Sandrine Lebas

Sandrine Lebas is a native of the south of France. After graduating (with honors) from ENSCI -- Les Ateliers, she remained in Paris for several years, working for Philippe Starck on the 7-Eleven Japan stationery line, GoodGoods catalog, and Alessi homeware.

In 1998 she created her own consultancy, collaborating with such companies as Alcatel, Thomson Multimedia, Salomon, and L’Oréal. She joined the San Francisco LUNAR team in 2000, participating in and leading projects for such clients as Hewlett-Packard, Adidas, Pasco, LeapFrog, Accuray, and Ventus.

Her work includes medical apparel and diagnostics instruments, wearable electronics, a revolutionary diaper system, and the Tortugo concept, a children’s entertainment device designed for the New York Times Magazine. Early 2010 Lebas led the KOO project to ICFF in New York, earning an IF award and propelling LUNAR into the home-furnishing world with a genius transformable baby rocker/bassinet.

As a creative director and lead designer, Lebas thrives on building and nurturing teams, crafting a high-expectation vision that combines user-centric design, social and emotional storytelling -- all under some often heavily constrained design innovation. Her specialties include consumer and wearable electronics, soft goods, and design for children.

Lebas has been honored in judging the IDEA 2010 and 2011 awards and has won several awards including an IDSA bronze for the modular entryway concept “Pret-a-Porter,” and multiple recognitions for the Ventus Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy (Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, Medical Device Excellence Award, IDEA 2010 Gold).

Associate Professor, Industrial Design
Chair, Industrial Design

MA, Les Ateliers/ENSCI, Paris