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Continuum

Founded in 1983 by Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum is a global design and innovation consultancy that endeavors to improve people’s everyday lives. With its integrated team of researchers, strategists, designers, and technical specialists, the studio has created such popular products as the Reebok Pump shoe and the Swiffer as well as medical innovations, including the Insulet OmniPod Insulin Delivery System, the Herman Miller Nala Patient Recovery chair, and the Compass Patient Room system. Continuum has garnered numerous awards, including the 2009 Industrial Design Excellence Award for its Colorblind: Understanding Green project and the 2010 NEOCON Gold in 2010.

Swiffer for Procter & Gamble, 2001. Photo: Sal Graceffa

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The three main criteria for the jury are excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. What do you think?

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