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Zaccai

Zaccai

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Gianfranco Zaccai is president and CEO of Design Continuum, an international multidisciplinary design consultancy.

Actively involved with the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), presently as Board Treasurer, he also served on the Board of Directors from 1993 through 1995 and was responsible for reinvigorating the ICSID Interdesign, serving as group leader in Sweden, Colombia and again for the Interdesign 1999 Workshop on Water in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zaccai has also served as Northeast District Vice President for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Design Management Institute (DMI) in 2003.

Zaccai and his firm’s work have been acclaimed in national and international publications and received numerous awards from organizations around the world. Presently a faculty member at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan and an advisor to the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse, Zaccai holds degrees in Industrial Design from Syracuse University and in Architecture from The Boston Architectural Center.

Organizations, institutions and associations

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Associazione di Disegno Industriale (ADI), Chairman of the Board, the Design Management Institute (DMI), Board Member & Treasurer, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), Past President of the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA), Emeritus Board Member of the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA), Past Member of the Board of Directors, The Boston Architectural Center (BAC), Board of Advisors to the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Society of Concurrent Engineers (SOCE), Honorary member of the Australian Academy of Design, Board of Directors, The Italy/America Chamber of Commerce and Trade of New England, Board of Governors, The Dante Alighieri Society of Boston

Academic background

Mr. Zaccai holds a degree in Industrial Design from Syracuse University. He was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar of the University in June 2000. Zaccai also holds a degree in Architecture from The Boston Architectural Center.

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