with major architectural practices. First established by Paul Hecker and Kerry Phelan as Hecker Phelan in 1999, the company became Hecker Phelan & Guthrie following the appointment of Hamish Guthrie as Director in 2002. The firm changed its name once more in 2010, to Hecker Guthrie.

Hecker Guthrie can boast an impressive list of clients, and an equally laudable body of work for which the firm has been awarded and widely published. The company portfolio is a combination of Hospitality, Residential, Retail and Commercial fit outs, both in Australia and abroad.

Hecker Guthrie is a company that constantly reassess and rethinks its approach to design; refining and evolving in the process.

  • Claremont Tonic

    Designed by Hecker Guthrie, this new pan-Asian restaurant from Davis Yu features a raw and industrial palette enlivened by bold graphics and playful neon artworks.

  • Interior Design: The Garden House

    Woods Bagot and Hecker Guthrie collaborate to produce a luxury residential development on the fringe of Carlton Gardens in Melbourne.

  • Joe Black the Tailor

    Joe Black the Tailor provides a modern interpretation of the traditional tailoring environment, with subtle references to gentry and sport. A very bespoke feel is achieved through a collection of found objects by collaborator Suzie Stanford, ranging from furniture upholstered in cycling jerseys, stools covered in hessian sacks to an array of hooks and drawers. […]

  • Fjall

    Fjall (pronounced ‘fee-all’) is a complete refurbishment, transforming a 1960s chalet into six true European style ski-in ski-out apartments, in a contemporary context. The name Fjall refers to the mountainous landscape in Scandinavia. Fittingly, the design adheres to the Scandinavian Design aesthetic of functionality and elegance, but with an Australian alpine sensibility. Each apartment features […]

  • The Ivy

    Hecker Phelan & Guthrie’s opulent venue in central Sydney draws inspiration from the glamour of Palm Springs and LA.