World Design Rankings

Posted on Mon, 9 Jan 2017 by midcenturyjo

News flash! The World Design Rankings have been announced for 2016. Who do you think topped the list? Where did your country come? What are World Design Rankings? WDR ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award. United States ranked as number 1 among the 88 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions this past year. So where did your country came? Check out the list below:

(As you can see Canada pipped Australia by 2 places. Come on Aussie designers time to pick up your game. Next year we have to beat those Canadians!)

The ultimate aim of the World Design Rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings 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.

With the best of the best showcased in hundreds of design fields and categories the Design Classifications allow you to choose the top ranking designers, artists and architects for your next project be it in architecture, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, graphics design and packaging design and more.

This is the second year that Desire to Inspire has partnered with the A’ Design Award & Competition, the world’s largest annual juried design competition that honors the best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. Such an exciting competition. Such a prestigious award. Here are some of my favourite winners from previous years.

Malibu Apartment Remodeling by Fernanda Marques

1×3 Coffee Table by Petar Zaharinov

MU’trans Home Accessories by MU’factory Cetti Davì/Dario Feo

Le Cube Sofa by Rob van Puijenbroek

good morning original calendar 2012 “Farm” Calendar by Katsumi Tamura

Creative Sound Records Office by Marina Nosova

Icicle Chair by Ali Alavi

Baan Dinner set cupboard by Mr.Paitoon Keatkeereerut, Chawin Hanjing

Church Conversion ID Residential House by Gianna Camilotti

Goes Rock too Living by Fernanda Marques

Rocking Zebra Toy by Newmakers

Gamsei Cocktail Bar by Buero Wagner/F. Wagner with A. Kreft

Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the 2016-2017 A’ Design Award and Competition here but time is short. Entries close February 28, 2017.


This post is brought to you in collaboration with A’ Design Award and Competition

Bettina says:

ha! Uruguay number 39! not bad considering that our population is just 3:

Bettina says:

ha! Uruguay number 39! not bad considering that our population is just 3:

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