On December 29th, the WDR (World Design Rankings) announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. Wonder where your country is ranked? Canada is making waves in the design world holding the 16th spot! United States ranked as number 1 among the 83 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2014. Here are the top 30 countries:
The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials 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.
Jo mentioned here some details about the A’ Design Award and Competition and their call for submissions. As the world’s largest design competition this is huge and offers so many benefits and notoriety for being a part of it. If you’d like to register you can do so here. I have been going through the list of past winners and am totally blown away by the creativity and craftsmanship of each project. Jo shared some winners in her post and I thought I would share some of my favourites.
Paper Teller Cuckoo Clock by Benjamin Ben Kemoun (based in Geneva)
Stretch Bench by Tulin Atamer Karaagac (based in Istanbul)
Vonk Fuse Picnicktable (based in Belgium)
Stratum Folding Chair by Ammar Kalo (based in the U.S.)
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