• A2 is located in the charming and vibrant neighborhood of Chelsea. Chelsea is a neighborhood on the move that maintains its historic charm.

    A2 Inc.
    245 West 29th Street
    16th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    E: info@a2inc.com
    T: 212.807.8772
    F: No one uses it anymore!

    Let's see what you got!
    A2 is always seeking enthusiastic designers and engineers. Please send your resume and work samples (limit 8MB). Resumes without samples will not be considered. PDF's or website links are preferred. We don't mind you calling but we will respond with exactly what you've just read, so don't bother calling.
  • History
  • A2 is a product development consultancy focused on design strategy, market and user research, industrial design and  engineering. We have unparalleled experience in bringing award-winning, highly saleable housewares, electronics, major appliances and other user-focused products to market.

    A2 has developed a highly successful product development method, focusing on a grounded approach to ensure executable design by considering, from the outset, such factors as cost, distribution, & manufacturing.

    Every day, our team focuses on the needs and wants of consumers, their lifestyles, and what motivates them to purchase products. Following through with the right product or marketing solutions is how we can fulfill the promise of our client’s brand. In all of our designs we successfully bridge style and function and, more importantly, each design exceeds user expectations.
  • Lou Henry
  • Lou Henry was a partner with the founder of A2 inc., Bruce Ancona, for over 11 years before becoming the sole principal of the firm. With over 20 years of experience designing and developing consumer products. He is responsible for the overall management of products from development through production. Lou leads a design team offering product design, engineering, and strategic brand consulting. His strength is creating design idea that not only work as objects but also meet the market objectives.

    Lou ensure that high quality work is delivered on time and on budget, creates a supportive and efficient production environment, and maintains client relationships before, during, and after projects. Lou's focus is on keeping a balance between A2's business and creative goals.

    Lou earned a degree in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon University. Throughout his career, Lou's work has been featured in numerous consumer, design, and trade media and has been recognized in most major global design competitions.
  • Who are we?
  • We’re a diverse team of specialists all addicted to the same crazy process. We love a challenge, and our diverse backgrounds add up to the right mix to solve every challenge we encounter.

    Our greatest skill is guiding our clients to their end goals. We not only find the answers you’re after, but we help you ask the right questions. For over 20years, we’ve operated in New York City and offered award-winning development services and long-lasting creative partnerships to clients in many fields. As the first U.S. design firm in China, we’ve helped U.S., European, and global companies do better business. As we look to the future, we intend to continue producing quality products with quality results that take the market by surprise and delight the consumer.