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China once again leads the way in the World Design Rankings, a system that provides data to economists and journalists in the art, architecture and design industry.

Innovations in design, architecture and art were key to making it through 2020. with the start of the new year, we take a look at the latest world design rankings which reveal the countries with the most recipients of the A’ design award and competition annually.

The table – as well as its data and insights – aim to highlight not only good design but state-of-the-art creativity per country. in turn, it promotes and contributes to a global design culture. continuing the trends from 2019, China once again tops the rankings in 2020 with 86 platinum design awards won.

The top 10 also features the same nations but with different orders. USA secured second place again, followed by Japan, Italy and then Hong Kong – who leap-frogged Britain in sixth place – Taiwan and Germany move above Turkey – who fell from seventh to ninth – and finally Australia coming in tenth. the table includes two new countries to the list: Macau and Iraq.

 

To add to your country’s ranking and receive international recognition, submit your best work to the 2021 A’ Design Award and Competition now.

 

The World Design Rankings: A Quick Bio

The World Design Rankings (WDR) rank all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted the A’ Design Award. It is important to note that countries do not individually join the rankings and they are represented by the participating designers indicating their countries or nationalities. Countries are sorted based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, the total score is calculated based on this table.

world design rankings 2020 announced!cloud by shota urasaki
A’ design award winner in furniture, decorative items and homeware design category, 2020
image © shota urasaki, 2019

 

interested to enter? designers and architects can register their designs for the A’ design award and competition here before the deadline on february 28, 2021.

world design rankings 2020 announced!termalija family wellness by ENOTA
A’ design award winner in architecture, building and structure design category, 2020
image © photographer miran kambič

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!phuket vip mercury by songhuan wu
A’ design award winner in interior space and exhibition design category, 2020
image © NHD-design,2019

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!fogo island shed by todd saunders
A’ design award winner in hospitality, recreation, travel and tourism design category, 2019
image © bent rené synnevåg

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!coupe by nagano interior industry co.,ltd.
A’ design award winner in furniture, decorative items and homeware design category, 2020
image © nagano interior industry co.,ltd.

WDR in Arts, Architecture and Design

The WDR aim to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings want to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potential of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.

The “Design Business Insights” section provides a ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories. Using the “Design Business Insights” section, media members and design lovers could discover leading countries for specific design sectors and get answers to their questions such as “Which country is best in industrial design”, “Which country is best in interior design?”, “Which country is the best in fashion design?” etc.

Three new countries have been included in the 2018 rankings: Botswana, Bahrain, Costa Rica. Top 10 did not change significantly this year, except for Hong Kong and Taiwan rising.

world design rankings 2020 announced!the peach garden by chao zhou
A’ design award winner in architecture, building and structure design category, 2020
image © he lian, the peach garden, view box, 2019

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!K11 musea by crystal chan
A’ design award winner in interior space and exhibition design category, 2020
image © edmon leong

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!seehof: a garden architecture by noa* network of architecture
A’ design award winner in hospitality, recreation, travel and tourism design category, 2018
image © alex filz, seehof, 2017

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!osker by gunther pelgrims
A’ design award winner in furniture, decorative items and homeware design category, 2020
image © kris thijs

 

world design rankings 2020 announced!Z line house by revano satria
A’ design award winner in architecture, building and structure design category, 2020
image © fernando gomulya photography

 

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A’ design award winner in interior space and exhibition design category, 2020
image © david foessel

Category-Based Top Designers’ List

Parties who are more interested in the success of individual designers than countries should check the “Design Classifications” platform instead. The “Design Classification Platform” ranks designers, artists and architects in hundreds of creative fields and design categories including architecture, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, graphics design and packaging design among others. Using the “Design Classifications” platform, design enthusiasts could get answers to their questions such as “What is the best advertising design agency in the world?”, “Who is the world’s’ leading architect?”, “Who is the best Graphics designer in Japan” etc.

The “Design Classifications” platform is therefore ideal for both press members to find excellent designers, artists and architects to feature, and is also a great source for businesses who are actively seeking the top talent in any given design field.

Interested parties could discover “Design Classifications” and checkout category-based designer rankings at http://www.designclassifications.com

Designer Rankings

Parties who are interested only to discover top designers, artists and architects regardless of the design discipline could check the individual and overall rankings of all designers, artists and architects at the Designer Rankings website. The Designer Rankings website provides an overall score and ranking of all designers based on the number of design awards won globally, in more than hundred creative disciplines including product design, graphic design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and service design. One may call that this is the list of “Top Designers”.

The Designer Rankings are accessible online at http://www.designerrankings.com

Digital Press Kit

A digital press kit is available for this release, including heat-map, latest rankings, editorial images for articles as well as logos.

Download Digital Press Kit here: http://www.worlddesignrankings.com/presskit.zip

REGISTRATION, RESULTS, AND REFERENCES

The results are always published first to the designers, there will be a period given to both companies and designers to obtain production rights and patents globally, as well as a four-month period to file for protection. Designers also receive help and support from the A’ Design Award for filing an application to protect their designs. The winning designs will be exhibited in our Gallery and Museum in Italy. The winners can use the A’ Design Award can use badges and stickers free of charge to further underline that their products and designs have been evaluated by a respectful organization and that their products have been marked as great designs. To see the competition timeline click here.

Winners—pride aside—receive a host of benefits including a 3D-printed metal trophy; an annual yearbook; awareness on an international level; and an invitation for two to their esteemed gala-night celebration and crowning ceremony. And with registration still open, now is the time to act and nominate yourself in this competition. Before you sign up at competition.adesignaward.com, we leave you with a selection of our favourite winners from the top five countries over previous years. As always, we’ll be announcing the current year’s winners this coming April. Will you be giving your country an extra opportunity to win?

 

Click here to take part in the A’ Design Award 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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