The Story Behind "HOEK"
Hoek founders Conor Coghlan and Brian Chu met while studying Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. After practicing Architecture in New York for a number of years they both decided to start their own design and fabrication firm, A05 Studio.
Since starting A05 Studio, they have had the great fortune to build custom pieces for companies like Google, Facebook and Nike, and are at the very forefront of innovative material and manufacturing techniques.
Conor Coghlan Co-Founder & CEO
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Conor came to the US in 2012. Conor received the Peter Rice Scholarship to the Harvard Graduate School of Design and graduated with a Masters in Architecture in 2015. He then worked for world-renowned Architect Toshiko Mori before founding the design-build firm A05 Studio. Conor was selected as one top emerging designers by ICFF in 2019 and has continued to innovate within the design industry most recently with the development of Hoek.
Brian Chu Co-Founder & COO
Brian graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a master's degree in architecture. He has been the lead designer and fabricator for multiple public installations throughout NYC. Before Founding A05 Studio, Brian worked for various architecture firms such as Grimshaw Architects, StudioKCA, RMA, and DDG Partners.
Sebastian Arroyo Hoebens
Research and Development
Head of Product Development
Luiza Melo Carneiro
Chief of Staff
Social Media / Marketing Manager
Director of Sales
Every Piece Of Hoek Furniture Is Made To Order In Brooklyn, NYC.
Each HOEK piece of furniture is designed, precision machined, and hand-finished by a highly skilled team of makers and designers in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Combining cutting-edge CNC technology with traditional carpentry techniques, each HOEK piece is meticulously crafted to your specifications.
Story of Hoek