China takes the first place among 106 represented countries in 2019-2020 with 67 Platinum Design Awards won globally.
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.
China ranked as number 1 among the 106 represented countries, followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Turkey, Taiwan, Germany and Australia which took the top positions in 2019.
Greece ranked as number 32. See here the full list of Greek architects and designers!
World Design Rankings
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. 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.
Six (6) New countries are included in the 2019-2020 rankings: Macedonia, Maldives, Lao, Swaziland, Kenya and Armenia.
Top 10 did not change significantly this year, except for China taking the first place from USA.
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 here!
World Design Ranking utilizes data from participating creatives in the A’ Design Award and Competition to rank countries globally. A’ Design Award and Competition is the World’s most influential, most international and most diverse design accolade that is organized in over hundred creative disciplines and industrial sectors, reaching designers, artists, architects, makers, brands and businesses in almost all countries, with over billion logo impressions in internet, television, social media and traditional publications.
A’ Design Award aims to promote good design practices and principles worldwide by highlighting exceptional design work in all countries and in all disciplines. The mission of A’ Design Award is to create initiatives and events that incentivize and push designers to come up with superior products and projects that benefit society. The ultimate aim of A’ Design Award is the betterment of society through good design. A’ Design Award is annually organized and awarded in Italy.