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American Standard and DXV have announce opened a new industrial design studio in New York City, as well as the addition of four new designers to the LIXIL design team.
“Moving our design studio to New York makes sense. It provides us with direct access to a climate of culture and energy that you get in a diverse metropolis. An unparalleled talent pool of gifted designers is imperative in order to reach our mission of innovative, compelling and inspired design,” Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, vice president of design at LIXIL Americas said. “Our role is to transform trends and insights into delightful experiences and unique benefits for users. At the heart of our process is a user-centric approach, a process that allows us to deliver truly meaningful design and innovation.”
The industrial design team will continue to use its industrial design studio opened in 2015 at the Company headquarters in Piscataway, N.J., to facilitate communication with the marketing and engineering teams.
To further augment LIXIL design capabilities, as well as refresh and expand existing American Standard and DXV collections, four new individuals have joined the award-winning industrial design team.
Kibok Song joins American Standard and DXV as design director, special projects, from Hewlett-Packard; Jacob Nitz joins the team as a senior designer; andSherry Jiekun Qian and Calum Wagner join as junior designers.
Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, both culturally and professionally, each member of this dynamic team brings a unique perspective to new projects.