World Design Rankings

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World Design Rankings

Your Country Needs You: do battle with international design talent, as the A'Design Award's World Design Rankings are updated...

There’s nothing better than a little competition to encourage us to push boundaries and achieve our best work—and don’t those clever minds behind the A’ Design Award & Competition know it; as they once again reveal the annual World Design Rankings chart.

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World Design Rankings (WDR) ranks countries based on the number of designers that have been graced with the A’ Design Award. Participating designers currently represent 99 countries, and scores are allocated to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Iron winners before being added together. Simply put, if a country has a high level of representation, there’s more opportunity of ranking higher. Of course, great design is recognised too, Iron Design Award winners receiving two points and Platinum Design Award winners a whopping six.

The United States of America—current frontrunners with 737 awards and 2,762 points—maintain first position from last year, and China and Japan remain in second and third place respectively; flexing their design innovation muscle and thirst for healthy competitiveness. If you’re a creative or designer—perhaps you’re from one of the top three countries and want to keep them in their rightful place, or perhaps your country is presently ranking lower and you want to help them fly up the World Design Rankings—you should register and submit your work to the A’ Design Award and Competition 2019. Not only will a panel of experienced academics, prominent press members, and established professionals cast an eye over your designs, you could walk away with one of international design’s top honours.

You have until 28 February to submit your work. Winners will be announced 15 April 2019; the results published on We Heart shortly after. Until then, we’ve picked our favourite designs from the most awarded designers of the top 12 rated countries … can you do better?

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Katsumi Tamura is Japan's most awarded designer with 44 featured award-winning projects; including his Rocking Chair Calendar, Graphics and Visual Communication Design winner, 2012—2013

Katsumi Tamura is Japan’s most awarded designer with 44 featured award-winning projects; including his Rocking Chair Calendar, Graphics and Visual Communication Design winner, 2012—2013.

Springetts Brand Design are the UK's most awarded designers with 17 featured award-winning projects; including their Beer'd Up Beer Packaging, Packaging Design winner, 2015—2016

Springetts Brand Design are the UK’s most awarded designers with 17 featured award-winning projects; including their Beer’d Up Beer Packaging, Packaging Design winner, 2015—2016.

Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan are Japan's most awarded designers with 13 featured award-winning projects; including their Spiral Pavilion Parametric Cardboard Structure, Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design winner, 2017—2018

Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan are Taiwan’s most awarded designers with 13 featured award-winning projects; including their Spiral Pavilion Parametric Cardboard Structure, Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design winner, 2017—2018.

Simon Colabufalo is Australia's most awarded designer with five featured award-winning projects; including his Metrotopia Public and Privet Transportation, Futuristic Design winner, 2012—2013

Simon Colabufalo is Australia’s most awarded designer with five featured award-winning projects; including his Metrotopia Public and Privet Transportation, Futuristic Design winner, 2012—2013.

Pepsi Live For Now Capsule Collection Fashion Accessories by Pepsico Design & Innovation is Winner in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category, 2014 - 2015

PepsiCo Design and Innovation are the United States of America’s most awarded designer with 19 featured award-winning projects; including their Pepsi Live For Now Capsule Collection Fashion Accessories, Fashion and Travel Accessories Design winner, 2014—2015.

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Kris Lin is China’s most awarded designer with 46 featured award-winning projects; including his Jenga Windows Complex of Commercial Space, Interior Space and Exhibition Design winner, 2016—2017.

One Plus Partnership Limited are Hong Kong's most awarded designers with 30 featured award-winning projects; including their Wuhan Insun International Cineplex Cinema, Interior Space and Exhibition Design winner, 2016—2017

One Plus Partnership Limited are Hong Kong’s most awarded designers with 30 featured award-winning projects; including their Wuhan Insun International Cineplex Cinema, Interior Space and Exhibition Design winner, 2016—2017.

Calla Backpack Bag, Winner in Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Category, 2015 - 2016

Anne-Christin Schmitt is Germany’s most awarded designer with seven featured award-winning projects; including her Calla Backpack Bag, Fashion and Travel Accessories Design winner, 2015—2016.

Omdesign are Portugal's most awarded designers with 18 featured award-winning projects; including their Special Edition Porto Barros 100yo Packaging, Luxury Design winner, 2015—2016

Omdesign are Portugal’s most awarded designers with 18 featured award-winning projects; including their Special Edition Porto Barros 100yo Packaging, Luxury Design winner, 2015—2016.

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Emanuele Pangrazi is Italy’s most awarded designer with three featured award-winning projects; including his Catino Bathroom Collection, Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design winner, 2012—2013.

Fernanda Marques is Brazil's most awarded designer with 13 featured award-winning projects; including her London Penthouse, Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category winner, 2015—2016

Fernanda Marques is Brazil’s most awarded designer with 13 featured award-winning projects; including her London Penthouse, Interior Space and Exhibition Design winner, 2015—2016.

Hakan Gürsu is Turkey's most awarded designer with 77 featured award-winning projects; including his Alpina D-Dsnb Private Airplane, Aerospace and Aircraft Design winner, 2017—2018

Hakan Gürsu is Turkey’s most awarded designer with 77 featured award-winning projects; including his Alpina D-Dsnb Private Airplane, Aerospace and Aircraft Design winner, 2017—2018.

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