HERMAN MILLER
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Furniture that inspires--and solves problems.

APPLE
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Proving that style, specs, and sophistication can work as one.

BURTON
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Capturing the snowboard lifestyle--with cutting-edge tech.

VIKING
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Cooking like a pro, with unquestioned good taste.

OXO
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Ergonomic, affordable kitchen tools with curves like museum pieces.

JETBLUE
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An integrated experience from kiosk to blue snacks.

NIKE
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The Swoosh is worldwide, bringing art and fashion to sport.

KOHLER
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Fixtures that make the loo worth a visit.

TARGET
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Where designers go to shop--and sell.

STARBUCKS
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Making Italian-inspired coffee culture safe for America--and the world.

THE CONTAINER STORE
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A banal name married to unexpectedly attractive products and its shopping experience.

MCDONALD'S
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A global restaurant redo, part of a systems-design upgrade.

BLACK & DECKER
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Classic American tools that marry form and function.

WALMART
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The world leader in business-process design, now greening the global supply chain.

CROWN
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Proving forklifts can be as well designed as iPods.

WHIRLPOOL
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Can appliances be sexy? Its newest products say yes.

JOHNSON&JOHNSON
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Functional, sustainable design in your medicine chest.

INTERFACE
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Carpet maker designing for net-zero enviro impact by 2020.

GE
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Turning to design for health care (MRI machines), tech (Smart Grid), and customer relations.

3M
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No-nonsense materials giant creates products that delight.

GILT GROUPE
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Fashion flash-sales site makes online shopping as chic as its wares.

FLIPBOARD
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Artful creator of real-time virtual magazines.

JAWBONE
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Hands-free headsets like modern jewelry, Jambox speakers that rock.

METHOD
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Eco-friendly cleaning products you're happy to leave on the counter.

FITBIT
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Making health-data monitoring easy, fun--and cool.

TESLA
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Sleek electric sports cars that you can feel good lusting after.

FUEGO
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The outdoor-grill company is burning up sales at Target.

INCASE
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The most stylish maker of Apple accessories.

TWITTER
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Its easy-to-use interface works for corporations and regime topplers

LIVESCRIBE
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Smartpen system captures writing, listening, and images in a magic notebook.