Vice President, LIXIL Global Design American Standard
Jean-Jacques L'Hénaff is the Leader, Lixil Global Design for the Americas. Over the past 25 years, L’Hénaff has built and managed international design teams in the US and Asia for companies such as Terk Technologies, Kohler and Lixil/American Standard, while refining an insight-driven design process acquired early on in his career during his tenure at Henry Dreyfuss Associates. L’Hénaff looks for deep connections between the product on one side, and the users/stakeholders on the other, to create lasting value for the various brands he worked for. His work spans consumer electronics, private yachts and aircraft interiors, bath and kitchen fixtures and fittings, medical devices, branded retail environments, packaging, and subway train interiors.
In 2013, Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff joined LIXIL Americas, where he spent the last eight years building an award-winning design team responsible for the design of all American Standard and DXV products.
L’Hénaff’s work and that of his team’s has received many design awards in Europe and the USA, and he has been an active figure in the design community for the past 25 years, as a lecturer, panelist, and jury of the prestigious IDEA award. He is a graduate in product and transportation design from Ecole Supérieure de Design Industriel in Paris, and has completed executive training programs at Harvard Business School and Tuck Business School in branding and innovation.