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World Design Rankings 2020-2021

WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

China takes the first place among 108 represented countries in 2020-2021 with 86 Platinum Design Awards won globally.

Como, Italy (DesignPRWire) January 1, 2021 – 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 108 represented countries, followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and Australia which took the top positions in 2020.

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.

Two (2) New countries are included in the 2020-2021 rankings: Macau (China) and Iraq. While Countries in the Top 10 did not change, Hong Kong surpassed Great Britain, Taiwan and Germany surpassed Turkey.

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 at

A’ Design Award, recognizing the excellent and original design work from across the globe, is the highest achievement in design, a source of inspiration for award-winning designers, artists, architects, brands and design agencies.

Here is a list of some of the best award winning projects from art, architecture, furniture design, industrial design, product design and many more. Complete list of Award winners can be checked at –

Aoxin Holiday Hotel by Shaun Lee
Codependent Table by Fletcher Eshbaugh
Haleiwa Chair by Melissa Mae Tan
Move it Mobile Office System by Designaffairs
It’s a Metaphor Table by Emanuele Di Bacco
Arc Guitar Stand by Hung Yuan Chang
HK Port Passenger Clearance Building Cross Border Crossing Facility by Aedas
Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel by Shawn Cheung – GOA
Shenyang Hunnan Exhibition Center Exhibition Center by Tengyuan Design
Samaranch Memorial Museum by Archiland
Guilin Exhibition Center Exhibition Center by Tengyuan Design
Perception Cafe by Haejun Jung – Feelament
Sissis Wonderland Reading Space by Leo Sun
Ibis Styles Lublin Old City Lublin by Tremend
Aluminum Flower Garden Restaurant by Moriyuki Ochiai
Fluids Interactive Installation by Kevin Sun
Tabineko Illustration Illustration Calendar by Toshinori Mori
Modernizm Ceramic Tiles Collection by Maja Ganszyniec
Flow With the Sprit of Water Public Art by Iutian Tsai

Art Farm Guest House by Chen Xu and Gabriele Goretti


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