Jean-Jacques Lhenaff

Vice President, LIXIL Global Design & Consumer Experience

Jean-Jacques L'Hénaff is the Leader of LIXIL Global Design, America. Over the past 25 years, L'Hénaff has built international design teams in the US and Asia for companies such as Terk technologies, Kohler and Lixil/American Standard, while refining a user-centric design approach acquired early on in his career during his tenure at Henry Dreyfuss Associates. L’Hénaff looks for deep connections between the product, the brand, and the users/stakeholders, to create lasting value for the various organizations 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 Water Technology America, where he spent the last nine years building an award-winning design team responsible for the design of all American Standard and DXV products, as well as branded environments (corporate headquarter, showroom, trades how exhibit) and more recently the new American Standard brand identity.

L’Hénaff’s work and that of his teams’ has received many design awards and patents in Europe, Asia and the US, and he has been an active figure in the design community 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, France, and has completed executive training programs at Harvard Business School and Tuck School of Business.