World Design Rankings answers all your design-related questions

Olympics is to sports, as WDR – World Design Rankings – is to design. The annual global ranking aims to provide additional data and insights to economists, journalists and design-enthusiasts regarding the state-of-the-art in the design industry. The ultimate aim of WDR is to contribute to the global design culture by advocating and highlighting good design.

Note Et Silence. Mint Kobe by Specialnormal Inc. - Golden A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2014

WDR ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted the A’ Design Award. With the annual event, the world’s most innovative designs are put under the spotlight and receive global recognition. WDR then bring us more insight into the design potentials of each country and highlights their creative strengths, design weaknesses and the growing opportunities in the design field.

Randen Arashiyama Station by Yasumichi Morita - Platinum A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2014

Ever sit around and wonder ‘which country is best in industrial design,’ ‘which country is best in interior design,’ or even ‘which country is the best in fashion design’? The Design Business Insights section provides a ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories – thus giving you all the answers to your design-related questions.

Raw by Camiel Weijenberg - Platinum A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2015

Nine new countries are included in the 2017 rankings: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Kenya, Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Cameroon and Swaziland. The top 10 changed significantly this year as the rankings are now based on Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron awards issued by A’ Design Awards won by designers from represented countries instead of aggregate number of awards won by each country.

London Penthouse by Fernanda Marques - Golden A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2016

Waterfront Lilac by Yi Chen & Muchen Zhang - Platinum A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2016

To discover the complete list of countries included in the World Design Rankings, and to see in-depth design business insights for each country, interested parties could check the World Design Rankings.

To join this prestigious ranking, don’t forget to submit to the upcoming A’ Design Award!

Billboard: German Design Council
Billboard: German Design Council

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