World Design Organization's 30th General Assembly

World Design Organization 30th General Assembly Hero

There is an increasing appreciation for the design process—its focus on the end users and the environment in which they live—as a critical tool for resolving some of life’s biggest challenges. Many designers today are embracing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide their work.

At our 30th General Assembly in Torino, Italy, you will learn more about how we aim to promote design-led innovation that will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. We invite you to attend and share with us the ways in which you are already using design-led innovation to:

  • Promote responsible consumption and production,
  • Make your cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and
  • Foster innovation that ensures health and well-being.
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    Gianfranco Zaccai
    President, Chairman, and Chief Design Officer

    Gianfranco is known for championing a holistic and highly integrated approach to innovation research, design, and development.

    His vision has resulted in highly successful category-defining products including the Reebok Pump and P&G’s Swiffer. Continuum’s long-term strategic partnership with the Herman Miller Company has focused on developing innovations in healthcare.

    Gianfranco holds degrees in industrial design from Syracuse University and architecture from the Boston Architectural College. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctor of arts degree from North Carolina State University. In 2009, he received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Syracuse.