News flash! The World Design Rankings have been announced for 2019. 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 an A’ Design Award. This year China beat the United States to the top spot among among the 106 represented countries, followed by Japan, Italy, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Turkey, Taiwan, Germany and Australia (yay!) rounding out the top 10. You can check out the complete list here (Sorry Kim Canada came in at 18) and when you’re there you can even zoom into a country level, click on the country name in the rankings table and you will be able to see top designers from that country. Best designers in that country will be displayed first.
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.
For several years 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 2019.
Bandage Sofa by Olga Bogdanova and Elena Prokhorova
Raw Radiator by Davide Diliberto
The Black House Housing by Buero Wagner
Aestus Vase by Oliver David Krieg
Bo Du Resort Hotel Design Commercial by Zhang Can – CSD Design Office
Flow Chair by Alexander Diaz Andersson
Kirin Wetland For Vanke Town Sales Office by Wang, Shaoqing
Quaint & Quirky Dessert House Dessert House by Chaos Design Studio
P.R Lounge Chair Lounge Chair by Alexandre Caldas
Cliff House Weekend Residence by Masato Sekiya
Shimao Loong Palace Residential landscape by Shimao Group
Sabrab Office Interior design by Sabrab Miguel Barbas
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 2019-2020 A’ Design Award and Competition here but time is short so get your entries in now.
This post is in collaboration with A’ Design Award & Competition