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World Design Rankings 2021-2022

WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

China takes the first place among 114 represented countries in 2021-2022 with 110 Platinum Design Awards won globally.

Como, Italy – January 1, 2022 – 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 114 represented countries and regions, followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany, and Australia which took the top positions in 2021.

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.

2021-2022 Rankings Update
Eight (8) New countries were included for the first time in the 2021-2022 rankings.

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 –

Vanke Fontanelle Aesthetics Pavilion Experience Center by Wei Jinjing
The Peacock Wine Cellar by Kyle MertensMeyer
Oriental Movie Metropolis Theater Exhibition Hall by Shanxing Gao
Slab Hill Lifestyle Lab by Greentown China Holdings Limited
Move it Mobile Office System by Designaffairs

Nam Kwong Diehu Center Complex by Peng Architects
Taizhou Z Center Office Building by Wei Zhang – gad
Emirati One Luxury Car Showroom by Marwan Mrad
Warehouse 20 21 22 23 Historical Workshop Renewal by Willy Yang Architects and Planners
Nave Air Conditioning System by Yael Issacharov
IKARUS Photography Artwork by Florian W. Mueller
JW Marriott Hotel Hospitality by Bo Liu and Hank Xia
Hohobare Amahare Restaurant and Champagne Bar by Shinjiro Heshiki and Akiko Higashi
Amplification of Sensation Chair by Eun Whan Cho
Ibis Styles Lublin Old City Lublin by Tremend
Heart Maze Art Installations by Wei Zhang
Darwin Bucky Exhibition Gallery by Kuber Patel and Jwalant Mahadevwala
Tabineko Illustration Illustration Calendar by Toshinori Mori
Fly Armchair by Pepe Lima
Capsule Lighting System by Sushant Vohra


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