SOURCE: Continuum


September 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Continuum Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama for National Design Award on September 13th

Global Design and Innovation Consultancy Feted at White House Luncheon and NYC Gala

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, was celebrated at a White House luncheon by First Lady Michelle Obama on September 13th for their 2011 National Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In addition, the award will be officially given at a gala in New York City at Pier Sixty on October 20th, to coincide with National Design Week.

One of only 10 organizations worldwide to receive this honor in 2011, the National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design. The jury gave Continuum top honors for excellence, innovation and enhancement of the quality of life through such innovative products as the Compass Patient Room System and the Nala Patient Recovery Chair for Herman Miller, the Omnipod Insulin Management System for Insulet, and the Swiffer WetJet for Procter & Gamble.

First Lady Michelle Obama is the honorary patron for the 2011 National Design Awards, emphasizing her ongoing championship of design and arts education. As a part of this focus, award winners will participate in an education program for local high school students before the luncheon.

"The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award is a humbling testament to our continued focus on human-centered innovation that adds true value to people's lives," said Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum's President and Chief Design Officer. "We are honored to be a part of both the White House luncheon with the First Lady and the gala in New York."

About Continuum:
Continuum, a global design and innovation consultancy, creates products, services and experiences that work for people and for the businesses that serve them. Based on in-depth consumer research, rigorous analysis of clients' business challenges, and inspired creativity, Continuum uncovers opportunities for innovation and makes them real. Since 1983, Continuum has worked with companies worldwide, including American Express, Amplifon, BBVA, Herman Miller, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Samsung, Sprint and Staples. Continuum has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.

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