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China takes the first place among 106 represented countries in 2019-2020 with 67 Platinum Design Awards won globally.

Como, Italy (DesignPRWire) January2, 2020 - Today, WDR – 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.
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.



Design Business Insights

Furthermore, for each country, three additional tables for strengths, weaknesses and opportunities are listed. The table of “Design Strengths” displays dominant design fields, in which a country is highly competitive and successful; i.e. for example you could learn whether Italy is better in Fashion Design, Furniture Design or Graphic Design. The “Design Weaknesses” table display design fields that are below average in comparison to other countries. The “Design Opportunities” table display latent design categories that could be further explored by the country. Using this functionality press members and design enthusiasts could discover more about countries, and understand the importance of diverse design sectors for each country. These insights could also be used by policy makers to determine which specific design sectors or industries could need or receive government subsidies or subvention. 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


Design Awards 
Τα ADesign Awards είναι παγκοσμίως κορυφαία βραβεία για το σχεδιασμό. Καθιερώθηκαν για να αναγνωρίσουν και να προωθήσουν τις καλύτερες υλοποιημένες σχεδιαστικές προτάσεις ανά τον κόσμο, δημιουργώντας μιαν ευρύτερη αντίληψη και κατανόηση για τις καλές σχεδιαστικές πρακτικές. Στόχος τους είναι να πυροδοτήσουν τη δημιουργικότητα και να ωθήσουν τους σχεδιαστές και τις εταιρίες να δημιουργήσουν υψηλού επιπέδου σχέδια και προϊόντα τα οποία να είναι επωφελή για την κοινωνία. 

A’ Design Awards is the world’s leading international annual juried completion for design. It has been established to recognize and promote the best design works in all countries, in order to create a global awareness and understanding for good design practices. The ultimate aim of A’ Design Awards is to ignite creativity and push designers, companies and brands worldwide to create superior products and projects that benefit the society. This year’s submissions are now open for entries and designers can register their submissions here 


The A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition is a specialized design competition open to both concept stage and realized architectural projects, urban design projects and buildings designed by architects, architecture offices, real estate developers and construction companies worldwide.
Registration is open until the 28th of February, 2020

You can register your designs here

The results will be announced on April 15. Selected winners and results will be featured in a publication on gradreview.gr.
View previous period winners here.


Below you can see some winner from previous years.



Jiangshan Fishing Village by Ziye Wu


Cliff House by Masato Sekiya




Sonata by Arkham Projects

The Black House by  Buero Wagner

Dream House by Tianqi Guan

Casa Ojala by Beatrice Bonzanigo



Loyly by Ville Hara