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Company Profile

 

Founded

1983

Overview

Continuum is a global design and innovation consultancy.

We partner with our clients to discover powerful ideas and realize them as products, services and brand experiences that improve people’s lives and grow businesses.

The Future. Made Real.

Process

Continuum draws upon deep expertise, human understanding and global awareness to develop products, services and experiences that improve people’s lives around the world. We partner with our clients to develop ideas that work for people and help move them through their organization and out into the world — ensuring the development of innovative, impactful solutions that deliver the right business results. 

Work

Some of the world’s most well-respected brands and organizations rely on Continuum as their innovation partner, including Allsteel, American Express, Andersen Windows, BBVA, BMW, Bose, Guzzini, Herman Miller, Haier, Johnson & Johnson, Masterlock, Moen, Nestle, Penske, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Reebok, Samsung and Staples.

People

Continuum has more than 150 full-time employees, working out of five offices around the world. The Continuum team is made up of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural professionals with diverse experiences, including anthropologists, architects, brand strategists, business strategists, economists, electrical, mechanical and software engineers, psychologists and designers from several areas such as graphic, industrial, interaction, interior, retail and web.

Areas of Expertise

Continuum’s diverse teams focus on challenges in areas including:
Brand Experience
Growth Strategy
Digital Design
Business Design
Engineering
Human Factors
Interaction Design
Product Design
Service Design

Accolades

Continuum has garnered more than 200 awards for outstanding innovation and design, includingIDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award), MDEA (Medical Design Excellence Award), Spark Award, Red Dot, iF, Compasso D’Oro, Presidential Design Award from U.S. President Clinton and National Design Award from Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Patents

Continuum has more than 330 design and utility patents.

Ownership

Privately held

Founder

Gianfranco Zaccai, Chairman, President and Chief Design Officer

COO

Carmencita Bua

Locations

Continuum has five offices worldwide: Boston, Los Angeles, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai